A quiet bike is a beautiful thing. With SRAM's X0 Type 2 Rear Derailleur you'll hear the wind rushing past, the crunch of knobbies biting into dirt and the buzz of your freehub. SRAM's Type 2 technology eliminates chainslap, derailleur bounce, and other drivetrain racket. The roller bearing clutch keeps the chain tensioned for consistent shifting and is virtually maintenance free. The tech continues with an aluminum/composite construction, SRAM's 1:1 actuation ratio and direct cable routing for quick, reliable shifts. Plus, the Cage Lock feature gives you super easy rear wheel removal and installation.
An important part of a rear derailleur's job is keeping the chain taut as you change gears. Chain-wrap capacity is a number that tells whether or not a derailleur will be able to do this on the drivetrain you plan to use it on. Calculate chain-wrap capacity with this formula: Chain-wrap capacity = (large chainring - small chainring) + (large rear cog - small rear cog). Example: 44/29 chainrings and a 11-28 cassette: (44 - 29 = 15) + (28 - 11 = 17) = 32-tooth chain-wrap capacity.
SRAM's Type 2 Cage Lock technology makes changing your rear wheel easier than ever. Simply push the cage forward, engage the lock and you'll have a slack chain that stays put while you change the wheel. You’ll be back riding in record time!