The XTR CS-M9000 11-speed 11-40 Teeth cassette is not only the widest range cassette Shimano has ever produced, but also it's most balanced. Thanks to its Rhythm Step progression, it maintains calculated, shock-free gear steps from one gear to the next; saving you energy and helping you maintain your rhythm on the trail. This cassette features: Four Carbon Fibre carriers and 6 titanium sprockets make this Shimano's lightest 11-speed Dyna-Sys MTB cassette Hyperglide sprockets have a computer designed tooth configuration with contoured shift gates, resulting in a crisp smooth shift even under load 11-40 Teeth wide ratio gearing allows a more efficient use of energy through finer cadence control Four separate lightweight carbon fibre carriers reduce weight and increase stiffness giving more precise faster shifts 35/31/27/24/21/19 Teeth sprockets are all made from Titanium to reduce weight and increase durability Sprockets are cut away extensively and drilled to further reduce weight without reducing rigidity Nickel-plated finish offers hard wearing resistance to corrosion Alloy cassette lockring For use with 11-speed SIL-TEC chains. Weight is 331 grams
|XTR M9000 Cassette Specification|
|Material||Alloy, Carbon, Titanium|
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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.
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