Out of the shadows.
Shimano's RD-R9100 Dura Ace Rear Derailleur incorporates the Shadow design that made its debut on their mountain bike drivetrains. This low-profile construction better tucks the derailleur body beneath the cassette for more stable shifts, quicker wheel changes, and less exposure to possible damage in a crash. It also keeps a consistent distance between the upper pulley and the cogs across the entire gear range for more precise and reliable shifts on wide range cassettes.
Compatible with Shimano 11-speed road drivetrains.
- Low-Profile Shadow RD Design
- Largest Cog Size: 30T
- Minimum Cog Size: 11T
- Maximum Chainring Difference: 16T
- Total Capacity: 35T
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Superb function. Gorgeous to look at.
Seal Beach, Ca
I'm an older, semi-fast recreational road rider with over 30 years experience with top of the line group sets. These include Campy, Shimano and even Suntour. I had a full Dura Ace 7900 group on my Litespeed Archon T1 and the shifting was dialed. In fact everything worked so damn well. But then I decided to do an upgrade to a Dura Ace 9100 mechanical group, mostly because I just dig the hell out of the way it looks. After I installed, adjusted and rode the new set up, I was just amazed that the front and rear shifting was far better than the 7900 group. Another thing that I'll have to wait to verify, but the drivetrain is silent. I haven't had much riding time on it, maybe 150 miles and haven't lubed the Dura Ace chain yet. It still has the packing grease. I'll see what it sounds like when I lube it.
The reason I only gave 4 stars for value is that I'm pretty sure Ultegra would function just as well, but at 12 the price. The glossy finish on the Dura Ace makes me swoon.
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