SHIMANO Deore XT cassette 12-speed CS-M8100 10-45 teeth
Shimano follows suit and also relies on a 12-speed drive for the XT M8100 group. In contrast to the competition, the Japanese give the biker the choice whether he prefers a maximum bandwidth (10-51 teeth) or a more narrowly graded cassette with lower cadence jumps when shifting (10-45 teeth). The latter should particularly accommodate XC and marathon racers, who can conserve their strength when pedaling in the optimal frequency range.
Soft and precise shifting processes have always been a trademark of Shimano cassettes. The sprockets of the last generation Hyperglide cassettes have been placed in such a way that the chain runs extremely smoothly and with little vibration, especially when shifting to a larger sprocket. With the XT M8100 cassette Shimano introduces Hyperglide +. Thanks to this technology, the shifting processes are now just as smooth when shifting into a heavier gear and are 1/3 faster compared to the CS-M8000 cassette.
When designing the cassette, Shimano relies on a material mix of steel and aluminum for the pinions. While the ten small sprockets with the lowest chain wrap and the highest load are made of steel, the two large sprockets are made of aluminum. This load-dependent use of material leads to even wear of the cassette and also extends the life of the chain. The cassette is held together by an aluminum spider.
Material 2 large sprockets: aluminum
Material 10 small sprockets: steel
Technology: Hyperglide +, Micro Spline
Switching stages: 12
Translation bandwidth: 450%
Compatibility freewheel: Shimano Micro Spline 12-speed
Compatibility drive: Shimano 12-speed drives
Weight according to the manufacturer: 461g
Weight weighed: 472g
Scope of delivery: 1x SHIMANO Deore XT cassette 12-speed CS-M8100 10-45 teeth
Note: The cassette is shown in gradation 10-51. It is of course delivered with 10-45 teeth.