DNP Epoch 6

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I believe that the DNP GX series were friction derailleurs, while the DNP Epoch series were index compatible. I have never been able to detect much difference in geometry between the two - but who am I to say.

Using the Geological definition, an ‘epoch’ is a span of time smaller than a ‘period’ and larger than an ‘age’. Which reminds me of a driving instructor who sternly informed me that you should use the hand-brake when a ‘pause’ becomes a ‘wait’ - very handy information when you have a driving test to pass.

Despite these musings, the Epoch 6 remains a strongly constructed, but creativity-free copy of a Shimano Tourney.

  • Derailleur brands: DNP
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Date of introduction: 2000?
  • Date of this example: unknown
  • Model no.: unknown
  • Weight: 329g including hanger plate
  • Maximum cog: 28 teeth?
  • Total capacity: 35 teeth?
  • Pulley centre to centre: 75mm
  • Index compatibility: 6 speed
  • Chain width: 3/32”
  • Logic: top normal
  • B pivot: sprung
  • P pivot: sprung
  • Materials: steel
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