Shimano XTR Shadow Plus M985 Rear Derailleur now @ My Mountain from $319.95!
Possibly one of the coolest innovations of the past 12 months, Shimano brought out a new iteration of their XTR Rear Derailleur dubbed "Shadow Plus". Falling into the Trail category of XTR, the M985 rear derailleur brings with it brand new technology that is targeted towards long travel trail bikes and the aggressive riders among us wanting maximum chain security on their drivetrain. While chain devices have been around for some time, Shimano looked at the other end of the bike and saw that they could increase tension on the chain with a stronger spring in the derailleur cage to reduce chain slap. Distinguished by their Gold switch, the Shadow Plus XTR derailleur has quickly established itself as a must-have for Trail and All Mountain riders, providing a significant advantage over standard derailleurs in terms of chain retention.
For those wanting to read up more about the Clutch-equipped derailleur, check out the Shimano XTR Shadow Plus Rear Derailleur M985 here.
Along with all of the new 2012 Shimano & SRAM groupsets, we now have updated information and pricing on all the new XTR components including the M985 Rear Derailleur, which you can check out on our website: www.MyMountain.com.au
We also have an in-depth drivetrain feature coming up on our website with reviews of the XTR Shadow Plus technology along with comparisons on the new SRAM and Shimano groupsets as well as how to pick the right drivetrain option for your bike and riding style. With news about New Products, Shop Rides, Events and other News, keep an eye out on the Blog here.
Otherwise, drop into MMHQ in Brunswick or drop us a line if you want to know more about upgrading your drivetrain; we'll be more than happy to share our experience and technical expertise.