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Shimano Sora 3500 9sp Rear Derailleur

Sora derailleurs feature an advanced light action for low-friction shifting up or down the block.

Features:

  • Wide link design for increased rigidity and precise gear shifts
  • 11-tooth pulleys for reduced pulley wear and chain noise
  • Pulleys feature sintered alloy bushings for smooth-running performance
  • 37 tooth total capacity, rear sprocket size range 11-32T
  • Compatible with 9-speed drivetrains

Specifications:

  • Cassette Compatibility: 9
  • Maximum Sprocket: 32T / 14T
  • Minimum Sprocket: 25T / 11T
  • Maximum Front Difference: 20T
  • Total Capacity: 41T

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  • Colour: Black
  • Size: Short Cage, Medium Cage
  • Speed: 9 Speed
 
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Calidad precio genial. Lo he utilizado para un cassette de 8v y va perfecto. 15 October 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by does the same job as the more expensive Bought this as smashed my x7 to nits when I broke my rear mech hanger, does the job well. 30 July 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Not bad for entry level I got this RD as default when I purchased my road bike. 9 speed groupset. Its been over a year since I started riding, commuted to work daily(20km), trainings over the weekend, 165km rally, and continuing my training for the next event. Rode in rain or shine. Impressive RD for the price tag. Took quite a beating. Occasionally, like all mechanical devices, they need to be cleaned, adjusted and "greased". A good maintenance practice went a long way for this fellow. After every few rides, and especially in rainy days, immediate degrease and wash. Wipe down and let the bike dry before the lube. Cable check, RD shift check, chain check, FD shift, brake check, and you are good to go. As said, occasionally you need to re-tension the cables and minor adjustment to the RD. Its just wear and tear. I am still riding my Sora, until my upgrade parts arrive. So far so good, impressive. Then Sora will be retired from the road and will be re-fitted into another bike for indoor training. If you just started road cycling, you want to build your own bike but not sure what you want, Sora is a good start for the money. Of course if you can spare a bit more cash, you can opt for 105. Regardless on what hardware you are running on, a good bike fit, proper riding technique, and physically fitness makes the big difference. Once you get all that right, then you will start noticing your hardware limitations such as shifting precision, smooth transitions, rolling resistances, etc. Thats when you make the plan for your upgrade and you will know exactly what to do. Cheers, hope this help. Regards, Siva. 21 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tough & cheap enough for rough & powerful kids My son’s using the full set of this 3500s. He actually races and rides quite hard as he almost wears out the Conti. GP4000s before 3000km, at approx. 35km/h(?) on the flat roads for a couple of hours, also up-hills or down-hills, but the mechs seem quite alright. It takes a little severe setting (because of the cheap materials?), but once it’s done, it works just fine as the other Shimano’s. He’s ridden for about 6000km till now, and no major problems so far. But it tends to loose the proper setting with ST-3500, which has the adjusting dial of wire tension just beside the lever. (He tends to touch it when he holds the bracket) . The current Tiagra’s got the same style of wiring as you know, but it's not this RD's fault. I’m thinking of upgrading to 5800’s when it comes to the more serious races, but till then, I just keep saying to him “Keep pedaling !” :-) A good product for the elementary riders with budget. It’s so reasonable, and seems tough enough even for the powerful kids. 16 May 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Does what it says on the tin Rear mech works fine does the job nicely. Easy to fit and adjust 05 May 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Does the Job Got this to keep my winter bike on the road after i smashed my existing derailleur. For the price and convenience it was absolutely perfect. 31 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Not bad It works perfect for a 1 year on my mtb bike with 11-32 cassete and mtb shifter 18 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Replacement This was a replacement for my wife's road bike, good price for what is a standard 9 speed read mech 22 February 2014
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Due to the capacity of this drivetrain; the Short Cage (SS) variant would be ideal.
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The Medium Cage one will work fine
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Cassette and chain choice

I have this mech fitted to my bike but need to replace the cassette, chain and jockey wheels after 2,000 miles.

Will the Shimano HG73 Chain (114 links) and a Tiagra 12-27 cassette work with this mech? Which jockey wheels do I need?

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Yes; the HG73 and Tiagra 9 speed cassette will be fine to use with the Sora 3500 rear mech. The jockey wheels you need are the 'RD2300' (sku274771) linked below.
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The chain certainly will, and I'd imagine that the cassette should be fine.
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Due to a 9-speed drivetrain requiring a narrow chain; compatibility with a 7-speed system is not possible.
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Yes it should work, using it on the same cassette tho with a double front
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I am proposing to use it on a mountain bike with three front rings and 9 sprockets on the rear, min 12T, Max 32.
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The Sora rear derailleur will not be suitable for the setup you wish to do. You will a long cage mountain bike derailleur for the triple ring and cassette range.
 
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We would not recommend using 9 speed dérailleurs on an 8 speed drive train. This will cause indexing issues and not work smoothly.

We would suggest you source a specific 8 speed rear dérailleur.
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I want to change this for my current Sora Rear Derailler as I want to change to a bigger tooth cassette for hills. I currently have a Sora SS which is rated to a 27T but I want to put at least a 11-28T possibly even an 11-32T on my bike. Will this work and if so how do I know what size cage to get?

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The Medium Cage mech has a 32tooth Max cassette possibility; so for the suggested setup, the Medium would be advised.
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Short cage or Medium?

Hi, I've got a specialized allez sport, which has a compact crank, and a 12/25T rear cassette.
My Tiagra 9 speed rear mech is broken... should I purchase a short or medium cage?
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The total capacity of this drivetrain is 29tooth for which the Short Cage derailleur is the best option.
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Will this rear mech operate a 11-30 set up?

I am presently riding a Specialized Allez Elite 9 speed Tiagra 50-34 at front and 12-27 to rear, I would like to fit 11-30 to rear would the 9 speed sora 3500 allow this? if so which cage size?
I take it as well as cassette, rear dérailleur I would need a longer chain than at present?
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Yes the medium cage derailleur can shift across a range of 11 - 32tooth.

A longer chain may be required but when changing the cassette it is advised to swap the chain regardless to guarantee the perfect engagement between the two.
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Flatbar shifters

What type of flatbar shifters is the Sora serie compatible with?
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Currently the only option we have in stock the the Tiagra R440 shifters which are fully compatible and offer a crisp shift.
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Yes, this derailleur is compatible with the Dura-Ace 7700 shifters.
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