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NIB/NOS Shimano Deore XT RD-M735 SS Rear Derailleur: SHORT CAGE Racing Version

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The legendary M735 rear mech was the last iteration of Shimano's first SIS indexed flagship mountain bike derailleur, which was produced from 1990 to 1994.  It is aesthetically almost identical to the earlier RD-M730 & RD-M732 with the only cosmetic difference being the gold colored XT on the faceplate of the M735.  With this in mind, these are prime choices for retro mtb restorations from 1987 to 1994.  These are VERY rare to find brand new.

This is the SS Short cage version, and was loved by pro racers!  The max cog is 28t which was all the climbing gear pros needed while keeping the tooth jumps smaller and weight lower.  Even roadies loved these! These are quite difficult to find clean.


New old stock in retail box with manual.  This was part of a lot of NOS parts I bought from a collector who purchased these all new and never removed from their boxes.  Absolutely pristine without a single mark or speck of dirt.  Box is almost mint.  Cage even has the safety warning sticker on it! *note the 2nd one of these ordered will come in a box from an SGS version (see last pic)


  • Short cage

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