Shimano XTR M970 9 Speed Front Mech - Top Swing
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- The latest shifting technology is employed in the XTR M970 front derailleur to ensure precise and reliable chain movement - the elite racer's choice!
- XTR front pivot link is wide for an increase in rigidity and giving a faster, more responsive shift
- Special design allows derailleur to be used with top or bottom pull cable routing
- Easy reach stop screws, ideal for suspension frame designs where access is restricting
- Light alloy cage reduces weight and improves performance, nickel-plated finish prevents chain wear
- Mega9 compatible - for use with Mega9 drivetrains
- Average weight: 129 grams (top swing)
Shipping charges for this item to United States: $8.39
- Estimated delivery transit time: 5-10 Days
Royal Mail International Signed For 5-10 Days: $8.39
Royal Mail international serivce is the quickest and best service for small parcels. For Europe please allow 3-8 days, for Australia, USA, Canada, Japan and other countries the service is normally 5-10 working days. This service allow some tracking and requires a signature.
So far so good, Only been a few weeks and 200km. Works fine, smooth, accurate, and responsive shifting. Couldn't ask for anything more. Should have purchased this shifter years ago.
I purchased this to replace an existing XT mech from a few years ago. I thought the old mech was working fine until I fitted this, which I considered an indulgence if I'm honest! Changes are now snappier than ever before with clean precise shifting in both directions and with less effort at the shifter end of the business which are recently fitted XT770 shifters.
The only down side, and it is minor, is the need to break the chain in order to fit the unit, but as I said I'm nit picking here, I'm simply used to unscrewing the guideplates!
Fitting and setup was easy and painless due to following an installation video on youtube. I'm not an experienced bike mechanic so no specialist knowledge was required, and the only specialised tool was a chain breaker (and fixing link) which most serious riders should carry in case of emergency anyway.