Shimano XTR - Shimano's top-of-the-line, and the offroad racing standard, now redesigned with a mirror-like polished finish! Linear "Low Normal" reverse action derailleur reverses the shifting motion, putting less strain on your drivetrain and increasing intuitiveness of shifting action. 11-tooth pully wheels, SGS long cage design.
Submitted by Dilberto - 12/5/2008 10:33:55 AM
Shifts smoothly......but never stays put.
Weak parallelogram spring makes chain bounce everywhere, including OFF the chainrings, ghost shifts often, too much adjustment required.
I do not like Low-normal rear derailleurs, after all. They shift smoothly, but also has that annoying random ghost shift too. I hate that fact I need to constantly adjust this thing before each ride.
I''m switching back to top-normal RD. In fact, I''m getting SRAM X0.....never needs adjustment, clean shifting and never ghost shifts. 1:1 actuation ratio rules!
For the money, I would not recommend this RD. I''ll keep my Shimano FC-M960 XTR crankset/BB, though.
No I would not recommend it to a friend
Submitted by jughead - 10/12/2003 8:32:35 PM
it shifts smoothly; the mirror-like finish is excellent; looks good.
none in performance but a little pricey than the xt...
Less Than A Month
it shifts great! it shifts soooo smooth.... as if you are not shifting.... you've got to see and feel to believe it!!! xtr rules!!!!!