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Customer reviews for Shimano XTR M980 10 Speed Rear Derailleur

Shimano XTR M980 10 Speed Rear Derailleur

For 2011 Shimano has split the XTR range into two very distinct but still complementary ranges labelled 'Trail' and 'Race'. The best part though is that the XTR trail is the yin to the XTR Race's yang, and together mountain biking's first family of components offers a broad matrix of fully interchangeable options to tube your ride. The Dyna-Sys system is a brand new way of creating mountain bike gears which evolved around the needs of real life riders and not just the need for more gears. The Dyna-Sys offers an additional ring on the cassette which allows for a much better gear ratio and emphasises the use of middle chainring on climbs, giving increased climbing efficiency and an improved power transfer created by the slacker chain tension.
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5
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2 out of 2(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Shimano XTR M980 10 Speed Rear Derailleur
Review 1 for Shimano XTR M980 10 Speed Rear Derailleur
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
r2dj
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Faultless

Posted01 October 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Lightweight, Looks great
I'm often a bit dubious as to wether XTR is really worth the money over XT but this is a fantastic bit of kit and is well worth the upgrade.
There are few things more annoying during a ride than sloppy gear changes but after months a riding and even taking a whack during a crash this derailleur is yet to miss a beat.
Changes are fast and crisp and as you'd expect from a bit of XTR kit, it looks great and the build quality is excellence. Can't recommend highly enough.
+1point
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Review 2 for Shimano XTR M980 10 Speed Rear Derailleur
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
zoinks
from Singapore
Age:25-34
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Dyna-sys tech rocks! Super quick delivery too!

Posted09 December 2010
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Lightweight, Looks great
If you thought the previous gen of XTR rocked. Prepare yourselves for the 2011 M980's!
lighter! - approximately 30g
slicker! - dyna-sys! (I can't explain it but the shifts are really crisp)
Crisper! - might be due to GS cage. Previously on SGS M971
Sexy - Sexy tight little package! haha
I usually rate XTR at 4 stars due to price BUT cos I got THEM (yes! I bought 2 sets!) at a really good price from Evans cycles. They really deserve 5!
I made my brother order one too. Uber price from Evans!
Ordered last Friday and arrived today!
I'm in Singapore!
Thank you Evans,
Gene
+2points
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