SHIMANO XT Shadow Rear Derailleur (RD-M772)
XT Shadow Cages
I replaced my ancient LX RD after I broke it with the XT Shadow. I went for the long cage version which is 100mm pin to pin on the jockey wheels compared with the 87mm on my old LX. I am using my LX shifter as well, I haven't noticed a huge difference in shifting because the rest of the drive train is worn out. Certainly a nice piece of gear though.
2 December 2009
SHIMANO XT Rear Derailleur (RD-M772)
I have fitted this gear on my bike and working pretty well so far. I would recommended anyone that wants to upgrade their bike gears then this is the one to pick.
1 October 2009
XT Shadow rocks
Super smooth, easy install and outperforms my previous XT with a stiffer spring and better use of space. The cable butt is hidden away from catching loose gear and my entire rear hub is now the same width as my frame. No protrusion means I can forget about allowing space in the tight turns or cut-off log passes, even on the smallest cog it is level with the frame. I run it with an LX Shifter and it works great. Recommend this to anyone wanting to get faster shifts, I didn't even have to tune it!
2 September 2009