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Shimano XTR Shadow Rear Derailleur, Top Normal (Long Cage)

Shimano XTR Shadow Rear Derailleur, Top Normal (Long Cage)
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Shimano sets a new standard for rear derailleurs with its XTR Shadow Rear Derailleur. It's made of super-light cold forged-aluminum and carbon, has a strong spring to keep the body stable even when you're blasting through rough sections and delivers precision shifts every time. Plus, this trick derailleur is super low profile and barely protrudes past the quick-release nut. It also features direct cable routing. These features mean there's much less risk of striking and damaging the derailleur or snagging the cable on roots and rocks, either. And, Shimano's 11-tooth pulleys alternate link contact, reducing wear and smoothing pedaling, too.

An important part of a rear derailleur's job is keeping the chain taut as you change gears. Chain-wrap capacity is a number that tells whether or not a derailleur will be able to do this on the drivetrain you plan to use it on. Calculate chain-wrap capacity with this formula: Chain-wrap capacity = (large chainring - small chainring) + (large rear cog - small rear cog). Example: 46/34/24 chainrings and a 12-34 cassette: (46 - 24 = 22) + (34 - 12 = 22) = 44-tooth chain-wrap capacity.

Part Numbers

689228130449 IRDM972SGS XTR33670217R