This is such a simple yet versatile bike carrying system, I'm surprised Kuat doesn't have more competition. Great for a DIY truck bed, or in a van, these are super secure and are really straightforward to install.
A great way to complete your new XT 1x11 speed drivetrain, the clutch is super strong and allows you to reliably run the chainring without any guard. The upper pulley is now a cartridge bearing which requires less maintenance. Only a few grams more than XTR but half the price is hard to beat.
The entire M9000 group is amazing and the shifter is no exception. it is super crisp and comes with the Gucci polymer coated cable for endless smooth shifts. the double down shift is really nice for cresting those steep rollers too.
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Finally an 11 speed cassette that is affordable and is pretty good in the weight category as well. Having the option for a 42 tooth is nice since the XTR does not offer that yet. One-by for the people has arrived, and is compatible with hubs from 1995 which is pretty sweet.
These are the gold standard for CO2 cartridges, and the 20 gram size is perfect for a 29er tire, with some to spare. Your arms will thank you for not having to pump up your tire after that spicy singletrack you just shredded a little too hard.