There's a reason why Shimano's always at the top. This year they tore up that old book on race-level mountain bike cranksets and came up with a seriously mind-blowing reinvention (We're talkin' Michael Jackson 1987 reinvention). This triple crankset also features the . As always, you can expect legendary XTR stiffness, precision and reliability.
CloseStep trail-tuned gearing makes shifts feel more fluid so it's easier to maintain your cadence
The 32T middle chainring is a Titanium/Carbon composite -- you use it the most; why not make it more durable?
New Dyna-Sys 10-speed technology and Dual Spike chainring technology, giving you super crisp, super smooth shifts in even the wettest, muddiest, gnarliest trail conditions
The 24T small chainring and 42T big chainring are less of a jump, so you don't have to make as many recovery shifts
HollowTech II crankarms shave precious grams without sacrificing rigidity
For use with Shimano XTR Front Derailleur SH-FDM980