Shimano Tourney RD-TX35 Rear Derailleur

DESCRIPTION

Shimano Tourney RD-TX35 Rear Derailleur with Hanger: Advanced light-action design. Includes Smart Cage which gives MegaRange compatibility with a shorter derailleur cage.

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 12, 2021]
Restornation555


OVERALL
RATING
1
Strength:

If you pray, it might change gear and not kill you.

Weakness:

Just horrible... Always has play in pivots, flexes a ton when shifting and looks awful. I’ve dealt with tons of these, it’s sad they’re so common and ruin people’s entry level biking experience. For around $20 it’s a horrible deal, much better off getting an older 90’s derailleur.

Purchased:
Used  
[Jun 09, 2014]
Matt

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Cheap, slick shifts, easy setup, durable (within the constraints of the price point)

Weakness:

Heavy, quirky looking (though not ugly to my eye)

I have a very cheap (~£50) steel clunker here in China for shopping and short camping trips, to save my expensive road bike from horrible road surfaces and occasional thieves. The components that came with it were useless but basically free frame ornaments at this price. The rear derailleur very soon was only selecting the highest and lowest cogs, as there was so much play in the pivots that it wouldn't stay in any intermediate gears. I snagged this tx35 derailleur new for 70rmb, about 8-9$. I didn't want to fit anything more expensive given the poor quality of the rest of the bike. Shifting is a revelation, even with cheap imitation sunrace gripshifts. Smooth, quiet, dependable, just like it's higher end siblings (I use Deore- LX normally, with a vintage XTR setup on one of my bikes). Sure it's heavy, but in terms of shift quality, it really punches above its weight. Highly recommended for keeping commuters and clunkers in service.

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