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  1. #1
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    Jan 2012

    M960 XTR RD vs SLX?

    How does the SLX compare to the old XTR? Is Shadow worth it above RapidRise?

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    the catalan connection
    Reputation: What&son's Avatar
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    Jan 2004
    IMO, no.
    I think shadow only makes sense if you stay on the larger cogs, otherwise its main body just gets in the way as with any other derailleur. And that´s assuming you smash derailleurs often....not my case. But I´m just guessing, never tried one actually, so....
    Anyway, just for the RR thing, and the weight I would pick a 960 xtr over a SLX anytime.
    Last edited by What&son; 05-24-2012 at 06:09 AM.
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    Jan 2012
    I'm planning on upgrading to 10sp when the XT shadow+ comes out in the next month or so

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