Shimano Deore XT mountain bike crankset review

Proven strong yet light transmission choice

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £149.99 RRP | USD $243.37
Shimano Deore XT crankset

Our review

A classic all-rounder that continues to deliver the goods
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XT has always been a reliable workhorse and its latest nine-speed incarnation is no exception. It’s been around for a few years now but can still cut it against more recent competition.

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Shimano pioneered the magic trick of forging hollow crank arms, and the XT has a distinctive yet smart appearance. At the back of each arm is a rubber lip seal to ward off crudular incursions to the bottom bracket.

The chainrings are a real highlight, especially the cunning carbon/steel composite middle ring, which gives long life and light weight in one hit. Inner and outer rings are aluminium, and you won’t find slicker shifting.

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If you’re very short or tall, this is the crankset for you – you can get it in 165 or 180mm arm lengths as well as the usual 170 or 175mm options.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Deore XT Hollowtech 2 FC-M770
Brand Shimano

Weight (g) 853
Gearing 22/32/44 9 speed
Crankset Finish Anodised
Bottom Bracket Shell Compatibility 68mm 73mm
Crank Arm Lengths 165mm 170mm 175mm 180mm