RD-M786 (XT Shadow Plus ) Derailleur Review

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December 28, 2016
Model/Year: 2016

Pros: Quality Price

Recommendation: Quality at a good price

March 26, 2016
Pros: Value, quick shifting, Shadow Plus works pretty well

Cons: Cable routing is weird, can be finnicky

Recommendation: A great rear derailleur, but I still don't understand why they couldn't figure out a way to send the cable somewhere other than into the spokes of the rear wheel

June 12, 2014
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Crisp, reliable shifting, great value & durability.

Cons: None

Recommendation: I've noticed a decrease in chainslap with this rear derailleur. It can stand a lot of abuse. Amazing value.

March 8, 2014
Model/Year: XT Shadow Plus

Pros: Clutch, durability, all metal, crisp shifting.

Cons: None,

Recommendation: This is by far the best mech I have owned. I bought it because I went to a 1x10 with a narrow wide and needed a mech with a clutch.

December 17, 2013
Model/Year: 2013 RD-M786

Pros: Adjustable clutch. Lightweight. Strong. Makes drive-train quieter due to no chain slap.

Recommendation: Do yourself a favor and get a shadow plus derailleur from Shimano.