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I bougfht this for my hardtail, which has a single/bash ring up front. What a massive difference the clutch makes. No chain slap, and not dropped the even on steps. Well worth the upgrade.
Great derailleur. Shifting is slightly harder so I had to renew my cables but the lack of chain slap on the trails is superb. I thoroughly recommend it.
Shifts better than the 2 yr old XT shadow mech it replaced. Running on 3x10 and chain slap is very much reduced.
Product is superbly built and finished, can def feel the difference with the clutch on, never take it off now, leave it on and feel the difference as you ride. Gear changes are a bit stiffer but running XT so it was super light, great bit of kit
Really smooth shifting and absolutely silent with the clutch turned on. Hardly any adjustment required when setting up and so far it hasn't skipped a beat. Great product and great price.
At first I was sceptical at how much difference the clutch system would make, but after a quick and easy installation and a quick test ride including a flight of steps I was amazed how quiet my drive train now was, a huge improvement over the Deore mech bashing the hell out of my chain stay! Also with the great service from Merlin it was win win!
Hmmmm Shadow plus, you want it, you really want it, not only does it massively reduce chain drops but it makes your bike really nice and quiet. As an added benefit I am sure that the shifting is better over rough ground.
Gear changing is so smooth now thanks to this mech. The clutch is great and makes for a much quieter ride. The benefits of the clutch makes up for the added weight.
Great mech at an outstanding price. It replaced a short cage Zee mech which I found too short for my gear range. Both shift the same, and the clutch mechanism is amazing. Silence!
Great mech at an astonishing price. Works just as well as my xtr version which snapped after a rock interface. Don't think I'll be spending the extra hundred quid for a bit of weight saving and bearing jockey wheels anymore!
Decent bomb proof rear mech, super smooth and precise shifting haven't tried the clutch feature.
Bought a new steel hardtail frame and decided that I want to keep the chainstay in as pristine condition as possible. Plus feature reduces chainslap and good shifting once tension adjusted correctly
Superb product, the clutch mechanism really works! Swapped a non clutch XT rear mech for this on my full sus bike, and total silence now as the chain never slaps the chainstay any more.
Eliminates chain slap instantly. The only downside is that the lever action is a bit heavier over a standard slx rear mech. Otherwise the usual excellent Shimano quality.
Good performance, deacent weight and no more chain spanking your frame on roots & rocks! Budgetclass - must buy!
Change to this as seemed to be breaking a lot of SRAM mechs of late.
Love the clutch mechanism, it really eliminates the clatter and chain slap, and the shifting is very positive.
Easy to set up and great value for money, too early to say how tough it is compared to SRAM X9 X0, but it's already survived one off that left my frame bent at the rear triangle, so hopefully looking good.
Great rear Mech, the Clutch works like a dream keeping the chain tight and stops chain slap , very good price from Merlin 5 star service
Needed a new rear much as I broke my XT. Wanted the new Shadow+ after reading good reviews, but decided to go for the SLX version as it was on offer. Amazing bit of kit. With the clutch engaged, there is hardly any noise coming from chain slap and the gear change is just as sharp as the XT. Very happy and I definitely recommend this mech.
New clutch equipped derailleur is awesome! No more chain slap and a much more positive shift.
Upgrade to my cannondale sl5. Easy set up and smooth shifting. Just need a nice off road session to test the shadow+ clutch. This derailleur is aesthetically pleasing!
Most excellent mech and the clutch system is a wet dream come true, no bounce, no chatter, well worth the money !
The cheapest way to experience the latest phenomenon that is "The Shimano Clutch derailleur".
As you would expect from the fishing gear makers, it does as the same as the more expensive SAINT/ZEE/XTR/XT,just looking a little bit lower budget. However, it DOES make lumpy rides silent, lost chains a thing of the past, making you feel as if you are riding as smooth as Joe Barnes....
Buy one, you `ll be well impressed