Shimano DEORE Goes 12-Speed

Product News
author By Aled Gamble, 1 year ago

As of today, there is no reason to accept a lower standard of performance at entry-level pricing. Shimano’s new DEORE offers stellar abilities and performance at a price point which is hard to beat. Shimano’s XTR, XT and SLX have already proved their status as the world’s fastest and smoothest shifting 12-speed drivetrains; now DEORE will join their ranks.

High performance core
You might not be looking for the lightest equipment there is, but you should never have to sacrifice performance. For this very reason, DEORE will offer you every single one of the top-tier XTR groups’ technologies. Riders who opt for DEORE will gain access to Hyperglide+, Dynamic Chain Engagement+ and Micro Spline, as well as our RapidFire Plus and Shadow RD+ technology.

At its heart, the DEORE group is a single chainring, 1x12 drivetrain. Our Micro Spline hub interface allows for the huge 10-51 range all-steel cassette, which now features Hyperglide+ shifting ramps. In conjunction with a revamped chain, this offers super smooth and rapid shifting, both up and down. The RapidFire Plus shifter enables a two-way release for your gears. Up front, the rigid crankset’s chainring can be changed via direct mount, making for easy alterations of your setup.

Further improvements ensure a superb chain retention, with the Dynamic Chain Engagement+ at its core. The derailleur clutch keeps the chain secure whilst the tooth profiles of the chainring combined with the refined chain chamfering and the large, 13-tooth pulley wheels keeps it quiet.

The DEORE brakes are available in either two or four piston callipers, offering optimum braking performance for every riding style and terrain. The levers feature the same improved, more rigid construction as our higher-end groupsets, resulting in improved lever feel and performance. Shimano’s Servo Wave technology has been tuned as well, resulting in quicker pad engagement and clearance.

Ergonomics with I-Spec EV
DEORE features the I-Spec EV mounting, ensuring that you can fine-tune your shifter, lever and brakes to an optimum position on your handlebars, as well as keeping the cockpit clean. Furthermore, we’re happy to say that all of the components are fully compatible and interchangeable with our other 12-speed mountain bike groups, offering you the ability to upgrade any part in the future to one of its higher-end siblings.

If you want to operate your dropper post, DEORE also features a thumb-operated lever which can be installed on the I-Spec EV mount. This lever is compatible with cable-operated dropper posts and makes lowering the saddle a breeze.

With the new DEORE M6100 group, we’re happy to provide you with all the technologies pioneered by Shimano XTR, XT and SLX. DEORE features a drivetrain which is smooth and quick, at a weight which is only slightly above that of SLX. All the range, all the performance, all the technology and all the pleasure.

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