Not SRAM bashing in general, I like the drivetrain stuff and it seems more resistant to knocks than shimano mechs. I like the shifting too.
I've been running a SRAM X9 rear mech for about 18 months, and it is now so badly worn on the pivots that it is adversely affecting the shifting.
the play seems to be evident at all the pivot points and at the much hanger mounting point, but most noticably at the join between the plastic and metal parts of the cage.
Anyone running a long lasting X9 mech or do they not last more than a year or so? For £65 rrp I would like them to last a few years at least!!
lets not get started on the jockey wheels