We’ve just unpacked a big box of silver boxes containing the 2010 Deore groupset. Initial impressions are very good – especially for an ‘entry level’ mountain bike groupset. More when we’ve had a chance to play with it…
Posted on: June 15, 2009
crazyjohnyblows said on June 15, 2009
some of them look more like facelifts than actual changes to the components….but they do look better than the current range which is getting alittle dated know
MicArms said on June 15, 2009
So the shimano hubs feature cup and corn bearings? Is that why they go loose so quickly?
bomberman said on June 15, 2009
the deore levers look a bit like SLX
Rockplough said on June 15, 2009
Are those levers split clamp?
kelvin said on June 15, 2009
I’m looking for something not to like… nope.
Shadow, 2-way shifts: the actually useful Shimano improvements of recent years now in the groupset that most of us depend on when things need replacing in a hurry and we don’t have time to save up.
Levers are hinged (yey).
garlic said on June 15, 2009
I’m sure it’ll be brilliant and fantastic and more cost effective than ever before but God, that Deore logotype is butt ugly.
xc4pot said on June 16, 2009
good to notice i was not the only one to notice to the cup and corn! i hope that makes it to the production boxes!
AdamM said on June 16, 2009
Agree with Kelvin, it’s hard to find anything not to like (except the logo!). Althuogh I suspect the price might be on that list, given recent increases and the weak pound. :^(
HoratioHufnagel said on June 16, 2009
seems rear mech is 50 quid, shifters 60! ouch. What about Alivio – how much is that?
edd said on June 16, 2009
How big are those rear mechs? They completely dwarf the magazines that you’ve rested them on to take the photos. 😉
Hooter said on June 16, 2009
Those v levers look just like the old XT/XTR v levers. Do they have those funny half moon things for squeeze adjustment?
kimbers said on June 16, 2009
just fitted 09 deore HTII cranks on my bike and im very impressed
deore is the new black
J0N said on June 16, 2009
Like the look of the deraileur. IMHO SLX made XT almost redundant. I wonder how close Deore will come to SLX.
Crank Arms look like over developed body builders muscles. Baby oil anyone?
Nice trickle down!
Olly said on June 16, 2009
why, if they have shadow, can you still get regular mechs?
any reason other than cheaper?
XT will still be my weapon of choice, not a fan of SLX myself
still, nice looking stuff though!
Bushwacked said on June 16, 2009
That cut out Mech hanger on the Shadow looks “flimsy” compared to the other… will it cope with rock strikes??
krixmeister said on June 16, 2009
Out of curiosity, what’s the benefit of the 2-way shifts? I’ve got SLX on my bike, and have always wondered what the “2-way” stickers on the shifters meant! I’ve gone over and had a quick play – as far as I can tell the “finger” shifter (the smaller one) can drop to smaller cogs (front or rear) by pushing as well as by pulling (I normally “pull” with my index finger) – but I had to do some real contortion to do the pushing way, so can’t figure out the benefit.
You can use fingers or thumbs to shift without taking hand off bars
Ben_Haworth said on June 16, 2009
Can shift easier when braking at the same time too.
chipps said on June 17, 2009
If you’re sat down, it can be easier to push the 2-way lever forward with your thumb. When standing, it’s way easier with your finger. It’s all about choice, innit?
ziwi said on June 17, 2009
I know Deore never had dual control, but do you think Shimano are going to dump it for the next iteration of XT and XTR whenever that arrives, as they seem to be hated by everyone for some reason. I hesitate to admit I really liked the last dual control interations – and never accidently change gear while braking, am I the only one – should I buy stock now?
myheadsashed said on June 19, 2009
And all for the price you were paying for XTR a couple of years ago………..probably.
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