positive, reliable and crisp shifting. value
bulky footprint compared to shimano saint, xt and zee rear derailluersOverall Review: I have a x9 short cage 9 speed rear derailluer that has survived three seasons of heavy duty bike park use. It's beat up and slightly bent but the shifting is still crisp and reliable. I personally love the postive feel of sram shifting versus Shimano. The only gripe I would have about the x9 rear derailluer is the bulky profile of the component. It's much bigger than Saint, Zee and XT rear derailluers.