Shimano XTR Shadow RD-M972 Rear Derailleur

by: Shimano

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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.

    • Direct routing reduces the risk of snagging
    • Stronger return spring for more crisp shifting feeling
    • Bracket axle keeps the derailleur body from contacting the chainstay
    • Titanium upper pivot bolt, Teflon-coated parallelogram pivot bushings, adjustable pulley cage tensioning and sealed-bearing pulleys


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