Old 12-02-21, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris O View Post
OK, so my Ultegra 6800 rear derailluer died and my LBS only had the long cage RD-R8000 GS version in stock. To avoid delays I had them put it on. I've been getting into road racing and am now having regrets that this was a bad choice. Having a long cage is not very racy and kind of "Fred"-like. Is there any reason this matters or am I obsessing over nothing? Any issues with getting shorter SS cages and installing those on a derailleur that came as a GS?

Buy this:

Shimano Ultegra 11-Speed Rear Derailleur - Race Pace Bicycles | Baltimore Bike Shop

And enjoy the 0.2 second faster shifts (assuming that you also use a small cassette).

To be pedantic, a GS is only a medium cage; an SGS is a long cage.

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