Any drivetrain can work when the trail is flat and the sun is out. When things get gnarly, you need a drivetrain that can really deliver. The new Shimano XT group is built to last. Ride in the rain, in the mud, beat it, bang it, crash it, and it still keeps on kickin'.
Hollowtech II crankarms shed weight and offer incredible strength for rugged trails
Smaller chainrings are ideal for more aggressive trail riding
Larger small chainring limits the amount of stretch or sag in the chain during shifting, preventing chain drop
48.8mm chainline offers more frame clearance, so it's compatible with more bikes