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 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.