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ShimanoXT CS-M8000 Cassette

$99.99 - $111.99

Item # SHI007V

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Item # SHI007V
Description

Wheel fast.

Keep your wheels rolling down the trail with the Shimano XT CS-M8000 Cassette. Packed with 11 gears of fun, this cassette features a combination of aluminum and steel cogs to keep weight down while staying tough enough to handle all the torque you can throw at it.

While the XT cassette holds onto a little bit of extra weight compared to its XTR sibling, the CS-M8000 stands out as a perfect choice for riders looking for top-level quality at a more affordable price point. Shimano engineers this cassette with rhythm step gear progression, ensuring precise shifting every time to eliminate pesky distractions such as ghost or missed shifts out on the mountain.

The Shimano XT CS-M8000 Cassette is available in two sizes to accommodate differing ride styles and needs, and the enormous 40, 42, or 46t cogs are knee-savers with one-by drivetrains. Both the 11-40t and 11-42t options feature a wide cassette sprocket and optimized gear steps to move the chain smoothly across their ranges and get you smoothly across varied terrain.

  • A cassette that solves the budget vs bling conundrum
  • Blend of aluminum and steel cogs sheds weight where possible
  • Gearing increments ensure you've always got the right gear
  • Compatible with Shimano or SRAM 11-speed drivetrains

Tech Specs
Cog Sizes11 - 40t, 11 - 42t, 11 - 46t
Cog Materialaluminum and steel
Hub TypeShimano or SRAM 11-speed Compatible
Recommended Usemountain bike
Manufacturer Warranty2 years
Weight

Actual Weight

Silver, 11-40
417g
14.71oz
Silver, 11-42
432g
15.24oz
Silver, 11-46
447g
15.77oz

Actual weights are measured in-house by the Competitive Cyclist team.

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    >Rating:

    Is this cassette compatible with an XD driver freehub?

    >Rating: 5

    can't go wrong with M-8000

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer
    Fit:
    True to size

    I use this cassette on my gravel bike with a 36t front chainring. Climbing is a breeze. Still going strong after 500 miles.

    >Rating: 5

    Upgraded from NX eagle to this 😍

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    I upgraded from NX Eagle 12-speed because it came stock on my Epic EVO... but a real bike should not have a cassette that weighs ~1.5 pounds (WTF SRAM?!). Didn't want to upgrade my free hubs from Shimano > SRAM and decided to swap the NX Eagle for Shimano XT. This was my cassette of choice and have put ~ 500 miles on it on trail and it still looks almost like-new. No broken teeth and the smaller cogs still are in great shape. Shifts really well and the range is great. I ride the 11x46 and just ordered another one for backup when this one eventually gets worn out. Highly recommend, especially if your bike came with some NX Eagle steel plates on it 🙄

    >Rating: 5

    Awesome! Survived the 2019 Ice/mud man!

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    High quality, perfect fit with my Pivot Mach 4. Survived to an Iceman in not very great conditions with mud, snow, sand, and gravel. I had some issues with my payment and I really needed it to be on time for Iceman, thankfully the assistants from Competitive Cyclist helped me with fast shipping (2 business days) and it was ready to train before Iceman. Thank you very much!

    >Rating: 5

    Really great option for my gravel bike

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times

    This works with the longer cage Ultegra derailleur no problem. Totally saved me on a gravel fondo with 6k of steep climbs.

    >Rating: 1

    Shimano Junk

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times

    Bought this just shy of a year ago. the 2 largest cogs are SHOT. who ever thought aluminum was a good material for cassette cogs is an idiot and Shimano warranty claims this is just normal wear. DO NOT BUY THIS CASSETTE. you have been warned.

    >Rating: 5

    XT works fine

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    No need to run XTR...XT works great, lasts long, shifts perfectly. Best to pair Shimano cassettes with Shimano chain...just my opinion.

    >Rating: 5

    Butter

    With the exception of cassettes I usually use sram. I put this on my double duty cross/gravel bike. It works like it is supposed to. Clean shifts!

    >Rating: 4

    Classic, Tried and True

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    Probably one of the best cost to effectiveness options on the market for your bike, the xt m8000 has been a no-nonsense option that's worked for 1000's of miles in the Wasatch on a number of different bikes. 12 speed is nice, but 1x11 gets the job done with a little more leg power. Although not the lightest, this setup is highly versatile and an easy choice for someone looking for a decent new cassette.

    >Rating: 5

    11 Speed Isn't Dead

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times

    I am slowly upgrading my mountain bike as parts wear out and when it was time to replace my SLX cassette I made the natural move to XT. Saving some grams is always nice on an XC mountain bike or any bike for that matter. Shimano XT is the way to go for a 1x11 setup. Affordable, durable, and lightweight!

    >Rating: 5

    Best bang for the buck upgrade

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    This wide-range cassette is perfect if you are looking for an inexpensive 1x11 upgrade. I have these on 2 of my bikes and I love the wide range for my single ring up front. If you are looking to upgrade your drivetrain to 1x11this is the best bang for the buck.

    >Rating: 5

    11 Gear of Fun

    XT is the gold standard for Shimano MTN bike parts and this cassette fits perfectly into that standard. I bought this because my old one just had too many watts on it... over 3000 miles of dirt covered brutality in it. New chain and a new cassette = brand new bike feel!

    >Rating: 5

    Good Casette

    Paired with mine shimano xt di2 derailleur, this cassette is buttery smooth throughout all gears with regular chain maintenance. I would say this cassette is a close second behind sram's eagle drive train.

    >Rating: 3

    Gift For the Homie

    Familiarity:
    I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    Got it for a friend and he says it does all he wanted it to do.

    >Rating: 5

    Best around

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    11-46? HUGE RANGE HG freehub? NO PROPRIETARY HUB! Classic stylings, great range, and reasonable pricing for a fantastic piece of componentry.

    >Rating: 5

    Good Cassette

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    I like this cassette. Works good in all gears.

    >Rating: 5

    Great Product - Perfectly priced!

    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.

    >Rating: 5

    Well Priced

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    Great durability and very well priced.

    >Rating: 5

    I've used XT Cassettes for years

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    I'm never disappointed with these components.

    >Rating: 5

    Awesome

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times

    What a great cassette ,durable great price what also you can ask...