Shimano XTR 12 Speed

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Posted: May 17, 2018 at 20:00 Quote
Can anyone elaborate on this elusive XTR 12 speed stuff??
The 4 piston caliper looks cool.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bi4KzhfHZdK/?taken-by=weightweeniesbrasil

Posted: May 28, 2018 at 3:34 Quote
garygrimm wrote:
Can anyone elaborate on this elusive XTR 12 speed stuff??
The 4 piston caliper looks cool.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bi4KzhfHZdK/?taken-by=weightweeniesbrasil

what would you like to know?

Posted: Aug 7, 2018 at 19:08 Quote
Finally Shimano has a cassette with a 10t cog. That allows for a smaller chainring with good top end speed. I like the 10-51 gear spacing, but a 510% range is more than I need. Guess they had to up SRAM Eagle’s 10-50 by one. Glad they also came out with a 11-42 ten-speed cassette, but I think it is a bit heavy.

Rocky Mountain’s 2019 top end Altitude has the XTR 12-speed.

Posted: Nov 26, 2018 at 13:13 Quote
I've got it and have ridden it for two rides already. It's up there with the Sram Eagle if not better, for the shifter ergonomics. It performs flawlessly but not any better than previous XTR or XT drivetrains. The range is nice to have.

I heard that Shimano has had some quality issues with their new XTR cranks and chainrings. That's why they're not available yet. I got the XTR cranks already, but am waiting for a chainring to be available.

Posted: Nov 27, 2018 at 6:40 Quote
Thanks for the update, I would think the chainring would be the easiest part to make.

Posted: Nov 27, 2018 at 10:51 Quote
DonLopez wrote:
Thanks for the update, I would think the chainring would be the easiest part to make.

I suppose so. I just talked to Absolute Black. They said that they will deliver theirs beginning of December so I might as well get an oval one for the cranks.

I'm really curious as to how the cranks perform. Especially with the preload ring not having any bolt to hold it in place like Hope and RF have it. I'm also curious about the 24mm axle. I have RF Atlas cranks right now and they are pretty sturdy, weighing a lot more than the XTR.

Oh and I don't think that Rocky Mountain can have their XTR bikes delivered as the cranks aren't available yet.

Posted: Nov 27, 2018 at 17:29 Quote
I don’t think the 2019 Altitude C90s with XTR/Saint components are available yet.

My older XTR cranks show some signs of wear and tear, but still work great. I replaced my 32t chainring with a $15 aluminum 36t almost 2 years ago, and it still hold the chain on great and surprising shows little signs on wear.

The Absolute Black oval will work great, and as far as I know, Shimano isn’t making and XTR oval rings.

Posted: Nov 28, 2018 at 23:40 Quote
I‘ve just ordered the new BR-M9120 brakes. I‘m so curious how they compare to the Formula Cura.

Posted: Dec 6, 2018 at 15:13 Quote
The brakes are everything I have wished for. As powerful (or more) as the Cura and no rubbing whatsoever.

Unfortunately neither Absolute Black nor Shimano can deliver the chainring for the new Cranks so I‘m stuck with my raceface atlas for now. I have ordered an AB oval chainring but I wasn‘t quick enough, so I have to wait yet another month. :/

Posted: Dec 14, 2018 at 11:37 Quote
The Shimano link doesn't work with my Race Face Chainring. So until I'll get the Absolute Black or a Shimano direct mount chainring this'll have to do for now. Works a treat!


The brakes are the best I've ridden so far. I tried the Trickstuff Daechle UL in combination with the Trickstuff Power+ pads on the front and was so amazed that I got the same combination on the rear.


Posted: Jan 19, 2019 at 15:26 Quote
I ordered at Blur TR with the new XTR and apparently SantaCruz won’t have XTR until mid February.

All local shops in Vancouver can’t get it until February and it sounds like even then it will be a limited supply.

Posted: Jan 25, 2019 at 0:10 Quote
dereksgehl wrote:
I ordered at Blur TR with the new XTR and apparently SantaCruz won’t have XTR until mid February.

All local shops in Vancouver can’t get it until February and it sounds like even then it will be a limited supply.

It seems that I‘m one of the few lucky ones to have gotten his hands on a complete groupset (except for the hubs). Yesterday I was able to mount the last piece of the puzzle. I have had the cranks since November but could‘t mount them as I couldn‘t get hold of a fitting chainring. They are still not available but luckily, AB produced their own.

The reason for the short supply is that one of Shimano‘s biggest factories burned down. My information is that cranks won‘t be available until Summer this year.


Posted: Jan 25, 2019 at 10:58 Quote
Yeah, lots of delays - looks like the silent hubs are getting put on hold for now. There will be a non-series crank out soon, although some companies like Santa Cruz are moving to different brands (e*thirteen) for cranks for their XTR builds. Hubs will be shipping, without scylence

Posted: Jan 31, 2019 at 13:02 Quote
seanondemand wrote:
Yeah, lots of delays - looks like the silent hubs are getting put on hold for now. There will be a non-series crank out soon, although some companies like Santa Cruz are moving to different brands (e*thirteen) for cranks for their XTR builds. Hubs will be shipping, without scylence

It seems as if I'll be the only one riding a full XTR group for a while.

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