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These jobs are easy for anyone interested in cycling. For this workshop the user either doesn’t need any tools at all, or he only requires standard tools such as Allen keys, pliers or screw drivers. In this category you’ll find above all how to perform adjustments to your bike
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Use of Shadow Plus and Type 2 Derailleurs

The new rear derailleur Shadow Plus
doesn’t just reduce irritating chain
slap, but also facilitates trouble free
emoval of the back wheel.

Tip:

Generally it’s easier to fit and re-
move the rear wheel if the chain is on
the smallest sprocket of the cassette.

Shimano Shadow Plus Derailleur

1. In order to fit and remove the rear
wheel quickly and easily you actuate
a small lever which is located at the
top end of the derailleur cage of all
Shadow Plus rear derailleurs. If you
turn the lever to the “off” position,
the tension on the derailleur spring is
reduced, thereby allowing the entire
derailleur to be moved more easily. It
is now much easier to fit or remove
the rear wheel. Picture 1

2. After you have refitted the rear
wheel, you return the small lever to
the “on” position. Picture 2 This increases the
tension on the derailleur spring and
thus reduces unwanted chain slap.

Sram Type 2 Derailleur

The new rear derailleur “Type 2” from
SRAM doesn’t just reduce irritating
chain slap, but also facilitates trouble
free removal of the back wheel.

1. Push the derailleur cage forward
to slacken off the chain tension. You
now hold the derailleur cage in this
position and actuate the cage lock
button. Picture 3

2. The rear derailleur is now locked
in this forward position and the chain
tension is therefore greatly reduced.
The rear wheel can now be fitted
and removed much more easily. By
pushing the derailleur cage forward
slightly the cage lock is deactivated
and the derailleur cage moves back
into its standard position. Picture 4


Canyon consistently strives to ensure the quality and accuracy of the information contained in this Technical Support Center. Any repairs or adjustments which you carry out on your bike are entirely at your own risk. If you are in any doubt about what to do, you should send your bike to Canyon or take it to another qualified repair specialist. Canyon gives no guarantee or accepts no liability for the any of the information contained in this Technical Support Center.

Picture 1: Off position

Picture 1: Off position

Picture 2: On position

Picture 2: On position

Picture 3: Losen of chain tension

Picture 3: Losen of chain tension

Picture 4: The rear derailleur moves backwards

Picture 4: The rear derailleur moves backwards

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