Went out on my first club MTB ride for over 2 years last night and managed to snap my rear mech
So I need a new 9 speed rear mech. I was gunna get the XTR (M972 Shadow) cos the extra 'R' definitely makes you go faster, but I had one of these a few years back and broke it in under a couple of months. Reading around suggests that the carbon cage is a mega weak point???
That leaves the XT (M772 Shadow) which also seems to get mixed reviews with regards to strength.
XTR is £100 from CRC and XT is £45. I'm not too bothered about the cost, but I don't want to be replacing mechs every month.
What's the general consensus (ignoring price difference)?