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Is Deore XT the same as XT?

Is Deore XT the same as XT?

XT stands as a line for weight weenies seeking enhanced strength, while Deore is proper to recreational riders that look for good value products. Shimano Deore XT humors us thanks to its heavy duty construction and high-end ranking, especially that it features the Shadow Plus system.

Is Xtr worth it over XT?

The XTR versions, however, do control power noticeably better than the XT. I didn’t notice any brake fade on longer descents with the XT brakes. SLX offers much of the same tech (12-speed, Hyperglide Plus, four-piston brake caliper), but at an even lower cost than XT.

Is Shimano XT groupset good?

Shimano’s 12-speed XT drivetrain delivers outstanding shifting performance under load and strikes a great compromise between lightweight construction and affordable price. In addition, it offers great ergonomics, easy setup and the almost unique Multi Release function.

Is Shimano better than SRAM?

The main differences between SRAM vs Shimano are: SRAM has a stronger hold over the high end of the groupset market, whereas Shimano’s groupsets are often bought by entry to mid-level users. Shimano shifting actuation works on a 1:1 ratio, whereas SRAM’s shifting actuation works on a 2:1 ratio.

What is the SRAM equivalent of Shimano SLX?

SRAM X9. Equivalent to Shimano SLX, X9 was the workhorse groupset of SRAM’s range.

Which is better Shimano XT or SLX?

Compared to the SLX, the new XT feels more crisp and of slightly more high-end quality. However, the price will show if it’s really worth the upgrade. On a purely functional basis, there is little to complain about on the entry-level groupset.

How long does an XT cassette last?

Very Roughly: bike cassette can last between 4000 to 6000 miles, and some can last up to 10,000 miles, an equivalent of 3 to 4 chains, it depends on the quality of the cassette itself, maintenance, and riding conditions.

What makes a Shimano XT rear derailleur so good?

Bringing constant refinement to the 11-speed XT drivetrain, the Shimano XT RD-M8000 Rear Derailleur offers improved chain retention when you’re riding across jarring, rock-strewn trails. Benefiting from trickle-down technology from the XTR group, Shadow RD+ technology keeps the chain from bouncing around with its handy stabilizer switch.

What are the new hubs on the Shimano XT?

There’s nothing massively special about Shimano’s new XT hubs, besides being built well and the fact that they run glass smooth. The show is about the rear hub, where Micro Spline makes its debut on a more affordable platform.

Is the Shimano Zee rear mech compatible with XT shifters?

The Zee mech is compatible with all of Shimano’s ten-speed components, so we ran it with an XT shifter, because it’s what we were already running. The mid-cage derailleur was paired with an 11-36 cassette and a single-ring crankset.

When does the Shimano XTR Shadow plus come out?

The XTR Shadow Plus rear mech will be available from June. UK pricing is still to be confirmed. The newest addition to the XTR Dyna-Sys drivetrain is the RD-M985 Shadow Plus rear derailleur.