Shimano 2013 The New Deore.

February 28, 2013

Deore is Shimano’s good-value workmanlike groupset. For 2013 it gets an overhaul that brings it into line with the other groupsets in Shimano’s mountain line. Despite being ‘budget’, it’s had the same amount of design work on it to make it look pretty darn stunning in our eyes.

With a similar one-finger brake lever to those further up the line, the Deore brake also gets a redesigned caliper that will take Shimano’s finned IceTech brake pads as an upgrade.

Small and neat. Works with i-spec integrated shifters too.
Not supplied, but you can upgrade to finned pads.


Shimano’s cover-all name for it’s ‘more than just ten speeds’ er, ten speed systems, Dynasys will now come across the board with a smaller ringed option for riders on bigger wheels. As well as the regular Dynasys ratios of 42, 32 and 24T, there will now be options of 40, 30 and 22T for riders of bigger wheels (or more ‘trail’ orientated riders who don’t necessarily mash the big gears.) Anyway, back to Deore 2013!

Deore will get cranks in a satin black...
...or snazzy silver. There's a double-ring 'trail' setup as well as triples.

Doubles will come in 40/28T, 38/26T and 38/24T. Triples will be 42/32/24T and 40/30/22T

The new front derailleur will work with your 42 or 40 bigger ring.


Even lower range hubs like the Deore will feature Shimano’s cup and cone bearings for adjustability and longevity.

There'll be a regular Centre Lock rear cassette hub as well as...
...a thru-axle rear.
Front Deore hubs will come in QR and in 15mm thru-axle.

Deore rear derailleurs

In regular and Shadow Plus. Medium and long cage too.

Here's confirmation that Deore gets just as much design work as the rest of the range.
Comes in black too. There's a Shadow Plus clutch version to tame the chain slap too, just like the bigger boys.
Ten speed shifters - and there's an i-spec version that bolts straight to the brake lever too.
Perennial maker of great quick releases, Shimano, is making this for 12mm systems.


It all looks like great gear and should be appearing in shops and on bikes around June time this year.

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