Front and rear derailleur: "Shimano Deore XT M8000“
Outstanding features of the new DEORE XT M8000 rear derailleur are its shallow slant angle and extremely flat profile. This means low shifting forces, improved chain stabilization and precise yet soft gear changes. Redesigned jockey wheels with larger teeth for chains at a slant also contribute to improved shifting performance. Single and double systems are equipped with a medium-length cage, and triple setups have a long cage.
The new DEORE XT front derailleurs are now also fitted with Side Wing technology and guarantee smooth yet at the same time powerful shifts. The optimized cable routing of the new mechanisms improves gear-shifting efficiency. In addition, the new front derailleurs offer greater tyre clearance, which permits bike geometries with shorter chainstays. The new shift levers of the DEORE XT M8000 groupset have been ergonomically enhanced and their operating forces reduced by 20 per cent. Still included are tried-and-tested technologies such as Instant, Multi and Two-Way Release, which guarantee reliable shifting performance. Here a further optimization of the vivid index mechanism provides clear, tactile feedback and the required level of precision.