Shimano RD-M700, Deore XT (with "Super Plate System")
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Category:  Rear Derailleurs
Name:  Shimano RD-M700, Deore XT (with "Super Plate System")
Brand:  Shimano
Primary Group:  Deore XT M700
Model:  RD-M700
Years:  1983 - 1986
Country:  Japan
Weight:  236 grams
Added By: unworthy1 on 10/16/08
Updated By: Tommy on 10/11/16
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Shimano RD-M700, Deore XT (with "Super Plate Shimano RD-M700, Deore XT (with "Super Plate Shimano RD-M700, Deore XT (with "Super Plate Shimano RD-M700, Deore XT (with "Super Plate Shimano RD-M700, Deore XT (with "Super Plate
Outer Plate MarkingsDeer Head EmblemInner Plate MarkingsShimano RD-M700
MaterialAluminum AlloyDesign CategoryInline parallelogram
Attachment Bolt Size6mm Allen KeyCable Attachment Bolt Size6 mm Allen Key
Shifting SystemsFrictionCable AdjusterNo
Cage LengthLongMax Cog Size34
Max Chain Wrap40T  
General Information

This shows the "Super Plate System" variation of the "Deer Head" long-cage RD, featured a metal jockey pulley.

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Component VariationsView Detailed List  Manage Variations
Variations of Component exist (Component is 1 of 3)BrandGroup
Shimano RD-M700, Deore XTShimanoDeore XT M700
Shimano RD-M700, Deore XT M700 (Version 2)ShimanoDeore XT M700
Component Groups
Primary Group NameBrandQuick InfoBrowse Group Components
Deore XT M700 SeriesShimano1983 - 1986, Touring & MTBView 11 Components
Brand Information(click to expand)

Shimano Model Number Prefix List:

BB Bottom Bracket BL Brake Lever BR BRake
CB Coaster Brake CJ Cassette Joint CN ChaiN
CP Chain Protecto CR Chain Ring CS Cassette Sprockets
DF chain DeFlector DH Dynamo Hub FC Front Crank
FD Front Derailleur FE Fork Ends FH FreeHub
FS Front Suspension HB HuB HD HanDle bar
HP Head Parts (Head Set) HS Handle Stem IF Inter-3 Freehub
LP LamP MF Multi Freewheel PD PeDal
RD Rear Derailleur RH Rollerbrake Hub RM RiM
RR ReflectoRs RS Rear Suspension SB Shift Brake lever (Nexus, ?)
SC Speed Calculator (cycle computer) SF Single Freewheel Freilaufritzel SG Speed chanGe hub
SH SHoes SL Shift Lever Schalthebel SM SMall parts
SP Seat Post SQ Seat Quick release SS Single Sprocket
TL TooL WH WHeel ST Shift Brake Lever (STI, Rapid Fire, etc)
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