Hi all - I have a 2nd hand 2104 Bandit and I recently bent the right rear dropout where the tab is for attaching the derailleur. There was a hanger attached to the tab (it didn't bend!), but in looking around at pictures of the removable dropout-derailleur configuration I noted that some show the derailleur direct-mounted to the removable dropout. I assume my hanger was installed as an extension to allow for the stock XT derailleur to run a wider range cassette (converted to 1x by PO), so I'll need to keep it. However, since the pictures show direct-mount, I wonder if the right rear dropout is intended to act as the "sacrificial" derailleur hanger? Did any of you running (or that had) Bandits use a hanger?

Here's one of the direct-mount pictures

And another