Shimano XT M8000 11 Speed Double MTB Chainset offers consistent shifting performance and enhanced chain management, with lightweight yet stiff construction. This is the double version of the XT m8000 chainset - meaning it features 2 chainrings - this model is also available as a single ring and triple ring version for those who would prefer those options instead. The Shimano Deore XT double chainset uses the most advanced 11 speed Dyna-Sys chainrings for excellent durability and performance during your MTB ride. This Mountain Biking chainset comes in three chainring configurations with each having three crank length options. The Forged HollowTech II aluminium cranks offer Shimano's unrivalled strength-to-weight ratio the m8000 double crankset offers lightweight construction with external super smooth bottom bracket bearings for efficient use Steel inner ring combined with a thicker alloy and carbon composite Hollow outer ring for excellent rigidity and durability Close ratio gear combination for minimum shifting gap provides improved cadence while reducing pedal feedback on suspension bikes Available in 38-28T, 36-26T, 34-24T HG-X chainring with patented spike pins give smooth and fast gear shifts under load Stiffness and strength increased with advanced design due to wider spaced bearings and oversized axle 70 degree spider arm for optimal rigidity For use with 11-speed Shimano HG-X MTB chains only Shimano strongly recommend that this bottom bracket is initially installed by a bike shop to ensure perfect bottom bracket facing and fit for optimum performance
|Deore XT M8000 Double Chainset Specification|
|Chainsets Type||11 speed, Double Chainring|
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Shimano are a Japanese manufacturer primarily known for their cycling components, and to a lesser extent shoes and clothing. Founded in 1921, Shimano is widely believed to be the largest cycling component manufacturer in the world, having reached this status through a combination of innovation, reliability and value for money. Whatever your style of riding, whether it be road or MTB, Shimano will have a component range to suit your level and budget, from the low end Alivio and Tiagra to the professional standard XTR and Dura-Ace. Over the years, Shimano have revolutionised bicycle gear, brake and pedal systems, such as the recessed SPD, Hollowtech crank arms and smooth shifting Hyperglide sprockets. Initially their component range faced competition from Suntour, whereas nowadays their primary rivals for market share are SRAM and Campagnolo. If you wish to save money on their components and apparel, please visit my Shimano section, where I list as many money saving deals as I can find.
For additional information on Shimano's cycling equipment, please visit either http://cycle.shimano-europe.com/ or their wikipedia page - this includes information on Shimano's history, including non-cycling equipment.