Shimano SLX RD-M7000-11 11-speed Shadow Plus Rear Derailleur

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The SLX Rear Derailleur RD-M7000-11 by Shimano - Optimal function for 11-speed drivetrains

The Shimano SLX RD-M7000-11 rear derailleur with shorter GS cage has been designed for 2x11-speed derailleurs (11-42 cassette) and 1x11-speed drivetrains (11-46 cassette). It impresses with greatly reduced operating forces and a flat profile with optimised angle of attack for even more safety on the trail. Of course, the RD-M7000-11 also has the Shadow Plus stabiliser, which counteracts chain slap and chain drop. It thus occupies a central position in the Dyna-Sys11 system designed for precise, smooth gear changes. The cages of the rear derailleur are made of robust steel.


Series: SLX M7000
Application: Cross Country, Enduro, All Mountain
Gearing: 11-speed
Attachment: standard (Direct Mount compatible)
Capacity: 41-tooth
Compatibility: Shimano MTB 11-speed
Compatibility - Chains: HG-X11

Technical Information:

Derailleur Pulleys: 11-tooth
Outer Cage Material: steel
Inner Cage Material: steel
Other Materials: stainless steel, steel, aluminium, composite (GFRP)


- " rider tuned" for precise, smooth shifting
- 20 % lower shifting forces
- Shadow design with optimised angle of attack
- improved chain stability
- efficient shifting and smoother drivetrain
- efficient construction of the derailleur pulley teeth
- 4 pivot bushings, fluorine-coated
- painted cage plates


The real advantage of the 11-speed drivetrain is that the entire range of ratios is available without having to give up the usual rhythm. Dyna-Sys11 ensures optimal rhythm on flat ground as well as on climbs with " Rhythm Step" gears in the most used range. Drive efficiency is a critical performance indicator for the drivetrain. Dyna-Sys11 means more speed with the same effort.

Shadow RD+
Shadow Plus rear derailleurs are just as low-profile as Shimano's Shadow rear derailleurs. In addition, a stabilizer with on/off switch is used to reduce chain slap and thus counteract chain drop. At the same time, this results in a quieter drive. Weight is also saved compared to other chain restraint devices.


Cage Length: GS
Max. Largest Sprocket Teeth: 42 with 2x11-speed, 46 with 1x11-speed
Min. Largest Sprocket Teeth: 40-tooth
Max. Smallest Sprocket Teeth: 11-tooth
Min. Smallest Sprocket Teeth: 11-tooth
Max. Chainring Difference: 10-tooth
Total Capacity: 41-tooth
Manufacturer Number: I-RDM700011GS


- 1 x Shimano SLX RD-M7000-11 Shadow+ rear derailleur


  • black/short: 323 g


  • black/short, in stock

Customer Reviews (7)


Customer Reviews (7)


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by Andraž I.  on 17.09.2020
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Good price/performance, works good, reliable shifting, robust (survives rock strikes without problems). Buy this if you don't need 12 gears :)
4 stars because sometimes you have to adjust/clean clutch.

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by Lorenzo Z.  on 28.05.2020 (modified on 21.10.2020)
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I'm using this derailleur on my gravel bike instead of the more pricey GRX and, if you're into brisk riding over rutted terrain, I would absolutely recommend this (with a JTek shiftmate 8A).

The only not excellent thing is: if you're using a 42 teeth largest sprocket the shift out of this gear is somewhat laborious. Consider using a 40 instead.
This is not the case for a comparable, but more expensive, XT RD-M8000.


3500 km update: I solved the issue shifting out of the 42 teeth sprocket by servicing (abundantly greasing) the clutch and reducing the preload on it --it is possible to do so: you have to open the casing.

Still, behind the same JTek adapter and using the same R7000 STIs, this mech performs significantly less than the XT RD-M8000.

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