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    If XTR Shadow plus in OFF position can cage swing into wheel?

    Twice in the first 6 rides on my Pivot Mach 429 carbon my rear derailleur has ended up in my rear wheel and exploded the derailleur and broken spokes when the rear suspension compressed over small (inches) depressions/drops. I didn't even know about this feature so the shop left it in the OFF position when they put the wheel on and adjusted the shifting but never put it back ON. Go ahead and kill me for not knowing about this mechanism! I had moved over from an 11 year old Specialized Epic with XT components and NEVER had a problem.
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    Clutch on or off shouldn't have anything to do with that. It's either adjusted wrong or the hanger was bent. Or maybe chain too short.

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    Could be chain too short. I recently switched to 1x10 from 1x9. I have a short cage Zee derailleur with 11-36 cassette. It shifted perfectly on the stand and pedaling around the driveway. the first ride though it jammed the cage into my spokes and ground a few teeth of of the jockey/pulley wheel. I remedied by compressing the suspension all the way realizing i had to add two links. Its been perfect ever since.

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    ^^^ Shadow plus on or off makes no difference though.

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    obviously,the problem maker is the H-limit screw on RR derailleur of bent hanger.

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