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Bought an XTR rear derailleur (RD-M960) and installed it. I'm using the XTR M950 shifters. What I'm finding is that inreasing tension on the cable (i.e. by pressing the thumb lever) moves the derailleur outwards and puts the chain on the smaller cogs. Typically, increasing tension does the opposite.

What gives?
 

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It's a "Rapid Rise" derailleur

In essence it works with a reverse spring. Read up on Shimano's marketing for more info.

Clyde
 

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Does Shimano make a non rapid rise rear derailleur anymore?

Because this one f*cking SUCKS!

Ray_from_SA said:
As mentioned, you purchased a Rapid Rise model.....works other way around.

Part code on box of rapid rise versions includes the SGS bit.
 

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Ray_from_SA said:
As mentioned, you purchased a Rapid Rise model.....works other way around.

Part code on box of rapid rise versions includes the SGS bit.
Actually "SGS" just means it's the long cage version (and GS is medium cage), has nothing to do with being rapid rise or not.
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