9 Speed rear mech – XTR, XT or what???
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)?
Cheers!Posted 4 years ago
@njee20 – Like it! hoping to ride more that once in two years now 😀
@boriselbrus – I’ll look into replacing just the cage if it goes again
@bigyinn – Just bad luck I think. I’m not a heavy rider and am generally pretty smooth but both broken mechs were result of sticks in mech/wheel.
@ti_pin_man – like it!
@mrmo – how you doin’ mo?! Already got XTR shifters 🙂
@thomasgeorge – tempted, but just forked out on new brakes and lights so don’t wanna burn TOOOOO much $$$ just yet.
I think I’ll go XTR! 🙂
Thanks all!Posted 4 years agoGEDAMember
Just go with Deore unless you like giving money away. In fact buy the deore and give me the difference I will think you are ace. Buying XT or XTR will make .0001% difference to your riding but may give you a warm fuzzy feeling as you know you have bought “the best”. You can get an even more warm fuzzy feeling for cheaper by peeing in your wetsuit in the north sea.Posted 4 years ago
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