Top-Normal return for precision up shifting and emergency downshifting. Preferred by traditional and gravity riders: Best matched with RAPIDFIRE Plus. The low-profile SHADOW design is intended for more aggressive riding, offering more clearance with no chain stay contact.
Shimano XTR 9-Speed Rear Derailleur Features:
Shimano Shadow RD
Low profile design
No chainstay contact
Direct cable routing
Stronger return springs
Top-Normal return spring (conventional)
Shadow features a super low profile design that reduces the risk of damage from trail side hazards
Single tension spring prevents contact with the chainstay resulting in a silent ride
Direct cable routing prevents snagging from any trail side hazards
Full carbon fiber inner and outer pulley cages
Cold forged alloy links and pivot body's leads to lower weight without compromising strength and durability
Rated 5 out of 5 by BCIYA Great
Excellent! Smooth quick shifts and durable... I've used this on my DH bike and my AM bike and it's still going strong after about 3-4 years.
28 January 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by mtbmig Sin embalaje.
El cambio venía perfecto y con los buenos acabados que tiene Shimano pero venía en una bolsa de plástico. En la descripción de producto no decía nada al respecto.
03 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by frankbike1 leggero ed efficente praticamente perfetto
lo monto nella mia front da xc: moolto bello e leggero (182 gr) funzionamento impeccabile rispetto al fratellino xt (rdm 772) la cambiata è molto più veloce è precisa.gabbia in carbonio bellissima
difetto:se si rompe la gabbia in carbonio il ricambio costa più dell'intero cambio.
10 September 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Great but fragile
This rear mech is great as long as the trail is clear. As soon as the terrain get rough, you run the risk of the carbon cage breaking. Shifting couldn't be sweeter on this thing, but if you ride rough rocky terrain it will not last long.
10 June 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Does the business but poorly designed
Great mech for shifting but poorly designed. The bracket axle unit is the weak point. It is so weak that this will break ahead of the rear hanger. Also it is very hard to find the replacement part and 99% of local bike dealers will say the whole rear mech will need to be replaceded because Shimano reps will say the part cant be sourced and in most countries this is the case. If you ride on flat tracks with no chance of sticks and rocks hitting the rear derailleur then you should be fine with no problems. 2 stars for crap design.
20 November 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous If you've got money to burn.
Sure they weigh nothing ...trouble is, they break at the bottom end of the swingarms. Went down to my local bike shop to see if I could get a part, he pulled out a box of them mostly broken in the same place, and told me that you can get the part for 90% of the whole deraleur.
19 November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous must buy
smooth running , good looks , light . my only problem is that i snapped it in half somehow , still buying another one tho .
09 May 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous The carbon arm is too flexible and the protective cage at the bottom breaks off. If the going gets tough this one is too soft. Same thing happened twice to me. Rather opt for the M970 with the aluminium alloy arm. Much more durable. If weight is not a big consideration go XT.
22 February 2011
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