I was running a RD-M7000 dérailleur on my Scott E-Genius 730 and I recently received some good advice here that the Deore RD-M6000 is a drop-in replacement. I have now purchased and fitted that, but the topmost jockey wheel appears to be touching, or at least far too close, to the cassette. As a result I get a lot of unacceptable gear clatter in most rear gear selections (I also can't reach the highest gear, but one step at a time).
Here is an overview of the cassette, dérailleur, chain and crank.
I believe I've taken some six links out of the standard chain, and I think it is probably still too long. However, I don't think this is the problem. If I pull down on the main lower section of chain (to emulate a shorter chain), it pulls the lower jockey wheel closer to the crank, but it does not at all move the upper jockey wheel away from the cassette. I think that is what I need to fix.
Here is a closer view:
You can see here that the upper jockey is far too close to the cassette.
Finally here is what I want to achieve - something to reorient the dérailleur angle so the upper jockey is distanced from the cassette:
I have a suspicion I know what is wrong, though I don't know how to fix it. In the first two pictures a red connecting mount on the bike is shown. There is a black connector piece attached to that, and finally the dérailleur is attached to that. What I notice is that the two connector brackets form an angle of some 15° from each other. However in my previous post (see first link) they are some 85° from each other, and note: it is the old bracket. Not a new matching model - the actual old one from the old photo.
However I have slackened the internal hex key nut off, and tried to move the dérailleur clockwise around this pivot point, but something is preventing this bracket from travelling further. I wonder, could I have installed it back to front?