After nearly two decades of cross-country race domination, XTR is branching into terrain the UCI would never dare sanction an XC race on. Why? Because trail riders like you have long dreamed of a component group that truly complements how, where and why you ride. Meet XTR Trail, crafted with all the precision and strength riders have come to expect from XTR, but refocused specifically for the demands of today’s trail riders. A reconfigured triple-ring crank delivers trail-tuned gear ratios for optimum, all-day efficiency, Bottom line: XTR Trail lets you ride faster with more control over rougher terrain. The best part is that XTR Trail is the yin to XTR Race’s yang, and together mountain biking’s first family of components offers a broad matrix of fully interchangeable options to tune your ride.
Trail Drive Train Systems: The veritable heart of the new XTR Trail drivetrain is a trail-tuned triple-ring crank crowned with a carbon/titanium composite 32-tooth Primary Driving Gear—the go-to, most-used gear for the widest range of terrain, and the gear your suspension bike was designed around.
Dyna-Sys combines features like quick-shifting CloseStep front gear ratios (think: bigger granny, smaller big ring). Together, Shimano Systems Engineering unlocks performance and versatility never before seen in a triple.
Riders who would otherwise have to pull the ripcord and battle technical climbs from the trenches of their granny gear range can now push farther up the trail in their middle ring thanks to the increased range of a 36-tooth low-end rear gear. The granny gear is still there, you'll just need it less, and the 42-tooth big ring is more useable and easier to get into than ever before, so you'll use it more.
Simply put, XTR Trail is the most efficient mountain bike drivetrain singletrack has ever seen. The XTR Trail triple-ring crank delivers all-day efficiency for the widest range of terrain thanks to CloseStep gear ratios, Dual Spike chainring technology and legendary XTR stiffness.
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