GRX RD-RX815 11-Speed Di2 Rear Derailleur
The Shimano GRX 11-Speed Di2 rear derailleur brings mountain bike technology to gravel riding with a clutch equipped rear derailleur allowing smooth shifting on rough terrain. The Shadow RD Technology utilizes it's race-proven, low-profile design to offer a derailleur that is more compact and fits closer to the frame, ensuring less damage in a crash. With the adjustable chain stabilizer, chain slapping and dropping are prevented while the gravel-tuned clutch tension provides silent and uninterrupted electronic rear shifting on the roughest terrain.
- Operates with Shimano Di2 for digital electronic shifting
- Toggle clutch ON/OFF to match the terrain
- Gravel-tuned clutch tension provides smooth and reliable mixed surface shifting
- Switch stabilizer ON/OFF to match the terrain
- For 1x and 2x drivetrains
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Mfg PartNum: RD-RX815
Series: SHIMANO GRX DI2
Total Capacity: 38T
Max. front difference: 17T
Top sprocket: 11T/Min. 11T
Low sprocket: Max. 34T/Min. 30T
Top-Normal Spring Type: SHADOW RD plus
Weight: 287 g
Mount Type: Standard Rear Hanger
I was really torn between going with SRAM Force eTap and Shimano GRX Di2.
I currently use Ultegra Di2 on a road bike and it has almost never failed me. On the rare occasion that it has, it was due to a jockey wheel needing to be replaced or an alignment issue. Shimano really paved the way for electronic shifting and they haven't skipped a beat with GRX. I ultimately decided to go with Shimano because of my experience with Ultegra. I really liked the idea of having one battery to charge and in terms of battery life I have never had an issue with running out of battery while on the road. I realize this is just down to an individual remembering to charge the battery, but I really only find myself charging the battery maybe once every month. I figured that if I really was doing a backcountry ride where I was going to blow through a 1500-2000 mile battery without the ability to recharge, then at that point I can always carry a spare battery. While it's not as easy to swap out batteries compared to SRAM, with it stored in the seatpost it wouldn't be a situation that I couldn't do it.
Another reason I went with Shimano is due to replacement costs. Derailleurs, if needed to be replaced, are simply just cheaper.
I will have to say that getting all the Shimano parts was a PAIN IN THE ASS! This is largely due to supply chain disruptions around COVID, however Bike Tires Direct was solid in being able to get most of them. I welcome BTD to reach out to me with any questions around my experience (good/bad/neutral) - I'm def excited to look their way for future needs. Inventory and customer service are amazing in my experience.
One of the things I really liked about SRAM was the setup. Basically wire-free. However, I figured that this is a one-time deal and considering I'm not traveling too much with my bike I viewed this really as a set it and forget deal. I'm also very confident in my mechanic's ability to set up Shimano and so I didn't want to base my decision on this.