A new year, a fresh start. Time to get my act together and fit some long awaited goodies to the Mojo HD.
Plan was to fit an XTR Shadow Plus Derailleur and as part of that take the opportunity to simplify the drivetrain further and try running only an upper chain ring guide. Angle Grinder Required!
The XTR Shadow Plus Derailleur is a beautiful piece of industrial design. Like all things XTR it’s about performance as much as it is about weight.
The derailleur’s key feature, uber chain tension, is enabled by a schmancy gold lever and works wonders.
- Dramatic improvement in shifting performance vs XT. Super clean, precise shifts
- Drivetrain is so fricking quiet. Aleluya!
Some guys have mentioned the shifting action feels significantly heavier with the Shadow Plus fitted, enough to cause fatigue. It does feel a little heavier (with an XT 10spd shifter) but not by a huge amount.