SHIMANO XT rear derailleur RD-M8000 GS Shadow+ medium cage
The 11-speed XT rear derailleur is in no way inferior to the XTR rear derailleur in terms of function and shifting performance, only the slightly higher weight could be considered a minus point.
Like its big brother from Shimano's top range, it always delivers fast and smooth shifting. With the revised Shadow+ technology, the preload of the chain can be adjusted in two stages using a small lever on the rear derailleur. So you can decide whether the chain should run more smoothly with less chain tension, or whether it has to be tensioned more tightly for rough terrain. The shadow construction reduces the rear derailleur's lateral overhang and thus reduces the risk of the rear derailleur getting caught on sticks and stones.
The jockey wheels used with sealed bearings run very cleanly and offer a long service life!
Material: aluminum, plastic, steel
Version: 11-speed , medium-length cage
Compatibility frame: derailleur hanger standard / direct mount
Switching stages: 11-speed (Dyna-Sys11)
Total capacity max.: 39 teeth
Max crank capacity: 10 teeth, difference between the smallest and largest chainring
Largest sprocket cassette: 40 teeth / 42 teeth 2x 11-speed , 46 teeth only with 1x 11-speed drives
Smallest sprocket cassette: min. 11 teeth
Note: The rear derailleur is only compatible with 11-speed Shimano Dyna-Sys11 shifters!