Microshift might not be the first brand you think about when it comes to drivetrains, but they’re continually launching products that may change that. After just launching their new 11-46t cassettes at Frostbike, now they have a rear derailleur to go with it. The new XCD RD-M785L is a clutched 11 speed derailleur with clearance for up to 47t cogs that as a bonus is also Shimano Dynasys 11 speed compatible.
That means if you break off a pricey Shimano unit, the XCD could be a potential replacement at just $80. Granted, you can find pricey Shimano derailleurs online for much less, but that’s another story…
Not only are the XCD derailleurs compatible with Dynasys, but they’re also compatible with Microshift’s trigger, bar end, and friction shifters for wide compatibility. Expect these to be available in early June.
Along the same lines, Microshift will have a new drop bar shifter set tentatively called the Trekking 11 which is also Shimano Dynasys 11 speed compatible. Like other Microshift levers, the large paddle shifts one way, and the small lever above shifts the opposite.
But on the left side, there is no small lever. That’s because this side is designed to work with mechanical dropper posts making it the first production shifter we know of specifically meant for the task. Expect the set to sell for around $190, and again available in early June.