9 Speed Done Right
Shimano's Alivio 9-Speed Rear Derailleur uses trickle-down technology to offer consistent and crisp shifting performance. With the low profile SHADOW derailleur design you'll be able to ride harder with fewer derailleur issues overall. So whether you're searching for a replacement derailleur or are building up a new 9-speed bike, the Alivio rear derailleur is a great choice.
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Mfg PartNum: ERDM3100SGS
Mount Type: Standard Rear Hanger
Just what I needed to keep my older hybrid running smoothly. I replaced an Shimano Deore. Easy DIY provided you can remove your chainï¿½s master link. I watched a YouTube video to get the adjustments done correctly.
If you are still running a 9-speed Shimano drivetrain, this RD-M3100 is your best remaining option for a long cage rear derailleur. You can find used or new-old-stock higher lineage parts like Deore, SLX, or XT for your 9-speed drivetrain, but the increased cost and older technology of the legacy parts don't really justify the effort.
This derailleur works just fine with older (and newer) 9-speed systems. It takes a maximum 36T rear sprocket, with a 45T Total Capacity spec between front and rear chainrings and sprockets, and it comes with an adjusting barrel.
I bought 2 of these from BikeTiresDirect and installed one on my touring bike, pairing it with a Sram Centera 9-speed twist shifter. It works like a champ. The other is going on an old LX/XT Specialized Stumpjumper hardtail mountain bike, and I am sure that it will work similarly well.