Shimano Xtr M9000 1X11 Mountain Bike Kit
Shimano XTR M9000 1×11 Mountain Bike Kit. When Shimano set out to introduce their new XTR M9000 11-speed groupset, they brought their full 22-years of engineering expertise to bear on the project. They did more than just tack on another cog and call it a day. Instead the entire system has been redesigned to make shifting smoother, more precise, and easier to ride than ever, and it now optimized for 1x drivetrains. The XTR M9000 groupset is a dedicated 1x drivetrain, with a right shifter only that features the new VIVID indexing system, which provides quicker, more responsive shifting, even under power. The adjustable shifter utilizes multi-, instant, and 2-way release, as well as ball bearing lever construction for a lighter, smoother shift feel. It’s also fully I-spec II compatible. The redesigned direct mount rear derailleur features an all-new Shadow design with an optimized slant angle, an easily adjustable chain stabilizer, and efficient pulley teeth for smoother, better shifting. A carbon plate helps shave a few grams off the scale weigh too. Upfront, the absence of a front derailleur helps keep the weight now, and simplifies your shifting. The XTR M9000 cassette now goes up to an enormous 40T cog, which gives you a much easier gear for those big climbs. That means that your 1x system no longer has to sacrifice a climbing gear. But Shimano didn’t just stick a big cog on the back of a 10-speed cassette. They carefully selected the cogs with their new Rhythm Step progression to ensure that the shifting feels balanced, smooth, and progressive, without any big or jarring jumps in the cassette. Plus, thanks to a cantilevered 11-th cog, the M9000 cassette will fit on your old 8/9/10-speed freehub bodies, no wheel upgrades required.