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    XTR Trail RD m985 cage replacement

    Smashed my inner and outer plates on my XTR shadow plus rear derailleur, LBS not having any luck ordering them.
    anyone know if the cage from a lower line shadow plus RD will work? XT, SLX, zee etc or where to order the xtr plates.
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    Don't know but was looking for the same info to update an 820 Saint rear to a long cage..

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    iirc folk have swapped out saint and xtr...dont know about any others...

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    I just did an inner cage swap on an XTR from a lower model RD, maybe XT or LX, maybe even SRAM, it was in my smashed RD box already off) and it works fine. no luck in finding a replacement for the outer carbon cage part, so reinforced the broken lower pulley mount area with a piece from an old alu cage. Really would think that with the design and the cost, that you'd be able to buy and replace the cages.
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    From the research I have been doing it seems the cage assembly from a XT with Dyna with shadow+ will work.. The non shadow+ one will not work as they don't have the right inner sleeve that the bolt goes into.. I learned this the hard way with buying an XT non + and it's not even close inside..

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    I just did an inner cage swap on an XTR from a lower model RD, maybe XT or LX, maybe even SRAM, it was in my smashed RD box already off) and it works fine. no luck in finding a replacement for the outer carbon cage part, so reinforced the broken lower pulley mount area with a piece from an old alu cage. Really would think that with the design and the cost, that you'd be able to buy and replace the cages.
    Which model XTR? Shadow+ or non +?

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