"Perhaps I have a rogue example but the alignment of the mech isn't very good. Viewed from above the cage looks to be slightly twisted and viewed from the rear the idlers are not vertically in-line. The drop-out on my frame is fine and a short-cage SRAM I have aligns spot-on. I do wonder if the body of the mech is sufficiently engineered to take a long cage? This said, it works OK but the adjustment is more critical than with the short mech. I'm forever having to make small adjustment to the cable tension (tightening) to take-up slack and keep the chain centred on the sprockets otherwise I get the occasional, but regular, slip. By comparison, the well aligned short-cage SRAM I have is very tolerant of adjustment."
Cons: Low Quality
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You won't be disappointed by the quality
Posted13 August 2009
"OK, so it's not cheap (but Wiggle was the best price I could find inc. p&p) but you must expect to pay for (German) quality - just look at the welds, better than many frames. Weight is fine unless your bike's on a supermodel diet - in which case you won't be using a rack+panniers anyway! For me, the 'clincher' is the neat and fully adjustable stays. Nothing worse than the flat-metal strips that even many high-end racks provide and which, however carefully you bend them, always look plain ugly. If you use panniers fitted with plastic hooks wear of the paint finish need not be a major problem. My only complaint is that Tubus do not seem to make this model in SS or Ti."
Pros: Adjustable, Durable, Good Fit, High Quality, Rugged