- Shimano Shadow RD Technology: Super low-profile design
- Cage features carbon outer plate with aluminum inner plate for ideal combination between light weight and stiffness
- Stiff return spring and revised cable pull for consistent, positive shifting feel
- Sealed bearing pulleys
The new 10-speed XTR rear derailleur offers 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. With low profile Shimano Shadow design, the XTR RD-M980 is built to mesh with popular RapidFire shifters and features main body spring tension that works well with full outer casing and creates more consistent shift effort throughout the entire cog range. Delivering a perfect combination of low weight and rigid durability, the derailleur has a carbon fiber outer pulley plate and an aluminum inner pulley plate. With a sealed bearing guide and tension pulleys to eliminate contamination from mud and debris, the XTR RD-M980 is ready to take the trail on.
About Shimano Engineered Dyna-Sys Drivetrains:
Shimano has been making mountain bike drivetrains for more than three decades, including eight generations of Shimano Deore XT--the original off-road...