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Shimano XTR M986 Rear Derailleur

From USD$119.00 40% off USD$199.99 msrp
Item #: RD244A01
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The newest incarnation of the XTR rear derailleur features Shimano’s new direct mount option that positions the rear derailleur in a way that protects it from hitting rocks or other obstacles, creates a stiffer shifting platform, and makes rear wheel changes faster and easier. It also comes equipped with Shadow Plus clutch technology that effectively eliminates chain slap and reduces the chances of dropping your chain. With these new upgrades, the XTR group continues to push the standard for top of the line mountain components trusted by pros and every day riders alike.
  • For 10 spd drivetrains
  • Compatible with standard dropouts and new Direct Mount dropouts
  • Shadow Plus Clutch technology
  • Carbon fiber outer plate
  • Weight:214g
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Shimano XTR M986 Rear Derailleur
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (11)
  • Attractive (9)
  • Durable (8)
  • Easy to install (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (13)
  • Racing (3)
  • Upgrade (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (8), Casual/ recreational (3), Competitive cyclist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

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5.0

worth every penny

By Mindok

from Michigan

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Shimano XTR M986 Rear Derailleur:

    Love the Shadow feature. No chain slap is such a plus. And its XTR so it shifts perfect.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Best of the best!

    By Mount Tam Man

    from Marin County CA.

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Mountain Biking
      • Racing
      • Upgrade

      Comments about Shimano XTR M986 Rear Derailleur:

      Great upgrade at a great price!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      XTR M986 Rear Derailleur

      By Nelson Recumbent Trike Guy

      from Georgetown Texa

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Recumbent Trike

      Comments about Shimano XTR M986 Rear Derailleur:

      I put this is on my newly aquired recumbent Catrike Expedition do to some back issues. The trike had thumb shifters so I switched over to the 9 speed XTR off my mountain bike did not work as well as I would have liked. So I bit the bullet and purchased this 10 speed XTR Derailleur . I now have 400 miles on trike and with proper shifting devices it operates flawlessly with length of chain that is on a recumbent 3 chains lengths just thing what it would do with only 1 chain length.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Best Rear Mech

      By Emperador

      from Germantown, Maryland

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Shimano XTR M986 Rear Derailleur:

      Fast shifting

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      XTR M986

      By Chuck

      from Winnipeg,MB

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Mountain Biking
      • Racing
      • Upgrade

      Comments about Shimano XTR M986 Rear Derailleur:

      I did a complete upgrade of my drivetrain and this was a major part. Wow, I'm running this with a XT 3x crank, XT cassette, KMC Gold 10SL chain and XT trail pedals with XT B-spec. shifters on a 2013 Giant XTC. This derailleur in conjunction with these parts is beautiful! Effortless shifting and shift on the fly performance. Would highly recommend the XTR shadow plus set-up. No more chain slap, keeps everything right where it should be...on the bike!
      I would say next to buying a good set of wheels, this would be a must for the next upgrade on your bike.
      Thanks to Jenson for there unbelievable service, prices and honesty, You guy's rock, keep up the outstanding work!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      XTR rear derailer review

      By swixfast

      from PC, UT

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight
      • Smooth shifting

      Cons

      • Limited Compatibility

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Shimano XTR M986 Rear Derailleur:

      Put this derailer on a 1x10 conversion on my bike and my daughters. Added a 42 tooth rear chain ring and a custom b screw cassette clearance adjustment. The derailer works great on my Orbea ALma 29er but has an issue on my daughter's Scott hardtail in one high gear. Not enough of an issue to force a change back. Not the derailers fault as they weren't made for huge rear chain rings. The only complaint I have is the resistance to shifting in a few gears due to, I assume, the clutch. Otherwise works great at eliminating chain slap. I am happy.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great Derailleur

      By Stuck In Illinois

      from Illinois

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Shimano XTR M986 Rear Derailleur:

        This derailleur has been great! I have not noticed much with the clutch system, but then again, I live in Illinois so probably not much of a proving ground!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Pricey but nice

        By dirtydirtbag

        from Long Island

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Shimano XTR M986 Rear Derailleur:

          I installed this on my 9 speed xt drive train even though it is a 10spd derailleur. I had to use a 9 speed SRAM shifter that has the same 1:1 ratio as a 10 SPD shimano. Works almost perfect. The clutch is great I have not dropped a chain since switching. No more chain slapping either. I have noticed the chain loosened a bit after a few months, but the clutch has adjustment capability.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Just like everything XTR....

          By Miller

          from Yokohama Japan.

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking
            • Racing

            Comments about Shimano XTR M986 Rear Derailleur:

            As with almost everything XTR - it is not a need.
            If I had a bike outfitted with XT, I would not be motivated to upgrade. In this instance, the entire drive train was being replaced and the difference in price between the XT & XTR was not significant due to a sale. It works as advertised and looks great. The new clutch system seems to be working quite nicely.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            XTR as reliable as you expect.

            By JFA

            from Bromont, QC

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Shimano XTR M986 Rear Derailleur:

              Swap my XT rear derailleur for this XTR. I'm very happy I did. Gear change is as smooth and reliable as you'd expect from an XTR product. You pay more but you get more.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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