The best MTB rear derailleur on the market is now even better! "Shadow" rear derailleurs like the Shimano XTR M972 Shadow track closer to the cassette, improving ground and obstacle clearance for enhanced durability.
The new Shimano XTR Race pedal connects riders to their bike like never before. These new pedals boast four times the shoe/pedal contact area as the previous generation XTR pedal, helping channel every ounce of effort to the rear wheel. This refined design also retains all the time tested and race proven functionality SPD is famous for, and adds a slimmer axle profile to reduce weight and increase mud shedding capabilities. Simply put: XTR Race SPD is the most efficient Shimano pedal ever produced!
Whether you are a World Cup-Level cross country racer or a mountain biker that puts high value on performance, weight savings and reliability, XTR is for you. The Shimano XTR M971 Rear Derailleur features a wide-link parallelogram design for stiffness and strength, sealed bearing pulleys, and flourine-coated bushings to keep it running smooth.