When it comes to groupsets and in particular drivetrain options we are now spoilt for choice. With Shimano and Sram being the key players, we now have many brands offering chainsets too, especially modular systems allowing future flexibility. How many cogs up front? Should I turn it up to eleven at the rear? Choices, choices…
Shimano were late to the party with eleven speed but this Shimano XTR ‘1X TRAIL’ Drivetrain is bang up to date and has been worth the wait.
“The finish and build quality of XTR beats everything out there, it’s been top of most rider’s wish lists for years and will finish off any dream build”
The finish and build quality beats everything out there, it’s been at the top of many rider’s wish lists for years and will finish off any dream build. What about the function? Here are a few highlights of what we love:
The gorgeous Hollowtech II chainset is real gem. Shimano choose forged aluminium over carbon for the arms and with a combination of incredible stiffness and a low profile gives a very direct way to put the power down. Proprietary tooth profiles on the single ring Trail chainset retain the chain in a faultless manner.