Shimano RD-R350 10sp rear changer

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Shimano RD-R350 10sp rear changer

Postby CPeachey » 22 Mar 2014, 6:28pm

http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/shim ... aid:667992
Current 10sp MB mechs are not compatible with road Sti shifters and Road mechs don't offer 34t capacity however..Rose seem to have sourced a 10sp mech 34t capacity suitable for Road Sti shifters. Giant seem to have this on some of their bikes but no-one else appears to offer it as a spare.
Has anyone got one of these? Does it do what it says on the box ie 10sp 34t road Sti compatable?

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Re: Shimano RD-R350 10sp rear changer

Postby Brucey » 22 Mar 2014, 7:40pm

according to shimano's specifications, yes.

But don't think for a moment that you 'need' such a thing.

Any shimano 9s mech (road or MTB) will work just fine with 10s road STIs, and you can choose a mech that has a decent total capacity instead.

The RD-R350 10-SS model has only got a 37T overall capacity, so an 11-34 cassette and a 12T front chainring gap are OK but any more than that isn't recommended. The sister model RD-R350 GS is a nominally 9s model and has a larger overall capacity (41T) but accepts only a 32T large sprocket, according to the specs.

NB there is no barrel adjuster in either version.

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Re: Shimano RD-R350 10sp rear changer

Postby CPeachey » 22 Mar 2014, 10:11pm

I could'nt find Shimano's spec for this anywhere. Have you a link for it please?

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Re: Shimano RD-R350 10sp rear changer

Postby Brucey » 22 Mar 2014, 10:23pm

http://productinfo.shimano.com/specifications.html

-then use the tick boxes to drill down; ('road' 'shimano' 'rear derailleur') I can't post a link to the exact pop-up.

BTW they used to have the specs in the SI techdoc, but they have recently revamped their system so that it isn't in the 'user manual' or the 'dealer manual' but it is on that crummy system, if you can find it. So much for progress...

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Re: Shimano RD-R350 10sp rear changer

Postby gaz » 22 Mar 2014, 10:30pm

Brucey wrote:I can't post a link to the exact pop-up.

http://productinfo.shimano.com/spec-pop ... 10-SS/spec

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Re: Shimano RD-R350 10sp rear changer

Postby Brucey » 22 Mar 2014, 10:32pm

oh ta, the page before that (which I can't seem to link to) shows both RD-R350 models side by side.

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Re: Shimano RD-R350 10sp rear changer

Postby gaz » 22 Mar 2014, 11:03pm

I can't link that page either :lol: .

Brucey wrote:BTW they used to have the specs in the SI techdoc, but they have recently revamped their system so that it isn't in the 'user manual' or the 'dealer manual' but it is on that crummy system, if you can find it. So much for progress...

The crummy system does include a pdf download: http://productinfo.shimano.com/PDFdownl ... ns_v010_en

Both the above models are on page 110, although not side by side. IMO it could be a useful document for making comparisons between mechs in different groupsets.
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Re: Shimano RD-R350 10sp rear changer

Postby CPeachey » 23 Mar 2014, 5:12pm

Thanks for the link...very helpful.
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