Shimano Launches Deore XT M8000 Groupset
NUNSPEET, the Netherlands – Shimano has added a new groupset for all enduro, cross-country and trail riders to its range of MTB components. The new Shimano Deore XT M8000 delivers the 11-speed features and premium performance found on the top-of-the-range XTR-level components.
Like its XTR sibling, Deore XT M8000 offers 1×11, 2×11, and 3×11 drive train solutions. Featuring Rhythm Step progression Deore XT M8000 maintains calculated, shock-free gear steps from one gear to the next, whether riding a 1×11, 2×11 or 3×11 set up. New 2×11 and 3×11 M8000 drivetrains expand range while maintaining even better rhythm when paired with an XTR-inspired 11-40T cassette (CS-M8000) for optimized cadence control.
Cranks, chainsets & derailleurs
Deore XT M8000 cranks feature Rider Tuned 11-speed gearing. New carbon chain rings with metal composite constructions provide consistent long-life shifting performance and chain management.
Meanwhile the 2×11 option provides a 34-24T, 36-26T or 38-28T gear combination for greater driving efficiency, and a bold 3×11 set up (40-30-22T) provides the lowest gear and widest range ever produced.
New XT cranks are also available with a new wider platform (double, 36-26T, and single, 32T) for 148mm OLD (Overlock Nut Dimension) hubs (FC-M8000). The chainsets have a tooth profile with special hooked teeth design for lasting chain retention especially over uneven terrain.
The all-new Deore XT cranks turn on an updated Hollowtech II press fit (BB-MT800-PA) or threaded (MT800) bottom bracket. Also both the front and rear Deore XT M8000 derailleurs had a complete makeover. The same goes for the shifters that offer a 20% reduction in shift effort. Shimano’s new DEORE XT M8000 groupset also comes with Optislick cables; new hydraulic brakes and lighter, wider rimmed Race and Trail wheels.