Unfortunately, we do not ship to your country.

SERVICE CHAT TALK TO THE PEOPLE THAT BUILD YOUR BIKE:

CHAT IS NOT AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW. WE WILL BE BACK ONLINE SOON.

Please contact our Servicecenter. We are available today until 19:00 CET: +49 261 40 4000
Difficulty: Easy
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
Similar Topics: Print Article

Use of Shadow Plus and Type 2 Derailleurs

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

Tip:

Generally it’s easier to fit and remove 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

Did this article help you?YesNo

Pure Cycling.