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Veloce rear derailleur vs Centaur rear derailleur(4 posts)

Veloce rear derailleur vs Centaur rear derailleurmfuchs1
May 30, 2003 7:37 AM
Other than 9s vs 10s and a few grams, are there and functional differences between a Veloce rear derailler and a Centaur (and Chorus for that matter) rear derailleur?

I also assume that you can change out pulley wheels on a post 2001 Veloce to make it 10s. Am I correct?

Thanks in advance

Mike
re: Veloce rear derailleur vs Centaur rear derailleurMcAndrus
May 30, 2003 9:11 AM
The essential differences are weight and cost. As you move up the product line you'll get more responsive shifting but unless you're racing it might not be worth the money.

You can make a 9s into a 10s by replacing the jockey pulleys and bolts. I think http://www.branfordbike.com has a kit for that.
No real differenceLeroy
May 31, 2003 5:14 AM
I have both. The script lettering on my veloce der. looks cooler.
re: Veloce rear derailleur vs Centaur rear derailleurChris3212
May 31, 2003 2:09 PM
There is one notable difference between the Veloce and the Centaur derailler, which also is applicable to the whole component group. With Veloce the bike racers at the club ride won't talk to you. With Centaur they might acknowledge your existence (especially a 10s cassette, which you might even get a "hi" out of one of them!).