Groupsets for Mountain Bikes

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Elio F Sanese is thinking of buying a mountain bike, but he is not sure in which order the Shimano group are in quality. We list the groups and give a short description.

Question:
Hi I’m looking at a Mountain Bike & don’t know how the Shimano group set range goes, I know the road bike range Sora, Tiagra, 105, Ultegra & Dura Ace can you tell me please?
Thank you,
From Mr Oppy C6..

Hi Elio.
This is an easy question to answer and if you look up the Shimano web-site you will a full description of the entire group sets, here they are:

ALIVIO:
The ALIVIO group feature a full complement of advanced Shimano functions. Features like 8-speed Hyperdrive, powerful V-Brake and disc brake systems, and Rapid-fire Plus shifting make ALIVIO the trend-setting group for quality recreational mountain bikes.

Shimano Alivio

DEORE:
High performance for serious cycling fun.
DEORE is designed to appeal to a wide range of cycling fans by inheriting the key functions of DEORE XT and DEORE LX at a great value.
DEORE design blends “Smart & Sharp” forms to complement MTB and trekking bikes.

SLX:
New SLX, Tough, Aggressive and Light, for a modern mountain bike group. Deore LX, has been functionally re-designed into two groups: New SLX for MTB and new Deore LX for Trekking.

Shimano Alivio

SLX with Dyna-Sys:
Tough. Aggressive. Light.
For the latest off road styles…
The previous Deore LX, our mid-range MTB component range, has been split into two distinct groups. Deore LX remains in the family, but it’s now purpose built for Trekking.
SLX series takes over as the mid-range MTB group designed specifically for off-road riding. The distinct range of options within SLX allows you to tailor your components to your preferred off-road style, from XC through to All-Mountain.

DEORE XT:
As Mountain Bikes continue to become more diverse, components must evolve. Deore XT addresses the needs of today’s riders just like it did when it was first introduced back in 1982 as the world’s first MTB group. Revolutionary new designs like the Shimano Shadow rear derailleur complement the latest evolution of traditional designs to give you the right choice for your riding style.

DEORE XT with Dyna-Sys:
As Mountain Bikes continue to become more diverse, components must evolve. Deore XT addresses the needs of today’s riders just like it did when it was first introduced back in 1982 as the world’s first MTB group. Revolutionary new designs like the Shimano Shadow rear derailleur complement the latest evolution of traditional designs to give you the right choice for your riding style.

SAINT:
Shimano combines design and engineering prowess with current riding trends in all-mountain, freeride and downhill mountain bikes, in the lighter and incredibly durable Saint component group.
The redesigned group follows the evolution of aggressive mountain biking, where riders are more focused on finding their flow on lighter more precise handling bikes.

XTR:
Trail and Race Groups.
XTR is the best group set from Shimano and it splits into two sections, trail and race.
The trail group is hard wearing and has the gear ratios for any terrain; the disk brakes have the confidence to take on any descent.
The XTR race group comes with an off-road double chain set or you can go for a triple from the trail group. Lightness is what the race group is all about.

I hope this all helps?

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