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Shimano XTR M986 Rear Derailleur

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 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (16)
  • Attractive (14)
  • Easy to install (14)
  • Durable (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (18)
  • Upgrade (5)
  • Racing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (14), Casual/ recreational (3), Competitive cyclist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

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5.0

Great plug and play replacement

By pacer105

from Omaha, NE

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Install
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Shimano XTR M986 Rear Derailleur:

    Broke my other XTR derailleur when a stick got wrapped in my spokes. I just pulled the trigger on an exact replacement. Maybe would choose a lower end model in the future to save some $$.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great rail. Perfect for a 1x10 setup with the clutch.

    By Scorpion

    from Tampa,fl.

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Upgrade

      Comments about Shimano XTR M986 Rear Derailleur:

      Set it up to remove front derailleur and run a 1x10 without a chain guide.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      It's XTR

      By jason

      from Reno

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Shimano XTR M986 Rear Derailleur:

          I know that the clutch is a big feature but unless your doing some downhill or serious trail riding Ie; Chain slapping stuff it shifts nicer with the clutch off I found this out from my mech . so if you own this derailleur or the XT and your just going to the market try riding without the clutch engaged and see what you think.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great shifter

          By Rock Crusher

          from Lubbock TX

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Shimano XTR M986 Rear Derailleur:

            Great up grade to my bike works best it you up grade to the XTR shifter also

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            The best money can buy

            By Strike on a bike

            from Raleigh NC

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Shimano XTR M986 Rear Derailleur:

              Upgraded after snapping last one. Super smooth and easy to fit

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Excellent upgrade

              By PIÑON

              from Chih. Mex

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking
                • Racing
                • Upgrade

                Comments about Shimano XTR M986 Rear Derailleur:

                Good upgrade

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                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

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