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Old 12-22-19, 07:04 PM
Moe Zhoost
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I used an X-RD5(W) on my commuting bike and had probably 15,000-20,000 miles on it. I can say that it was reliable though I did have a few problems: I had to replace the gear ring pawls twice because they were chipped. This was totally the result of my aggressive shifting under load, which would pound the pawl into the ball ring. Once I calmed down and shifted gently all was good. The other problem was that the circlip that retains the planet cage on the axle lost its springiness and would pop out of its groove. I replaced it with a new one - no problems since.
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