Shimano takes evolution, thought and optimized to the smallest detail.
What does not make Shimano are the mistakes of competitors, often have their "revolutions" a bitter aftertaste.
The new XTR HG-X11 cartridge impresses as usual excellent switching performance, light weight and high wear resistance. According to "Rythm and Range" ratio steps have become smaller and more evenly and the bandwidth is increased.
Engineers Shimano allow this cassette switching to 11-speed, without having to replace the freewheel body or even the entire rear. Existing 10x impellers can be easily provided with the new cartridge.
If one gear be worn or damaged by a fall, so it can be replaced without purchasing new complete cassette.
The gearshifts are extremely precise, quiet and efficient, so that the Schaltpausen be very short.
An intelligent mix of materials of aluminum, steel, titanium, and fiber composite material increases the life and maximizes the rigidity, but at the same time reduces the weight of the cassette.
Thus, the basic body is divided into four sections, two of which are made of aluminum and two made of fiber composite material.
The largest sprocket is made of aluminum, the 6 next largest titanium and the 4 smallest made of steel. This is underlined by the high standards of lightweight construction and life of the cartridge.
The resulting uniform wear of the single pinion extended additionally chain life.
Compatibility: 8/9/10-speed freehub body
Gradation: 11-13-15-17-19-21-24-27-31-35-40 teeth
Material 11-17 teeth: Steel
Material 19-35 teeth: Titan
Matieral 40 teeth: Aluminium
Body: 2 aluminum Spider, 2 fiber composite Spider