The addition of a massive 36 tooth cog is one of the key features of Shimano's new 10 speed Dyna-Sys range of drive trains.
The big advantage to the 36 tooth cassette is that you'll be able to stay in your middle and big rings longer meaning that you'll ultimately be shifting less. Who would have ever thought more gears would equal less shifting?
Please Note:This cassette can only be used in conjunction with Shimano Dyna-Sys series components. Dyna-Sys was designed from the ground up to be used as one complete unit and parts from previous generations cannot be mixed and matched.
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I've been a fan of XT stuff since the early 90's. It's hard to beat its reliability, consistency, and price. This 10 speed cassette is no exception. I've run it "as is" out of the box, and as as a "hacked" extended range with a One-Up 42 tooth cog. It has worked great both ways. On the XT cassette, the 15 tooth and 17 tooth cogs are loose (not pinned together) which allows you to remove one to make room for the big cog. (The SLX cassette has the 15 and 17 cogs pinned together and so will not work.) The only issue I have had with this cassette is developing a little bit of play in the middle cogs that are pinned together. (I have never experienced before, so it could be a fluke.) The play doesn't interfere with shifting performance, however. All in all, as aways, XT is a great way to go, providing excellent performance for the money.
Great XT cassette. Very happy with it for the price!
I bought this a while back when I was doing a 1x10 conversion on an old bike of mine. Truly, you can't beat XT when it comes to value. The cassette is reasonably light, ultra durable and very crisp and smooth with shifts both up and down. Nothing but good things to say about the XT cassette and at such a low price it is hard to find a better 10 speed option.
Can't beat it for the price. Shifts smooth and not too heavy.
This is my first xt cassette, and i couldnt be much happier, precise shifting every time, it really makes a difference in your performance!!!
This cassette was my first "real" foray into 10 speed in the rear. The engagement was smooth and better than I expected. The range was well suited to my XC needs. I used this cassette for quite some time. I would highly recommend it to a friend or a customer.
Great cassette so far. It works very well with all the other XT components and is not overly heavy. Most bought it because I wanted to stick with all XT components, but don't have anything bad to say about it other than that I wish it were a tad cheaper so it'd be easier to replace when worn.
I only upgraded to save a little weight from the SLX. Well the upgrade was totally worth it, shifting was smoother and it is wearing really well. I have a lot of elevation changes where I ride and downshifts for sudden climbs is a frequent occurrence, as you know climbing and shifting typically don't go well together. Well this cassette has taken it all with no signs of adverse wear or performance drop. I would buy another one if and when I may need too.
Very happy with this cassette. I chose it because I wanted to remove the 17 tooth ring and add a 42 tooth from OneUp. Now I have a 1X10 with an 11 to 42 range. Shifts clean and a great value.
This cassette worked great. The XT level shimano cassette is pretty light compared to the 11-34 Sram cassette that came on my bike. It also shifts just a little smoother. I went with the 11-36 and I'm glad I did for the trails around here. It gives me just a bit more range to climb some of the steeper trails I ride. I have other XT cassettes and love how long they've lasted on my other bikes. For the money, XT is a great mix of lightweight, smooth shifting, and durability. I bought an xtr cassette for my hard tail and it was a little lighter but it also cost 3 times more. Its not worth the extra cost in my opinion.
Great cassette. It may be a little heavier but it's the reliability time after time. Chain transfer from sprocket to sprocket is fairly smooth. The biggest appeal the cassette is it can take a beating from XC racing dust itself off and then go on a long trail ride with no problems.
Great looking, great running. Using it with an xt chain and derail. Raceface NW ring up front. Went with xt over slx in case I ever decided to try the 42 tooth conversion....slx can't handle it.
This to me is a no brainier upgrade to your bike. Increase performance and a notable weight difference between this and the deore cassette commonly used on mid level bikes.