The Vivo V2 was the final Vivo design. It should have a corrugated rubber 'boot', albeit one that is slightly different from the boot used on the earlier designs.
Like all of the Vivo derailleurs, it has no cable adjuster, but does have an grub screw to adjust the strength of the spring in the parallelogram. Some of its other features include:
- the cable feeds in from the top of the derailleur.
- the cable clamp is on an arm extending towards the rear attached to the outer parallelogram plate. It uses a grub screw and hole, a little like the system on the Vivo Enduro - and very unlike the arrangement on the Vivo V1.
- the adjustment bolt at the b-pivot is a Allen headed grub screw.
- the pulley wheels are Tacx sealed bearing units with 11 teeth.
- it is completely diassemblable, with removable parallelogram pivots, again like the Vivo Enduro - and unlike the Vivo V1.
- the whole feel is high-end-CNC-machined, again like the Vivo Enduro - and unlike the Vivo V1.
This example is machined silver and has logos that do not look like they have been applied as part of a production process. If I had to guess I would suspect that the Vivo Enduro in this collection, and this Vivo V2 were produced using components machined by the same, low volume shop. I would further guess that Vivo V1 in this collection is assembled from components made from castings made by a larger volume factory.
- Derailleur brands: Vivo
- Country: USA
- Date of introduction: 2000?
- Date of this example: unknown
- Model no.: unknown
- Weight: 243g excluding rubber boot
- Maximum cog: 34 teeth? (a guess)
- Total capacity: 40 teeth? (a guess)
- Pulley centre to centre: 86mm
- Index compatibility: 9 speed Shimano
- Chain width: 3/32”
- Logic: top normal
- B pivot: sprung
- P pivot: sprung
- Materials: aluminium