We've got two bikes with versions of this derailer. Mine is the low normal. My wife's is high normal. Both shift 11-34, 9-speed in back, one SRAM and one Shimano. Mine has 48,36,24 in front. That is 47T capcity, 2 more than advertised, but it works fine! Both setups shift smoothly and reliably, using DiaCompe/Rivendell friction shifters. No problems.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend