Chainset: Triple 175mm cranks
Bottom Bracket: Fits 68 & 73mm frames
Front Derailleur: FD781 conventional
Rear Derailleur: RDM786 shadow+ model
Gear Levers including cables
Cassette: 10 Speed
All are XT M780 models
Usual Shimano quality, was tempted to go down the SRAM route but I just like everything about Shimano kit. Shifting seems a little quicker than the set I had 3 years ago.
Shimano XT - premium performance without the premium price.
Shifting performance in the rear is stellar, as we have come to expect from upper level Shimano components. The surprise is how well the front shifting works, which is nearly as quick and smooth as the rear. This comes at a cost of a slightly smaller gear range, but the low gear is plenty low, and the high gear is adequate for everything but extended downhill road riding.
Another welcome surprise was the ability to shift the smaller shift lever with your thumb (as well as index finger), allowing you to keep your index finger over the brake lever while shifting (my preferred riding style).
Shifting is light, yet accompanied by a "click" that you can both feel and hear, letting you know how many gears you have shifted. On the right shifter, you can down shift up to 4 gears at a time, or up shift up to 2.
Overall, awesome performance for the serious racer or avid hobbyist.
The Shimano XT group is just one step below their top-tier XTR, and offers very similar performance, but at a much more affordable price.
An excellent choice for the avid cyclist who wants top performance, but doesn't have a factory sponsorship paying the bill for them.
Looks great so makes a good first impression out of the box. Performs sooo much better than the worn out 05 xt it replaces, with the rear mech clutch preventing any chain slap or suck. Do I miss the gear indicator windows on the shifters? No!
Great service from Merlin once again, order to arrival in 2 days, over a weekend - awesome!
Very good groupset so far. Crisp gear changes and easy to set up. The choice of gears is good as well. With the 11-36 rear cassette it makes going up hills a lot easier.
The clurch on the rear gear stops all the chain slap on the frame which makes the whole set up quieter.
Finish is good and looks like it will be hard wearing.