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SHIMANO Shimano Deore RD-M531 9 Speed Rear Mech - Black

The Shimano Deore RD-M531 9 Speed Rear Mech is a wide link top normal Deore derailleur.
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Can I upgrade with this
Can I upgrade with this derrailleur, I have an Apollo FS 26.se Mountain Bike, with full suspension and front and rear disc brakes. I know it is only 7 speed, but will I be ok to upgrade without having to purchase any upgrades etc?
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asked 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Jamesandkatiekatoos
on Shimano Deore RD-M531 9 Speed Rear Mech - Black
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answer 1
Always try to use a mech that matches your cassette. So I wouldn't recommend using this 9 speed with your 7 speed cassette.
answered 6 months ago
by
100wear
 - Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough, UK
answer 2
James / Katie,

7speed, you will need a hanger bracket, as from your picture, the Shimano is hangerless, meaning it fits directley too the frame to combate this, you can buy a bracket, but bear in mind, if your using trist grip of non shimano, just google the ration of your current twist, dont worry they are easy to fit, also as a tip, once you have fit the derilleur, to avoid splitting the chain, remove the rear derailleur allen key cog, chase the chianaround the new derailleur, refit the cog, good luck
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answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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Marco666
 - Widnes
answer 3
Nope, the pull ratio would be wrong and the chain too wide for the cage.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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Kayakjack
answer 4
This is not a recommended fitment, as the 9 speed derailleur is too narrow for the 7speed chain. Ideally, you will need a 7/8 speed derailleur.
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answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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aluminium cast bracket on derailleur
hi basically i have broke off the derailleur from my bike where it has broke off from it looks like a aluminium cast bracket dont know the technical name is this included or can i buy it seperatly , i know from asking that this is supposed to break if under strain.
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
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mudmonkey
on Shimano Deore RD-M531 9 Speed Rear Mech - Black
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answer 1
Is it the lug on the frame?
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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Kayakjack
answer 2
gear hanger or dropout is sold inhalfords
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answered 3 years, 3 months ago
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doctor149
 - carlow
answer 3
This is called the gear hanger and prevent the frame from being broken, a replacement hanger is available to order from your local Halfords store
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answered 5 years, 5 months ago
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will this work with the crossfire 1
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asked 1 year, 6 months ago
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robert5
 - choppington
on Shimano Deore RD-M531 9 Speed Rear Mech - Black
2 answers
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answer 1
This is a 9 speed mech and I believe the Crossfire is 7 speed. Therefore I wouldn't recommend using it.
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answered 6 months ago
by
100wear
 - Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough, UK
answer 2
Rob,

Yes, you may need to buy a sepperate hanger bracket to bolt to your bikes rear wheel good luck
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answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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Marco666
 - Widnes
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