The low-profile design of the Shimano Shadow rear derailleur tucks in to the dropout area to escape contact with rocks and branches that can ruin a ride in a matter of seconds while the Shadow Plus technology makes rear wheel changes easier.
Dyna-Sys specific cable-pull for (HG-X) 10-speed mountain drivetrain compatibility
Shadow+ design: low profile body and bracket to avoid chainstay and obstacle contact, with stabilizer switch to reduce chain drop and slap
Top-Normal return spring optimized for RapidFire shifters
Direct mount frame compatible allowing easier removal of rear wheel
Wide link parallelogram design increases rigidity and performance
2 fluoric coated link pivot bushings minimize friction
Aluminum and steel construction with 11-tooth pulleys
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Q: Will it fit a 9 speed cassette?
A: This rear derailleur is intended for 10 speed only because of the cable pull difference from the 9 to 10 shifters.
Shimano derailers always have a smooth shift to them. I ride a Giant Trance and chain slap is minimal due to their superior suspension design and with the shadow +.feature chain slap is all but eliminated. You can't go wrong with this derailer!!