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I know you were wondering if Shimano's new clutched rear derailleur works or not. Well wonder no more. Have a look at this video shot with a Red camera during Qualis at Fort William.

 

http://video.mpora.com/watch/x1ne6SDej/hd/

 

Look at the chain on Bryn Atkinson's bike at the 2:00 mark and then look at chain on the SRAM equipped bike at 2:16

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I just wish I could ride at even half their speed and confidence. Fkna amazing riding.

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Amazing riders -

 

Interesting observation of the chain with the two derailleurs.  I put the Shadow Plus on my Mojo this year - have been more than happy both with much less chain slap, even when the clutch is not engaged, and outstandingly smooth shifting.

 

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I am running SLX on my Ibis Sl, I don't know much about the shadow. I will do some searches but is it compatible with the 10 SLX? will it provide better shifting on climbs? THe SLX is OK, but on steeper climbs it sometimes doesn't like shifting under the pressure. Suggestions?

 

 

Found these:  this looks like a great upgrade.

 

http://www.bicycling.com/mountainbikecom/bikes-gear/tested-shimano-xtr-shadow-plus-rear-derailleur

 

here's a short but great example of how much it restricts the forward movement of the chain. Notice its on an Ibis too!

 

http://www.vitalmtb.com/videos/member/2012-Shimano-XTR-Shadow-Plus-Rear-Derailleur,6623/bturman,109


Edited by Finndog - 6/12/12 at 6:23am
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

I am running SLX on my Ibis Sl, I don't know much about the shadow. I will do some searches but is it compatible with the 10 SLX? will it provide better shifting on climbs? THe SLX is OK, but on steeper climbs it sometimes doesn't like shifting under the pressure. Suggestions?

 

It is compatible with your SLX. Also, the XT version is landing now and SLX version is coming this summer. No idea if it will help shift on the climbs. I suspect technique can help though. Just before you shift put in a couple of hard pedals so that you can back off the power and pedal softly as you shift.

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thanks!  Yes, I have much to learn and that's a great tip. I appreciate that,  I will wait till next season to do anything since I won't be cleared to ride anything fun till fall and then it won't be anything technical or steep. I do notice a lot of slap on the 3X10.

 

On another note: is an upgrade from the SLX to XT worthwhile?

 

 

I am really starting to get get itchy to ride on my mtn bike more than on flat stuff. I love the pain and mysery of long climbs....  

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I think you are on Facebook, right? Have you friended Whistler Gravity Logic? They posted some pictures today of the new bike park in Steamboat. Maybe they will help with your recovery.

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Fixed it.....

 

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I think you are on Facebook, right? Have you friended Whistler Gravity Logic? They posted some pictures today of the new bike park in Steamboat. Maybe they will help with your recovery  next surgery

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