Carbine and XTR M986 RD

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  • 12-05-2012
    kburati
    Carbine and XTR M986 RD
    Anyone know if this rear derailleur will work on the Carbine, didn't realize I ordered the one that can be direct mounted until I rec'd it. Can it be used in conjunction with a Derailleur hanger or do I need to send back and get an M985?
  • 12-05-2012
    Wheelman55
    You got the Shadow plus right?

    I've got the RD 986 SGS on my Carbine 275 3x10. Fits perfect.
  • 12-05-2012
    kburati
    Great, thanks. Can't wait to set this whole bike up. Putting it on a small Carbine 275, which FD did you use?
  • 12-05-2012
    Wheelman55
    For my 3x10...

    Shimano"XTR Trail M-981"

    Front derailleur, Shimano IFDM981TD6 "XTR Trail M-981"
    3x10, direct mount, top-pull cable routing, aluminum

    If you run 2x10...

    Front derailleur, Shimano IFDM986TD6 "XTR Race M-986"
    2x10, direct mount, top-pull cable routing, aluminum
  • 12-06-2012
    kburati
    Thanks again, that's exactly what I needed.
  • 12-06-2012
    Wheelman55
    Consider buying a spare drive side dropout for the 275.
  • 01-03-2013
    snipes1
    would it fit on a tracer 29 do you think, also should I get a med or long for running xt 2x10 cranks
  • 01-03-2013
    OCMoto
    Yes, it should fit fine on the T29. The M986 RD mounts to a normal hanger or you can remove the small standard mount extension and use it for direct mount. For 2x10 I would go med cage.