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Shimano XTR RD-M981 Shadow Rear Derailleur 10 Speed

Blue Sky Cycling


Precision engineered XTR Shadow Dyna-Sys 10-speed rear derailleur for the ultimate in shifting performance and durability.

The new 10-speed XTR rear derailleur sees a re-engineered architecture that provides a smooth, linear feel at the shifter and is remarkably stable despite suspension movement, trail chatter or inevitable cable contamination. Shimano's new Direct Mount Rear Derailleur system gives more space around the rear frame dropout resulting in easier rear wheel removal but also allows frame designers to shorten chain stays, increase axle sizes and move suspension pivots.

Direct Mount gives a simpler, cleaner look
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 fibre outer pulley cage saves weight while alloy inner cage increases rigidity
Cold forged alloy links and pivot body's with carbon composite P-body
Four fluorine-coated link pin bushings
High rigidity wide outer link braces the pulley body
Strong return spring for a positive shifting feel
Improved cable pull ratio provides a more accurate shift action
Dyna-Sys 10-speed compatible only
Durable sealed bearing pulleys for low friction
Top normal spring uses the spring to select higher gears
35T capacity GS cage

Cage Length: Long / Medium
Color: Series Color
Weight: 148g
Model: RD-M981-SGS / RD-M981-GS
Mount: Direct Attachment
Maximum Sprocket: 32-36T
Minimum Sprocket: 11T
Front Difference: 18T
Total Capacity: SGS: 41T, GS:35T
TYPE Shadow

SGS LONG CAGE UPC : 689228299863

GS MEDIUM CAGE UPC : 689228299764

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