Derailleur and derailleurs of the new DEORE XT M8000 have undergone a complete overhaul. Of course, the DEORE XT M8000 derailleur comes with SHIMANO's optimized SHADOW + technology and is characterized by a low angle of attack and an extremely flat profile. Low gearshift forces allow the XT rear derailleur to be on the feature list as well as improved chain stabilization and precise but smooth shifting. The newly designed pulleys have been optimized even more for inclined chains and contribute with their larger teeth also to improve the switching performance. The friction damper of the SHADOW + mechanism has, as with the XTR, a setting option that allows the mechanism to be optimized for either maximum stability or minimal operator effort. The DEORE XT M8000 rear derailleur is Direct Mount compatible and available in the GS version (medium cage) for 1 and 2 speed systems and the SGS long cage version for 3 speed setups.