SHIMANO HAS JUST RELEASED THE ALL-NEW XTR M9100.
The new XTR M9100 is not a progressive type of improvement on the current M9000, rather a redesign intended to meet the needs and standards of the fastest mountain bike racers in the world. There are a lot of things that you need to know about XTR M9100. It has Gearing upped to a SRAM Eagle equalling 12 speed cassette, two gearing options include the massive 10-51 tooth range or closer ratio 10-45t, cassettes made from aluminium, steel and titanium, totally redesigned hub/freehub to accommodate the jump in sprockets, new crankset uses direct mount chainrings to save further weight, rear derailleur loses swinglink upper pivot but increases jockey wheel size to 13 tooth, shifters feature new integrated I-SPEC EV mounts, increasing positional adjustment to 14mm lateral and 60 degrees of rotational movement for optimised positioning, dedicated XTR dropper post lever compatible with all major cable-operate droppers, redesigned disc brake levers as part of the clamp to create a stiffer brake.
“Let’s start by looking at the cross country bike and we’ll start at the heart of the groupset, the crankset. It’s been completely re-engineered. It’s stronger, it’s lighter and it looks so aggressive.” – Scotty Laughland
First look of XTR M9100 cross country mountain bike from Shimano at 0:33
In additional, XTR M9100 has both two and four piston brake calliper options, all parts of the brake system drop weight over their predecessors, front derailleurs and double chainring options still available, 150 gram weight saving over M9000 (cross country), 90 gram saving in enduro guise. Shimano XTR M9100 have two option mountain bike – Cross country bike and enduro bike. They are both similar when it comes to crankset. However, Enduro bike got a wider Q-factor, a bigger platform and some slanting edges.
“On the cassette, it’s probably one of the biggest changes in the groupset. It’s 12 speed and it comes in two different options. You’ve got 10-45T, which is on this bike and you also have 10-51T.” – Scotty Laughland
This is another variation of XTR M9100 enduro mountain bike at 2:24
“The new XTR groupset, you’ve got the cross country bike and the enduro bike and I myself can’t wait to ride it and see what will it be like on the trails.” – Scotty Laughland
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