Prototype Blackbox Rear Derailleur and 7-Speed Cassette on Sam Hill's Bike 1

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Prototype Blackbox Rear Derailleur and 7-Speed Cassette on Sam Hill's Bike - 2013 Fort William World Cup Pit Bits - Mountain Biking Pictures - Vital MTB

Sam Hill, Steve Smith, and Aaron Gwin are running some miniaturized XX1-style derailleurs. Just like XX1, they use SRAM's straight parallelogram movement, which helps prevent skipping. They're also quipped with a clutch to limit chainslap, and all of the boys had 7-speed cassettes as well.

Credit: Brandon Turman
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1 comment
  • Big Bird

    6/7/2013 3:51 PM

    Progression and regression in the same product! Love it!

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