- XTR vs XT. An interesting thought
XTR is all about ultimate performance at any cost.
That’s how it should be IMO but I think they know the market and build appropriately. I used to work in motorsport making parts for various teams (f1, rally, Dakar, indy) and that really was performance at any cost. If you put it in a road car and gave it to an average driver it wouldn’t last long at all. Very different applicationPosted 10 months agostevedeMember
My xtr trail brakes both failed in less than 3 months use. Never had an issue with deore, xt or zee brakes. The zee brakes were better in every way apart from weight. Xtr clutch mech lasted about as long as the rest so no grumbles with that (eventually replaced with saint/one up cage after killing a zee mech a month for far too long!). Used to love the old xtr cranks but no experience of the newer ones.Posted 10 months agoOnzadogSubscriber
Read something earlier where there was a suggestion that Shimano recognise that some XTR components are not as durable as XT. XTR is all about ultimate performance at any cost.
It seems a reasonable suggestion but…
…does anyone know if it’s true?
…which bits does it apply to?
Are XTR shifters or rear mech expected to last less well that XT?Posted 10 months agojabbiMember
I’m a fan of XTR and have used every edition of it over the years (I still have a perfectly functional M900 group on one bike). I do wish they’d never gone to carbon for mech cages though, rather than bend a bit and maybe bend it back to get home, they tend to explode, I have the remains of m972, m980 and m986 mechs!* Haven’t done a m9000 yet but its time will come!Posted 10 months ago
*yes I know you can buy replacement cages, but crazy prices, might as well buy a whole new mech.
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