or have I just been unlucky with my experiences?
Mech 1 - Shadow XT when they had just come out. 6 days riding and the tension spring goes (on the DH bike)
Mech 2 - Shadow XT (warranty replacement for the first one) bends at the extra link after not a lot of riding (still on the DH bike)
Mech 3 - Shadow SLX....... erm not actually sure what happened to this one, but I no longer have it!
Mech 4 - Shadow+ SLX twisted to buggery after 4 rides. Admittedly it did hit a root/stump, but it was far from a hard hit and it actually looks like the main body is twisted rather than the link.
On the other hand my, supposedly weak, SRAM stuff seems to last for ages. So is it just my luck are do others feel the same way?