Read how to install the RD-RX805 / RD-RX815 / RD-RX817 Di2 rear derailleurs.
Rear Derailleur (1x)
If you've been looking at GRX Di2 components you may have seen that there are two rear deraileurs. This RD-RX817 and its lightweight cousin, the RD-RX815.
The RD-RX817 was developed by Shimano specifically for use in 1x bikes. This means that running this rear derailleur with a front derailleur is officially not supported. There are reports of users installing a front derailleur anyway, like this user on bikeforums.com. If you do, keep in mind that this is not Shimano approved and your shifting quality could suffer.
This RD-RX817 has a total capacity of 31T, allowing you to run an 11-42T cassette. Its top sprocket max is 11T and the low sprocket max is 42T (min 40T).
Both GRX rear derailleurs feature a clutch mechanism, just like the Ultegra RD-RX805 and the mountain bike rear derailleurs. Shimano call this the chain stabiliser. It can be adjusted and prevents chain slapping (or worse, dropping your chain).
- Model code: RD-RX817
- Series: GRX (RX815)
- Weight: 318g
- Speeds: 11
- SD50 ports: 1
- Total capacity: 31T
- Low sprocket max: 42T
- Low sprocket min: 40T
- Top sprocket min: 11T
- Top sprocket max: 11T
- Pulley teeth: 11
- RD type: Shadow RD+
- Clutch: Yes
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