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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:32 am 
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Before I got a Zee RD, I did a couple thousand miles on 1x10 11-36x32 and later 11-40x32 drive train with an X9 RD. The X9 was joy to use, but when I got Zee brake levers with an i-spec 10sp Saint shifter, I decided to go full Shimano with a Zee FR RD. What a disappointment that was, the Zee was significantly more finicky to setup than the X9 and I could never make it work just right. Between the 5th and 6th cogs, it would either hesitate to shift up, or shift down, most days it would hesitate to shift in either direction. I tried different B-screw lengths and fine adjustments without success. When I saw the RADr cage, I knew I had to give it a shot.

The RADr cage is a game changer if you run Shimano. It looks great, it has bling, it oozes quality machining and cool anodization. But most important thing is, it changes the location of the upper jockey wheel axle. No longer coaxial with the cage pivot, its offset position makes it change the jockey wheel distance to cogs depending on the cage angle which gets it closer to all cogs across the cassette. Bottom line is - Zee RD + RADr = high precision shifting similar or better than X9 because the Saint shifter is sweet. In my initial 20+ miles with this setup, it has not skipped or hesitated to shift once. If you run Shimano 1x10 with a 40T or 42T cog, get the RADr and be happy.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:47 am 
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Looks sweet with your Mojo's color scheme, too!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:13 am 
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Cool Sti!
Looking good and working well, that's pretty rare.
Was it expensive?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:47 pm 
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It was not cheap, it cost me more than a new Zee RD @ CRC but at $55, it did not ruin me either. I wonder how hard it would be to make one DIY from CF.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:57 pm 
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Once you know where to place the pivot points and the pulleys, making a DIY version should be a walk in the park.
$55 is not expensive for something like that, not at all.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:47 pm 
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2 1/2 years and thousands of miles later, I am still a big fan of the RADr cage. I currently use it with a Saint RD and SunRace 11-40t 10sp cassette. With a well lubed chain (got wax? :lol: ) and Saint shifter, the drivetrain just "disappears" and I can focus on the trail. Three thumbs up!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:22 pm 
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Thanks for update Sti.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:17 am 
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Yeah, thanks for the update.

Got wax :D $10 for a pint of it in fact. How's that for dry lube pricing?


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