Shimano 4600 shifters with which rear derailleur?

Drunkenjoiner

Active Member
Location
Barnsley
Evening all
My road bike has Shimano Tiagra 4600 shifters. I am looking to go up to a 32t cassette so looking for a new medium/long cage compatible rear derailleur.
Long cage 4601’s are like rocking horse poo, the 4700 is not compatible (thanks Evans for the bad and expensive WRONG advice).
105 5700 not easy to get hold of
105 5701 easier to get hold of but not 100% sure it’s definitely compatible
Which would be my best option please???
Kind regards
DJ
 

wonderloaf

Über Member
I've not used one myself but understand you can use an derailleur extender to accommodate larger cassettes, like this one:

https://www.sigmasports.com/item/Wolf-Tooth-Components/Road-Link-Rear-Derailleur-Hanger/DOQG

Edit: Or even this one:
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/gear-spares/aluminum-rear-derailleur-hanger-extender/
 
OP
Drunkenjoiner

Drunkenjoiner

Active Member
Location
Barnsley
I've not used one myself but understand you can use an derailleur extender to accommodate larger cassettes, like this one:

https://www.sigmasports.com/item/Wolf-Tooth-Components/Road-Link-Rear-Derailleur-Hanger/DOQG

Edit: Or even this one:
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/gear-spares/aluminum-rear-derailleur-hanger-extender/
Hi and thanks. Been recommended one of this type of thing but as I am currently running a Tiagra 4700 rear derailleur that is not compatible (thanks again Evans) and needs replacing I am looking and wanting to make sure I get the correct one this time
Kind regards
DJ
 
OP
Drunkenjoiner

Drunkenjoiner

Active Member
Location
Barnsley
Shimano 5701 will be compatible - it's basically a 5700.

My son's Columbus cross bike runs 4600 shifters with a 5701 medium cage rear derailleur.
Thanks, that’s what I was hoping someone would be able to confirm and is it ok with an 11-32t cassette?
Best regards
DJ
 

Ajax Bay

Veteran
Location
East Devon
Last edited:
OP
Drunkenjoiner

Drunkenjoiner

Active Member
Location
Barnsley
OP
Drunkenjoiner

Drunkenjoiner

Active Member
Location
Barnsley
That's what we've got at the moment, on Fulcrum 5 LG wheels. So "yes".
Great news all round.
Thanks guys for your input
Best regards
DJ
 

mcshroom

Bionic Subsonic
A deore M951 9sp rear mech will work absolutely fine also, and give you at least 11-34 range. MTB and Road rear cable pull was the same up to 9sp for MTB, and 10sp road (except) 4700, so any 9sp MTB mech, or something like a Sora 3500 GS mech should work.
 
Top Bottom