Posted by David Galbraith on Sep 17th 2012
Its actually not the part - geniune Shimano. It is the product listing that Im choked about. It is stated that this is recommended for the shift kit. Great I have just installed the shift kit.
Hello...anybody out there??? It would of been nice to have the two special tools required mentioned. A chain whip and a Shimano lock ring tool. Living 1000 miles from the city. Wait another two friggin weeks for parts.
Posted by Michael Taylor on Mar 18th 2010
When I first saw these I thought they were some junk on sissy cheap bikes. but NO. This is the boooomb.
If you are tired of huge gaps in your mountain bike gears, or building a shift kit bike, this is the ticket to tight ratios, but you still get a big climbing gear or for pedaling that 70# bike up the parking garage with the engine off if the residents don't like it.
You must have a long cage rear derailleur or you will blow it off the first time you shift the 34t.
Any 34t compatible derailleur will work, but you can find the cheap Mega Range matching derailleur at your local bike shop or even Walmart. It has a red pulley that is about 15teeth around, and uses the axle as a mounting point instead of derailleur hanger. Probably $0- 20.