Is Sram About to Unveil Competition for Shadow Plus?
Hailed as one of the biggest breakthroughs of 2011, Shimano’s Shadow Plus rear derailleur technology has gained quite a few fans since it’s inception. With so many people (including us) touting the benefits of the new wonder derailleur, it should come as no surprise that Sram may want to create something similar of their own.
Rumors of SRAM working on a stabilized derailleur have been floating around the web for awhile, though SRAM just put this photo up on their Facebook page. While the rear section of the derailleur looks fairly standard, the lower knuckle that attaches to the pulley cage is clearly different. It doesn’t appear to have a visible switch like the Shimano derailleur does, though that doesn’t mean it isn’t hidden from sight. SRAM has been tight lipped on the subject for now, but we’ll keep you posted.