|Description||The Goatlink 11 is designed to give better positioning to Shimano XT M8000 and XTR M9000 when used with the Sram 10-42t cassettes. Not "works ok" but "works as you'd expect from top notch Shimano kit"
They've also future proofed the Goatlink 11, giving compatibility with up to a 46t.
Here's what Lindarets have to say:
"This project began with the desire to run 11s Shimano derailleurs and shifters with SRAM 10-42t XD cassettes. Granted the combination can work without modification- but performance wasn't quite what we'd expect from Shimano and SRAM's finest.
When used with a 10-42t cassette, the GoatLink 11 re-positions M8000 XT and M9000 XTR rear derailleurs such that free chain is within 1% of what Shimano intended while engagement is improved by 27%.
But we didn't stop there. Knowing that certain situations call for a range beyond that provided 10-42t or 11-42t cassettes, we tweaked the GoatLink 11 to also significantly improve Shimano 11s rear derailleur performance with extended-range 10-44t and 11-45t cassettes.
So now you too can have it all: ideal performance from 10-42t XD cassettes and wide-range capability for bigger days.
Each GoatLink is CNC machined from 6061 aluminum, anodized, and laser etched at Wolf Tooth Componentsâ€™ Minneapolis facility. Our second-generation design does away with the B-tab pin and comes fitted with our proven stainless steel bolt."
As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.