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    shimano xtr rear derailleurs long and short cage

    whats the difference between the long and short cage preformance wise? i know one is short and the other is long, but whats the difference? if i have a long cage on my bike now can i swap it out for a short cage?

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    I think the difference is the efficiency in taking up chain slack and that short derailleurs have better clearance on the trail.

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    Its all about capacity.

    Depending on your crank and cassette setup you might not be able to run a short cage derailleur.
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    2x9 for short cage

    3x9 for long cage

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