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Shimano XT RD-M8000 Rear Derailleur

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    The shadow knows.

    Bringing constant refinement to the 11-speed XT drivetrain, the Shimano XT RD-M8000 Rear Derailleur offers improved chain retention when you're riding across jarring, rock-strewn trails. Benefiting from trickle-down technology from the XTR group, Shadow RD+ technology keeps the chain from bouncing around with its handy stabilizer switch. The Shadow design is optimized for increased stability with its slanted position, allowing for silky-smooth shifting in every gear.

    The XT's robust aluminum construction takes a serious beating without fuss, equating to worry-free confidence when you're rallying across technical terrain. In conjunction with a low-friction shift cable, Shimano claims shifting requires 20% less effort. Other key features include an easy-to-adjust chain stabilizer for effortless fine-tuning, as well as Direct Mount attachment with compatible frames for a stronger and lighter mount interface. As a bonus for riders with older frames not compatible with Direct Mount, the included link attaches in a conventional manner.

    • 11-speed rear derailleur: gs/medium 1x11/2x11, sgs/long 3x11
    • Durable aluminum construction withstands trail abuse
    • Shadow RD+ with stabilizer switch prevents dropped chains
    • Direct Mount option with compatible frames (without link)
    • Compatible with conventional derailleur attachment (with link)
    • Item #SHI008G

    Tech Specs

    Material
    aluminum
    Cage Length
    [gs] medium, [sgs] long
    Gearing
    [gs/medium] 1x11/2x11, [sgs/long] 3x11
    Recommended Use
    cross country, trail
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

    Tech Specs

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    Big bang for your buck

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer


    The XT rear derailleur's does shift cleaner than other XT products in the past. The clear advantage is Shimano's new clutch design to provide chain retention, so you can run a 1X configuration with a 11-46 cassette. If you have any questions on this product, I will be happy to help you out.

    Smooth operator!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought this after Shae( She is great) from the bike dept at backcountry recommend it as part of the parts ( Race Face Narrow Wide Chainring, Shimano CN-HG600 11-Speed Chain,Shimano XT CS-M8000 Cassette, Shimano XT SL-M8000 RapidFire Trigger) to convert my baby (2016 Santa Cruz Heckler) to a 1 x 11. After a 100 miles the the derailleur is still smooth and is tougher that it looks. I had a couple of bad crashes that had me fearing the worst, however it is still going. I could not be happier; all done at a very reasonable price. My only regret is that i did not changed sooner to a 1 x11

    Great. Consider adding Goat Link

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I use this on a 11 x 46t XT cassette. It is crisp, however it does take a while to dial in. I added the Goat Link 11 and it made the derailleur perform incrementally better.

    Bang for your Buck

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    M8000 rear derailleur is pretty sweet for the money. Shifts crisp and smooth every time. It is more quiet if you pair it with a sram cassette and chain. Does the trick.

    Solid Performer

      I've had about a half dozen rides so far on my complete XT 1X11 set up, on mixed single-track, moderate downhill and serious climbs. So far I love it! I know it's not as light as the SRAM drivetrains, but the cost and simplicity of the drivetrain swap pays big time. No dropped chains, no mis-shifts. I'm really loving it. Coming from a 3X or 2X set up, I don't have the top-end road speed, but who cares! If you're thinking about upgrading, do it.

      Get an XT

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This is my third XT rear der ad I've run one them on my other bikes. I tried Sram on my Yeti but went back to XT. Running this newer version on a 2x11. Shifts well and the chain stays on. Can't get anything better for the price and they are very reliable.

      Get an XT

      Derailleur sheared

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      First of all, I want to say the customer service is top notch. I have now become a customer for life and will even stay true if the price is a bit more than the competition .
      That being said, I have run all XT m8000 on my bike. I recently replaced this derailleur due to a rock collision that bent the cage like a soft taco. After the new component was installed by my lbs (because my wife had it done for me while I was at work)...I took it on three rides...8 miles, 16 miles and 5 miles, all on hard packed singlet rack with minimal climbs. On the fourth ride day, I was riding the bike at the trailhead (not on the trail) and the body of the unit completely sheared I to three pieces. The connection point of the hanger had a small piece, the gear mech cable had a small piece and the main unit. No hits, no stress, just sheared into pieces. I have no idea how this could happen besides a bad mold on this particular batch. I will still use XT m8000, it shifts like butter and have had no issues before. The customer service rep was on target and helped get a new item in the mail on the fast track since I have a race in 8 days. Fortunately I was under 30 days and the customer service dept honored the return policy. I am a customer for life, competitive cyclist is great!

      Can I use this RD with a Shimano Saint 10sp shifter and Shimano XT 10sp cassette? I need to replace my Saint derailleur and would like to use this RD-M8000 if it's compatible with my current 1x10 setup.

      So I can use the medium length RD with the 11-42 cassette if I'm running it 1x11, right? The long cage is only required for the triple, right?