Shimano Deore XT (M735 SGS)

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The Shimano Deore XT M735 is the final incarnation of Shimano’s first indexing Deore XT design. It obviously shares a great deal with the M730 and M732, but has two distinctive features - the ability to adjust the spring tension in the parallelogram and the ability to adjust the spring tension at the hanger bolt.

It has all the usual virtues - beautiful build quality, a restrained look, sealed pulleys with a ceramic bushing in the guide pulley and excellent performance, with fast accurate indexing.

  • Derailleur brands: Shimano
  • Categories: Shimano - the Deore XT story
  • Country: Japan
  • Date of introduction: 1990
  • Date of this example: 1991 (two letter date code is PD)
  • Model no.: M735 SGS
  • Weight: 266g
  • Maximum cog: 28 teeth (hanger 26mm), 32 teeth (hanger 29mm) (Source: Sutherlands 6th edition)
  • Total capacity: 38 teeth (Source: Sutherlands 6th edition)
  • Pulley centre to centre: 86.5mm
  • Index compatibility: 6 & 7 speed
  • Chain width: 3/32”
  • Logic: top normal
  • B pivot: sprung
  • P pivot: sprung
  • Materials: Largely aluminium with a steel inner pulley cage plate
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