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    Bent Shadow Plus Derailleur

    Hello,

    I have an XT Shadow+ derailleur RD-M786 on my Trance X29er 0. On the last ride I somehow managed to bend the derailleur beyond repair, however the aluminium hanger remains straight. I have bent hangers before, and they are usually accompanied with a bit of noise when the the offending object is dragged in. This time there was no noise just all of a sudden it stopped changing smoothly, upon inspection I noticed the derailleur was bent.

    Has anybody else experienced these shadow + derailleur's bending before the hanger does? This is going to become expensive if I have to replace these every time I catch a stick.

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    Bent Shadow Plus Derailleur

    I bent my XTR shadow plus a week ago. The little aluminium piece that comes off the derailleur hanger and bolts to the main part of the derailleur. I unbolted it from the hanger and the derailleur and straightened it in a vise. I was surprised it bent (stick in it) but at least it was easy to fix and I assume this little piece would be cheaply replaced.

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    I have bent that before, however this time it was actually the derailleur that was destroyed

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