Shorter cage for XT/XTR M8000 M9000?

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hjb1000
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by hjb1000

I've got an RD-M9000-GS (medium) rear derailleur with a 1x11 setup. The shortest cage offered is GS medium which in reality is not that short as it needs to work with a 2x11 setup. Is anyone making something a little shorter ala Shimano Zen style (but for 11-speed) so the chain can be shorter and more responsive??

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Perhaps you can use an UL Di2 RD? Medium ranges 28-32 i think, and short is 23-28 if i am not off...
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Cervelo R3 MUD ~ viewtopic.php?f=10&t=136544
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Modified with a Saint short cage.
Cervelo R3 MUD ~ viewtopic.php?f=10&t=136544
Specialized Allez Gold ~ viewtopic.php?f=10&t=134419

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by hjb1000

Birdman wrote:Modified with a Saint short cage.


Hey awesome find, thanks for the info!
Surprised the Saint cage fits M9000.... might give it a try

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Be more surprised if it didn't fit, Shimano are strong on standardisation.
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