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Reviews Lightweight RD

Lightweight RD

This is über-bling: a light (120g), all-carbon, functional (because of the inherent stiffness of the material) rear derailleur – all for a penny… under 800 quid! Not cheap, but things of great beauty very rarely are.

We had it working perfectly with Campagnolo’s Chorus 10 drivetrain, even if it made our test bike look like a Ford Mondeo with a Ferrari steering wheel. The Lightweight derailleur works with Shimano and Campag – you just swap the position where the cable anchors. It’s got titanium where carbon fibre won’t work, and aluminium sleeves for all the adjusters to increase wear. KCNC anodised jockey wheels complete an impressive engineering package.

The barrel adjuster was a bit stiff, though, requiring plier jaws wrapped with cloth to turn it. And standard screws on the high and low gear adjusters could see a slipping screwdriver cause a nasty scratch on that beautiful carbon weave.

Contact : Wiggle www.wiggle.co.uk

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.

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