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
Carbon composite reinforced middle chainring has a longer wear life, giving you more bang for your buck
Closer gear range between chainrings offers more usable gear combinations, so you don't have to rely on one chainring to get you through the ride
Closer gear range also limits the amount of stretch or sag in the chain during shifting, preventing chain drop