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New Product: New Shimano Deore XT 11 Speed Drivetrain

After a while since Shimano first announce their 11 speed version of Shimano XTR drivetrain, now Shimano finally launches their next 11 speed with new Shimano Deore XT. As many know that Shimano Deore XT is one of their most popular drivetrain from Shimano in the all mountain/enduro/trail mountain biking scene as well as their XTR model. For the new Deore XT 11 speed, Shimano offers it as three options; 1x11 speed, 2x11 speed, and 3x11 speed.

This various speed is special offered from Shimano that the new Shimano Deore XT 11 speed will suitable for XC to DH discipline. The difference between them is the tooth, 11x40T cassette will be for the 2x11 and 3x11. While the 1x11 speed will get 11x42T cassette, which is the biggest cassette from Shimano.
The new Shimano Deore XT crank will be available in carbon chainrings, and it's a bit similar with the XTR 11 speed crank. In the 1x11 crank will use special tooth to increase the chain retention up to 150%. The crank also available to accomodate the 148mm freehub, with two version of bottom bracket; both standard and pressfit.
On derailleur department, the new Shimano Deore XT rear derailleur is a bit difference with its predensor, with shorter cage. Shimano keeps its feature with shadow plus technology. Another updates on the derailleur is the pulley which is built to get better shifting.

New Shimano Deore XT Derailleur Updates
• New Shadow design with optimized, shallow slant angle
• Extremely low profile design
• Reduced shift effort
• Improved driving and shifting stability
• External adjusting clutch tension
• 1x11 and 2x11 compatible GS and 3x11 compatible SGS options
• High efficiency pulleys
• Direct mount compatible

• FD-M8020 2x11 and FD-M8000 3x11 options
• Light, crisp shift action
• New structure with current mounting options and new cable routing
• High clamp, Low clamp, D-type, E-type (without plate)
• Increased tire clearance allows for shorter chainstays
The shifting updates includes on its function as the trail mountain bike, to give simplicity for the riders to shift without make an effort. Shimano uses the OPTISLICK cable which is have big use to improve the ease of shifting.

• 20% lower shift effort with new OPTISLICK cable
• Improved vivid index mechanism
• New ergonomics
• Textured levers
• Multi / Instant and 2-WAY release
While as many know that Shimano Deore XT brakeset is one of the most popular trail brake in the market, Shimano gives new improvements on its new Shimano Deore XT 11 speed. One of the new improvement is that the new Deore XT brake is lighter than before.

New features on the new Shimano Deore XT brakeset
• Trail rated for power
• Servo Wave levers offer high power and short stroke
• Integrated master cylinder is lighter, cleaner and more durable
• Refined Servo Wave for improved feel and feedback
• Narrow clamp band offers increased adjustment
• Free stroke and tool-free reach adjust
Shimano also build two different version of their XT wheels, as their different function, which is race and trail. These both rims are wider and lighter, with the option 20 mm and 24 mm option of internal width respectively.

Shimano Deore XT Wheelset Updates
• Tubeless aluminum options
• Trail (WH-M8020) with 24C tubeless rim
• Race (WH-M8000) with 20C tubeless rim
• New lightweight hubs feature
• 28 butted spokes front and rear
• Hand-built Shimano quality


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