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.
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!
Doubles will come in 40/28T, 38/26T and 38/24T. Triples will be 42/32/24T and 40/30/22T
Even lower range hubs like the Deore will feature Shimano’s cup and cone bearings for adjustability and longevity.
Deore rear derailleurs
In regular and Shadow Plus. Medium and long cage too.
It all looks like great gear and should be appearing in shops and on bikes around June time this year.