Was having shifting problems and could not get them corrected. After being told about hanger alignment i purchased the DAG 2.2. I found the hanger out of alignment. Aligned my hanger and readjusted the derailleur then my shifting problems went away.
my touring bike lives a tough life on the road, been dumped on the derailleur side 3 or 4 times. Some gears didn't shift correctly or stay in gear ... the bike shop said, well you've got 30,000 plus miles.... new cassettes, chains, and rings didn't clear the problem, didn't really look out of alignment...., bet I was 12-15 degrees off. re aligned the drop out, gee, the bike shifts better than when new, runs quiet. I'll check my other bikes, like I said, problem solved.... Velocio
The differences between this and the original DAG that I've owned for decades are not huge. In fact. I made an extension for the old tool that duplicates most of the functionality of the new one. The DAG-2.2 does seem a bit tighter and I'm happy with it, but the difference is subtle. If I hadn't needed a second tool, I would have been perfectly happy with the modified DAG.
Good tool. Well built and very sturdy. With thinner rear cassette spacing and lighter weight drivetrains, this is just a must have tool for anyone who does their own maintenance. Park makes good quality tools at a reasonable price.
I was struggling to adjust the rear derailleur on one of my bikes to get clean shifts across the whole range, and realized that the derailleur was not looking properly aligned. The DAG 2.2 confirmed my suspicions, and allowed me to coax the hanger back into alignment. Problem solved. I checked my other bikes, and ended up adjusting another as well.
The tool itself is functional, rather than elegant, but it gets the job done at a decent price.