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Nickwrote a review of on May 17, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've ridden the XTR 11spd groupset, and decided that at half the cost, using the same design with heavier materials, it would be worth trying the XT derailleur and cassette (XTR shifter). Boy was I happy! It was nearly impossible to tell the difference in the XTR full groupset I rode vs my XT with XTR shifter. Shifts like butter, no stutter or interrupt mid spin, no hard clunks, and adjustable clutch is a huge +. You can't adjust clutch strength on SRAM comparable models, leaving them with a lot of chain slap - Never had an issue with my XT chainslapping.

Also - VERY DURABLE. Took a minor hit to the derailleur by clipping a tree mid-air. Bent the hanger... picked up a new hanger and was good as new! was super worried the derailleur would have issues, but it was completely fine!

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Nick

Nickwrote a review of on May 17, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Decided to upgrade from a 10spd to 11spd. Thought about saving a few $ and going with the SLX cassette. But, based on the price difference, I figured might as well pay the little extra. Happy I did. a Buddy of mine purchased the SLX blend ripley and converted to the M8000 rear derailleur at the same time I went m8000 full rear (xtr shifter). There is a noticable difference in how smooth the shift quality is on my bike vs his now. He went so far as to ride my bike, feel the difference, then come back to comp cyclist and purchase the XT cassette.

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Nickwrote a review of on May 17, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Decided to spend a few extra $ on the XTR shifter to pair with my M8000 rear derailleur and cassette. Boy am I happy I did. this was the best performing 11spd shift combination I've ever ridden. The XO1 11sp is not even close to as good, and I've own both now for at least a season.

1 thing to note - The XTR gear is always weight conscious. Thus, you'll have to make sure you are careful with it. I bumped a tree (not hard) and snapped the shift lever right off. Turns out the lever is carbon fiber and not replaceable. Had to purchase a new shifter. Was a little dissapointed, but once I got the new one, I completely forgot about paying the price again... It's simply that good...

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Nickwrote a review of on May 17, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

If you're using a raceface direct mount cinch crank, and you're looking to stock another chainring, this is a very cost-effective solution. You can tell there is a weight difference, somewhere between 70-100 grams depending on your current single chain ring size/weight. But if you're not a weight weeny, and you'd like a quieter drivetrain, this is well worth the cost.

Fitment was easy, just remember to get yourself the bbt-22/32 tool as well to mount/remove it.

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