Why We Like The SLX CS-M7000 Cassette
We're not afraid to assert that Shimano is the de facto leader in trickle-down technology. The brand consistently executes progressive changes across its componentry in a methodical, rather than frantic, fashion, then spreads those changes across the rest of its line like a fairy godmother in a familiar story. The brand bestowed this same magic on its redesigned SLX line, turning the workhorse line into a shiny group of moving parts that look and perform far beyond what their price suggests. The SLX CS-M7000 Cassette may not be the star of the show, but it didn't miss out on any of the magic dust.
Crafting the cassette with an aluminum spider, Shimano shaved grams from the design compared to past versions, then constructed the cogs with a durable mix of aluminum and steel. In all, Shimano aimed the new SLX drivetrain at the ever-changing lineup of trail and off-road adventure bikes featuring wider spacing and bigger tires. It also wanted to deliver 11-speed to riders who aren't ready to take a pro-level chunk out of their wallets to pay for XT just yet, and in true Shimano style, didn't trade functionality for a lower price point.
- Shimano's 3rd tier 11-speed mountain cassette
- Carefully built to save weight while remaining durable
- Compatible with Shimano 11-speed mountain shifters, derailleurs, chains
- Item #SHI00C1
- Cog Sizes
- 11 - 40t, 11 - 42t
- Cog Material
- aluminum and steel
- Freehub Type
- HyperGlide (HG)
- Claimed Weight
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 2 years
- mountain biking
5 based on 1 ratings
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May 4, 2020
Great for 1X11 conversion
- I've used it several times
I bought the 11-46. Went from 3X10 to 1X11 and got a bit more climbing gear out of the bike. Using a 30T RaceFace in front now. Pairing the two is a great combo for me. I can go as fast as I need with the 30-11 and having the 30-46 helps on the hills. (Although the front does get a bit light on the steep stuff.)
Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com
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