Ever wondered how effective Shimano’s Shadow Plus chain stabilization system is? Well here are two videos that illustrate just how well it works on the new Saint rear mech.
First we have it switched off, working just like a regular rear mech would.
And now here it is switched on. Notice how there is still some movement, but it’s very much limited. There’s no massive swinging about like in the previous video.
I’ve yet to film a longer cage XTR mech, but I’d imagine that the difference is even greater with a longer cage.