Museum of Mountain Bike Art & Technology

 

 

Shimano Timeline

 

1921: Shozaburo Shimano establishes Shimano Iron Works and begins production of the original Shimano freewheel.

1931: First export of the Shimano freewheel

1940: Company is incorporated and name changed to Shimano Iron Works Co., Ltd.

1956: First Shimano derailleur appears.

1957: First Shimano 3-speed internally geared rear hub appears.

1965: Shimano American Corp. established in New York, USA.

1967: "Sky-Lark" derailleur and "Servo-Pantograph" mechanism introduced.

1972: Dura-Ace racing component group introduced.

1980: Shimano AX aerodynamic racing component system introduced.

1984: SIS and New Dura-Ace group introduced.

 

1983   1984   1985   1986   1987   1988   1989   1990   1991   1992   1993   1994   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005

 

Deore XT: "deer head" group

Rear Derailleur: RD-M700

Shifting Levers: SL-M700 Uni-Shift mechanism (one-way clutch), silver or black

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-6206 and BB-6207 Biopace (black decal) chain rings, light alloy anodized finish or Gun Metal gray finish, 48/50 outer, 38/44 middle and 28 inner rings, 165/170/175/180 lengths, cups available in English (68 x 121.5 or 124.5) or Italian ( 70 x 124.5) or French threading, 74/110 BCD

Hub: HB-MN72 silver or black, high flange, for freewheel, nutted, 36 hole, OLD 130 also available is HB-MN72 QR, quick release, OLD 126, 36 hole, high flange, silver, use with MF-6208 six speed freewheels

Front derailleur: FD-M700 and FD-M700-GS (max tooth difference 22 for regular and 27 for GS)

Pedals: PD-MX15 (red, blue, silver, black or chrome) BMX style pedal and new PD-GX10 alloy/resin pedal (black or white)

Head Parts: HP-6207, star fish type nuts, requires special tools to tighten

Brake Levers: BL-M700,  4 finger size

Brakes: BR-MC70 cantilever (silver or black finish), high profile brake

Other: SM-DG11/16 Derailleur guards

 

1983   1984   1985   1986   1987   1988   1989   1990   1991   1992   1993   1994   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005

 

Deore XT: "deer head" group

Rear Derailleur: RD-M700

Shifting Levers: SL-M700 Uni-Shift mechanism (one-way clutch), silver or black

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-6206 and BB-6207 Biopace (black decal) chain rings, light alloy anodized finish or Gun Metal gray finish, 48/50 outer, 38/44 middle and 28 inner rings, 165/170/175/180 lengths, cups available in English (68 x 121.5 or 124.5) or Italian ( 70 x 124.5) or French threading, 74/110 BCD

Free hub: FH-M7400-ATB,  HB-7400-ATB (front), 6 speed SIS compatible, lubricating ports with open/close, black available, OLD rear 130, 36 hole, 12-16 tooth outer threaded, 13-26, 28 splined cogs

Hub: HB-MN72 silver or black, high flange, for freewheel, nutted, 36 hole, OLD 130 also available is HB-MN72 QR, quick release, OLD 126, 36 hole, high flange, silver, use with MF-6208 six speed freewheels

Front derailleur: FD-M700 and FD-M700-GS (max tooth difference 22 for regular and 27 for GS)

Pedals: PD-MX15 (red, blue, silver, black or chrome) BMX style pedal and new PD-GX10 alloy/resin pedal (black or white)

Head Parts: HP-6207, star fish type nuts, requires special tools to tighten

Brake Levers: BL-M700,  4 finger size

Brakes: BR-MC70 cantilever (silver or black finish), high profile brake

Other: SM-DG11/16 Derailleur guards

 

1983   1984   1985   1986   1987   1988   1989   1990   1991   1992   1993   1994   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005

 

Deore XT: "deer head" group

Rear Derailleur: RD-M700  and RD-M700 SP (Super Plate) allows a 2 tooth extra difference (42 VS. 40), RD-6207-GS long cage 600 was also sometime substituted

Shifting Levers: SL-M700 Uni-Shift mechanism (one-way clutch), silver or black

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-6206 and BB-6207 Biopace (black decal) chain rings, light alloy anodized finish or Gun Metal gray finish, 48/50 outer, 38/44 middle and 28 inner rings, 165/170/175/180 lengths, cups available in English (68 x 121.5 or 124.5) or Italian ( 70 x 124.5) or French threading, 74/110 BCD

Free hub: FH-M7400-ATB,  HB-7400-ATB (front), 6 speed SIS compatible, lubricating ports with open/close, black available, OLD rear 130, 36 hole, 12-16 tooth outer threaded, 13-26, 28 splined cogs

Hub: HB-MN72 silver or black, high flange, for freewheel, nutted, 36 hole, OLD 130 also available is HB-MN72 QR, quick release, OLD 126, 36 hole, high flange, silver, use with MF-6208 six speed freewheels

Front derailleur: FD-M700 and FD-M700-GS (max tooth difference 22 for regular and 27 for GS)

Pedals: PD-MX15 (red, blue, silver, black or chrome) BMX style pedal and new PD-GX10 alloy/resin pedal (black or white)

Head Parts: HP-6207, star fish type nuts, requires special tools to tighten

Brake Levers: BL-M700,  4 finger size

Brakes: BR-MC70 cantilever (silver or black finish), high profile brake

Other: SM-DG11/16 Derailleur guards

 

1983   1984   1985   1986   1987   1988   1989   1990   1991   1992   1993   1994   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005

 

Deore XT: "deer head" group

Rear Derailleur: RD-M700  and RD-M700 SP (Super Plate) allows a 2 tooth extra difference (42 VS. 40), RD-6207-GS long cage 600 was also sometime substituted

Shifting Levers: SL-M700 Uni-Shift mechanism (one-way clutch), silver or black

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-6206 and BB-6207 Biopace (black decal) chain rings, light alloy anodized finish or Gun Metal gray finish, 48/50 outer, 38/44 middle and 28 inner rings, 165/170/175/180 lengths, cups available in English (68 x 121.5 or 124.5) or Italian ( 70 x 124.5) or French threading, 74/110 BCD

Free hub: FH-M7400-ATB,  HB-7400-ATB (front), 6 speed SIS compatible, lubricating ports with open/close, black available, OLD rear 130, 36 hole, 12-16 tooth outer threaded, 13-26, 28 splined cogs

Hub: HB-MN72 silver or black, high flange, for freewheel, nutted, 36 hole, OLD 130 also available is HB-MN72 QR, quick release, OLD 126, 36 hole, high flange, silver, use with MF-6208 six speed freewheels

Front derailleur: FD-M700 and FD-M700-GS (max tooth difference 22 for regular and 27 for GS)

Pedals: PD-MX15 (red, blue, silver, black or chrome) BMX style pedal and new PD-GX10 alloy/resin pedal (black or white)

Head Parts: HP-6207, star fish type nuts, requires special tools to tighten

Brake Levers: BL-M700,  4 finger size

Brakes: BR-MC70 cantilever (silver or black finish), high profile brake

Other: SM-DG11/16 Derailleur guards

"Z" series: lower priced alternative to XT

Rear Derailleur: RD-Z505, RD-Z503, RD-L525 (light action) and  RD-L523 (light action)

Shifting Levers: SL-AT50

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket: No specific crank for this group so these can be used FC-6206 and BB-6207 Biopace (black decal) chain rings, light alloy anodized finish or Gun Metal gray finish, 48/50 outer, 38/44 middle and 28 inner rings, 165/170/175/180 lengths, cups available in English (68 x 121.5 or 124.5) or Italian ( 70 x 124.5) or French threading, 74/110 BCD

Free hub: No specific hubs for this group so these can be used FH-M7400-ATB,  HB-7400-ATB (front), 6 speed SIS compatible, lubricating ports with open/close, black available, OLD rear 130, 36 hole, 12-16 tooth outer threaded, 13-26, 28 splined cogs

Hub: No specific hubs for this group so these can be used HB-MN72 silver or black, high flange, for freewheel, nutted, 36 hole, OLD 130 also available is HB-MN72 QR, quick release, OLD 126, 36 hole, high flange, silver, use with MF-6208 six speed freewheels, probably would use the MF-Z012 freewheel.

Front derailleur: FD-Z206, FD-Z204, FD-Z202

Pedals: No specific pedals for this group so these can be used PD-MX15 (red, blue, silver, black or chrome) BMX style pedal and new PD-GX10 alloy/resin pedal (black or white)

Head Parts: No specific headset for this group so this can be used HP-6207, star fish type nuts, requires special tools to tighten

Brake Levers: AT-50,  4 finger size

Brakes: AT-50, high profile brake

Other: SM-DG11/16 Derailleur guards

 

1983   1984   1985   1986   1987   1988   1989   1990   1991   1992   1993   1994   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005

 

Deore XT:  All new index group, first XT specific crank and head set, cassette hub, new pedals

Rear Derailleur: RD-M730 6speed SIS compatible, Centeron Pulley, Ceramic guide pulley bushing, white XT letters

Shifting Levers: SL-M730 6 speed SIS compatible, SIS/friction option, light alloy clamp.

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M730 and BB-M730, Biopace II (black decal) chain rings, light alloy anodized finish, 46/48/50 outer, 36/38/44 middle and 26/28 inner rings, 165/170/175/180 lengths, cups available in English (68 x 117.5 or 122.5) or Italian ( 70 x 117.5) threading, 74/110 BCD, 3 different tooth profiles for improved shifting, not all rings available in Biopace II yet

Free hub: FH-M730-NT (nutted), FH-M730-QR (quick release) and HB-M730-F (front), 6 speed SIS compatible, lubricating ports with open/close, black available, OLD rear 126 or 130, 32 or 36 hole, 12-16 tooth outer threaded, 13-26, 28, 30, 32 splined cogs

Front derailleur: FD-M730, trailing action mechanism, available in Alpine (AL) or Half-Step (HS) versions, band type for 28 - 28.6 and endless clamp (EC) type for 31.8, white XT letters

Pedals: PD-M730, low profile parallelogram shape

Head Parts: HP-6207, star fish type nuts, requires special tools to tighten

Brake Levers: BL-M730, 4 position lever reach adjustment, 4 finger size, rubber barrel cover, black lever

Brakes: BR-M730 cantilever (silver or black finish), sealed internal spring, low profile brake pad, spring tension adjuster, easy cable adjuster with round straddle carrier that redirects the brake cable  BR-M731, U brake, black

Other: SQ-M730 seat post quick release and DF-M730 shark fin chain deflector

 

1983   1984   1985   1986   1987   1988   1989   1990   1991   1992   1993   1994   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005

 

New Comp style pedal, new Deore XT head set, Shark Tooth added to the U brake

Deore XT:

Rear Derailleur: RD-M730-GS (long cage) and RD-M730-SGS (super long cage). 6speed SIS compatible, Centeron Pulley, Ceramic guide pulley bushing, white XT letters

Shifting Levers: SL-M730 6 speed SIS compatible, SIS/friction option, light alloy clamp.

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M730 and BB-M730, Biopace II (black decal) chain rings, light alloy anodized finish, 46/48/50 outer, 36/38/44 middle and 26/28 inner rings, 165/170/175/180 lengths, cups available in English (68 x 117.5 or 122.5) or Italian ( 70 x 117.5) threading, 74/110 BCD, 3 different tooth profiles for improved shifting

Free hub: FH-M730-NT (nutted), FH-M730-QR (quick release) and HB-M730-F (front), 6 speed SIS compatible, lubricating ports with open/close, black available, OLD rear 126 or 130, 32 or 36 hole, 12-16 tooth outer threaded, 13-26, 28, 30, 32 splined cogs

Front derailleur: FD-M730, trailing action mechanism, available in Alpine (AL) or Half-Step (HS) versions, band type for 28 - 28.6 and endless clamp (EC) type for 31.8, white XT letters

Pedals: PD-M730 and PD-M731 (Comp) versions, low profile parallelogram shape (730), smaller rectangular shape (731)

Head Parts: HP-M730 available in English/Italian or French threading, rubber upper cup for easy maintenance

Brake Levers: BL-M730, 4 position lever reach adjustment, 4 finger size, rubber barrel cover, black lever

Brakes: BR-M730 cantilever (silver or black finish), sealed internal spring, low profile brake pad, spring tension adjuster, easy cable adjuster with round straddle carrier that redirects the brake cable  BR-M731, U brake with new Shark Tooth anti-jam device, black

Other: SQ-M730 seat post quick release and DF-M730 shark fin chain deflector

Deore:

Rear Derailleur: RD-MT60, 6speed SIS compatible, Centeron Pulley, silver painted body with Shimano Deore black lettering

Shifting Levers: SL-MT60 6 speed SIS compatible, SIS/friction option, stamped steel clamp.

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-MT60 and BB-MT60, Biopace (yellow decal) chain rings, light alloy anodized finish, 48/50 outer, 38/44 middle and 28 inner ring, 170/175 lengths, cups available in English (68 x 117.5 or 122.5) , 74/110 BCD

Free hub: FH-MT60-NT (nutted), FH-MT60-QR (quick release) and HB-MT60-F (front), 6 speed SIS compatible, OLD rear 126 or 130, 36 hole, 13-16 tooth outer threaded, 14-26, 28, 30, 32 splined cogs

Front derailleur: FD-MT60, trailing action mechanism, available in Alpine (AL) or Half-Step (HS) versions, band type for 28 - 28.6 and endless clamp (EC) type for 31.8

Pedals: PD-MT60, low profile parallelogram shape, contact type seals

Head Parts: HP-MT60 available in English/Italian threading, rubber upper cup for easy maintenance

Brake Levers: BL-MT60, 4 position lever reach adjustment, 4 finger size, silver lever

Brakes: BR-MT60 cantilever (silver  finish), sealed internal spring, low profile brake pad, spring tension adjuster, easy cable adjuster with round straddle carrier that redirects the brake cable  BR-MT61, U brake with new Shark Tooth anti-jam device, silver

1988 Catalog

          

 

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Deore XT II: New SLR brakes for more powerful braking performance and excellent lever response and minimal power input.  Hyperglide sprockets. Computer designed tooth profiles for smoother and faster shifting.  Biopace HP giving the benefits of Biopace at higher pedaling cadences.  Six speed front and rear derailleurs, shifters, hubs and brakes are still listed in the catalog.

Rear Derailleur:  RD-M732-SGS (super long cage). 7speed SIS compatible, Centeron Pulley, Ceramic guide pulley bushing, gold XT letters

Shifting Levers: SL-M732 7 speed SIS compatible, SIS/friction option, light alloy clamp.

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M730 and BB-M730, Biopace HP (black decal) chain rings, light alloy anodized finish, 46/48/50 outer, 36/38/44 middle and 26/28 inner rings, 165/170/175/180 lengths, cups available in English (68 x 117.5 or 122.5) or Italian ( 70 x 117.5) threading, 74/110 BCD,  black chain rings available

Free hub: FH-M732 and HB-M730-F (front), 6/7speed SIS compatible, lubricating ports with open/close,  OLD rear 130 or 135, 32 or 36 hole rear and 28, 32 or 36 hole front, black finish available

Cassette: CS-M732 cassette sprockets, 7 speed Hyperglide, 12/14/16/18/21/24/28 or 13/15/17/20/23/26/30, uses lock ring instead of threaded outer cog

Front derailleur: FD-M732, trailing action mechanism, available in Alpine (AL) or Half-Step (HS) versions, band type for 28 - 28.6 and endless clamp (EC) type for 31.8 and 34.9, gold XT letters

Pedals: PD-M730 and PD-M731 (Comp) versions, low profile parallelogram shape (730), smaller rectangular shape (731)

Head Parts: HP-M730 available in English/Italian threading, rubber upper cup for easy maintenance

Chain: CN-M732: Hyperglide compatible

Brake Levers: BL-M732 (4 finger) and BL-M733 (2 finger), SLR (Shimano Linear Response), return spring, 4 position lever reach adjustment,  rubber barrel cover, black lever

Brakes: BR-M732 cantilever (silver or black finish), SLR (Shimano Linear Response) sealed internal spring, low profile brake pad, spring tension adjuster, anti-fall-in pad, easy cable adjuster with round straddle carrier that redirects the brake cable  BR-M733, SLR U brake with Power Plate brace and Shark Tooth anti-jam device, black

Other: SQ-M730 seat post quick release and DF-M730 shark fin chain deflector, SP-M730 seat pillar cro-moly steel, 280 or 330 mm long, 26.6/26.8/27.0

 

Deore II: Six speed derailleurs, shifters, hubs and brakes are still listed in the catalog.

         

Rear Derailleur: RD-MT62, 7speed SIS compatible, Centeron Pulley, silver painted body with black panel with Shimano Deore lettering

Shifting Levers: SL-MT62 7 speed SIS compatible, SIS/friction option, stamped steel clamp.

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-MT60 and BB-MT60, Biopace HP (black decal) chain rings, light alloy anodized finish, 46/48/50 outer, 36/38/44 middle and 26/28 inner ring, 170/175 lengths, cups available in English (68 x 117.5 or 122.5) , 74/110 BCD, black rings available

Free hub:  FH-MT62 and HB-MT62-F (front), 6/7 speed Hyperglide compatible, OLD rear 130 or 135, 32 or 36 hole

Cassette: CS-MT62, 7 speed Hyperglide 12/14/16/18/21/24/28 or 13/15/17/20/23/26/30, uses lock ring instead of threaded outer cog

Front derailleur: FD-MT62, trailing action mechanism, available in Alpine (AL) or Half-Step (HS) versions, band type for 28 - 28.6 and endless clamp (EC) type for 31.8 or 34.9

Pedals: PD-MT60 , low profile parallelogram shape and PD-MT61 (comp type), contact type seals

Chain: CN-MT62 for Hyperglide

Head Parts: HP-MT60 available in English/Italian threading, rubber upper cup for easy maintenance

Brake Levers: BL-MT62 (4 finger) and BL-MT63 (2 finger), SLR, 4 position lever reach adjustment, 4 finger size, silver lever, rubber covers optional

Brakes: BR-MT62 cantilever (silver  finish), SLR, sealed internal spring, low profile brake pad, spring tension adjuster, easy cable adjuster with round straddle carrier that redirects the brake cable  BR-MT63, U brake with Power Plate and Shark Tooth anti-jam device, silver

 

1983   1984   1985   1986   1987   1988   1989   1990  1991   1992   1993   1994   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005

 

First Shimano catalog that list ATB parts before the road bike parts.

Deore XT : New Rapid Fire shifting (push button), Super Glide (SG) chain rings with special release and pick up teeth for better front shifting, high performance wedge pedals with toe clips, clipless pedals

Rear Derailleur:  RD-M735, STI compatible 7speed SIS compatible, Centeron Pulley, Ceramic guide pulley bushing, gold XT letters

Rapid Fire Shifters: STM-090 (4 finger) and STM-091 (2 finger), 7 speed compatible, stacked push button shifters

Shifting Levers: SL-M732 7 speed SIS compatible, SIS/friction option, light alloy clamp.

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M730-SG and BB-M730, available in 28/38/48 or 26/36/46 combinations with Biopace or round rings, 165/170/175/180 lengths, cups available in English (68 x 122.5) threading, 74/110 BCD

Free hub: FH-M732 and HB-M730-F (front), 6/7speed SIS compatible, lubricating ports with open/close,  OLD rear 130 or 135, 32,36or 40 hole rear and  32 or 36 hole front,

Cassette:CS-HG90 cassette sprockets, 7 speed Hyperglide,  uses lock ring instead of threaded outer cog

Front derailleur: FD-M735, STI compatible gold XT letters

Pedals: PD-M730 (toe clip optional) and PD-M735 (wedge with toe clip) versions and PD-M737 clipless pedal

Head Parts: HP-M735 (1") 736 (1 1/8") and 737 (1 1/4"),  available in English/Italian threading,

Chain: CN-HG90: Hyperglide and STI compatible

Brake Levers: BL-M732 (4 finger) and BL-M733 (2 finger), SLR (Shimano Linear Response), return spring, 4 position lever reach adjustment,  rubber barrel cover, black lever

Brakes: BR-M732 cantilever (silver or black finish), SLR (Shimano Linear Response) sealed internal spring, low profile brake pad, spring tension adjuster, anti-fall-in pad, easy cable adjuster with round straddle carrier that redirects the brake cable  BR-M733, SLR U brake with Power Plate brace and Shark Tooth anti-jam device, black

Other: SQ-M730 seat post quick release and DF-M730 shark fin chain deflector, SP-M730 seat pillar cro-moly steel, 280 or 330 mm long, 26.6/26.8/27.0

Deore DX:

Rear Derailleur: RD-MT650, 7speed STI compatible, Centeron Pulley, silver painted body with black panel with Shimano Deore DX lettering

Shifting Levers: SL-MT62 7 speed SIS compatible, SIS/friction option, stamped steel clamp.

Rapid Fire Shifters:  ST-M070 (4 finger) and ST-M071 (2 finger), 7 speed STI shifters with stacked push buttons

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-MT60-SG and BB-MT60, Super Glide chain rings, light alloy anodized finish, 26/36/46 or 28/38/48 with Biopace or round rings, 170/175 lengths, cups available in English (68 x 122.5) , 74/110 BCD

Free hub:  FH-M650 and HB-MT650-F (front), 6/7 speed Hyperglide compatible, OLD rear 130 or 135, 32 or 36 hole

Cassette: CS-HG70, 7 speed Hyperglide, uses lock ring instead of threaded outer cog

Front derailleur: FD-M650, STI compatible

Pedals: PD-MT60 (toe clip optional), low profile parallelogram shape and PD-MT650 (comp type) with toe clips

Chain: CN-HG70 for Hyperglide

Head Parts: HP-MT650 (1") and HP-M651 (1 1/8")

Brake Levers: BL-MT62 (4 finger) and BL-MT63 (2 finger), SLR, 4 position lever reach adjustment, 4 finger size, silver lever, rubber covers optional

Brakes: BR-MT62 cantilever (silver  finish), SLR, sealed internal spring, low profile brake pad, spring tension adjuster, easy cable adjuster with round straddle carrier that redirects the brake cable  BR-MT63, U brake with Power Plate and Shark Tooth anti-jam device, silver

 

1983   1984   1985   1986   1987   1988   1989   1990   1991   1992   1993   1994   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005

 

Deore XT : New Rapid Fire shift levers with Servo Wave Brake levers (SLR Plus) that incorporates a servo-wave link that provides increased cable take-up until the pad contacts the rim.  Then the mechanical advantage steadily increases for more braking power.  New BR-M734 super low profile cantilever brake.

Rear Derailleur:  RD-M735, STI compatible 7speed SIS compatible, Centeron Pulley, Ceramic guide pulley bushing, gold XT letters

Rapid Fire Shifters: STM-090 (4 finger), ST-M092 (Servo Wave 2 finger) and STM-091 (2 finger), 7 speed compatible, stacked push button shifters

Shifting Levers: SL-M732 7 speed SIS compatible, SIS/friction option, light alloy clamp.

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M730-SG and BB-M730, available in 28/38/48 or 26/36/46 combinations with Biopace or round rings, 165/170/175/180 lengths, cups available in English (68 x 121.5/127.5/122.5) threading, 74/110 BCD

Free hub: FH-M732 and HB-M730-F (front), 6/7speed SIS compatible, lubricating ports with open/close,  OLD rear 130 or 135, 32 or 36 hole rear and  32 or 36 hole front,

Cassette:CS-HG90 cassette sprockets, 7 speed Hyperglide,  uses lock ring instead of threaded outer cog

Front derailleur: FD-M735, STI compatible gold XT letters

Pedals: PD-M730 (toe clip optional) and PD-M735 (wedge with toe clip) versions and PD-M737 clipless pedal

Head Parts: HP-M735 (1") 736 (1 1/8") and 737 (1 1/4"),  available in English/Italian threading,

Chain: CN-HG90 or 91: Hyperglide and STI compatible

Brake Levers: BL-M732 (4 finger) and BL-M733 (2 finger), SLR (Shimano Linear Response), return spring, 4 position lever reach adjustment,  rubber barrel cover, black lever

Brakes: BR-M732 cantilever (silver or black finish), SLR (Shimano Linear Response) sealed internal spring, low profile brake pad, spring tension adjuster, anti-fall-in pad, easy cable adjuster with round straddle carrier that redirects the brake cable  BR-M733, SLR U brake with Power Plate brace and Shark Tooth anti-jam device, black,  new BR-M734 super low profile brake with black plastic-looking insert with Shimano lettering

Other: SQ-M730 seat post quick release and DF-M730 shark fin chain deflector, SP-M730 seat pillar cro-moly steel, 280 or 330 mm long, 26.6/26.8/27.0

Deore DX: New BR-M650 super low profile cantilever brake

Rear Derailleur: RD-MT650, 7speed STI compatible, Centeron Pulley, silver painted body with black panel with Shimano Deore DX lettering

Shifting Levers: SL-MT62 7 speed SIS compatible, SIS/friction option, stamped steel clamp.

Rapid Fire Shifters:  ST-M070 (4 finger) and ST-M071 (2 finger), 7 speed STI shifters with stacked push buttons

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-MT60-SG and BB-MT60, Super Glide chain rings, light alloy anodized finish, 26/36/46 or 28/38/48 with Biopace or round rings, 170/175 lengths, cups available in English (68 x 121.5/122.5/127.5) , 74/110 BCD

Free hub:  FH-M650 and HB-MT650-F (front), 6/7 speed Hyperglide compatible, OLD rear 130 or 135, 32 or 36 hole

Cassette: CS-HG70, 7 speed Hyperglide, uses lock ring instead of threaded outer cog

Front derailleur: FD-M650, STI compatible

Pedals: PD-MT60 (toe clip optional), low profile parallelogram shape and PD-MT650 (comp type) with toe clips

Chain: CN-HG70 for Hyperglide

Head Parts: HP-MT650 (1") and HP-M651 (1 1/8")

Brake Levers: BL-MT62 (4 finger) and BL-MT63 (2 finger), SLR, 4 position lever reach adjustment, 4 finger size, silver lever, rubber covers optional

Brakes: BR-MT62 cantilever (silver  finish), SLR, sealed internal spring, low profile brake pad, spring tension adjuster, easy cable adjuster with round straddle carrier that redirects the brake cable  BR-MT63, U brake with Power Plate and Shark Tooth anti-jam device, silver, BR-M651 low profile cantilever and new BR-M650 Super Low Profile cantilever with black plastic insert with Shimano lettering

ICS mad adaptor to use thumb shifters in place of the shifter pods:

 

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XTR : complete new "race" oriented group

Rear Derailleur:  RD-M900,  8 speed STI compatible

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M900 (2 finger, Servo Wave, Rapid Fire Plus (push/pull) shifters) 8 speed compatible

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M900 ultra low profile crank and BB-UN90 (sealed cartridge type), available in 28/38/48 or 26/36/46 combinations with  round rings, 165/170/175/180 lengths, cups available in English (68 x 107/113) threading, 74/110 BCD. Chain rings are a new Hyperdrive design for better shifting performance features add-on shifting ramps and pins

Free hub: FH-M900 and HB-M900-F (front), 8 speed compatible,   OLD rear 135, 32 or 36 hole rear and  28,32 or 36 hole front,

Cassette:CS-M900 cassette sprockets, 8 speed Hyperglide,  XTR Spider Cassette, 5 largest cogs are fixed to a star shaped boss for lowered weight and increased stiffness, cogs bolted together with small versions of chain ring bolts

Front derailleur: FD-M900, and FD-M901 (top pull) STI compatible

Pedals: no XTR specific pedal, usually use the PD-M737 SPD clipless pedal

Head Parts: HP-M900 (1") 901 (1 1/8") and 902 (1 1/4"),  available in English/Italian threading

Chain: CN-7401: Dura-Ace chain

Brake Levers: no separate brake levers were offered with XTR

Brakes:   BR-M900F/R low profile cold forged cantilever, front and rear specific design with a more compact rear design with low profile XTR pads

Other: SP-M900 seat post with thin wall cro-moly shaft and forged alloy head unit

 

Deore XT : New Rapid Fire Plus (push/pull) shifters, new BB-UN70 sealed cartridge bearing bottom bracket, new FD-M736 top pull front derailleur.

Rear Derailleur:  RD-M735, STI compatible 7speed SIS compatible, Centeron Pulley, Ceramic guide pulley bushing, gold XT letters

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M095 (2 finger, Servo Wave, Rapid Fire Plus (push/pull) shifters), STM-090 (4 finger), ST-M092 (Servo Wave 2 finger) and STM-091 (2 finger), 7 speed compatible, stacked push button shifters

Shifting Levers: SL-M732 7 speed SIS compatible, SIS/friction option, light alloy clamp.

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M730-SG and BB-UN70 (sealed cartridge type), available in 28/38/48 or 26/36/46  rings, 165/170/175/180 lengths, cups available in English (68 x 127.5/122.5) threading, 74/110 BCD

Free hub: FH-M732 and HB-M730-F (front), 6/7speed SIS compatible, lubricating ports with open/close,  OLD rear 130 or 135, 32 or 36 hole rear and  32 or 36 hole front

Cassette:CS-HG90 cassette sprockets, 7 speed Hyperglide,  uses lock ring instead of threaded outer cog

Front derailleur: FD-M735, and new FD-M736 (top pull) STI compatible gold XT letters

Pedals: PD-M730 (toe clip optional) and PD-M735 (wedge with toe clip) versions and PD-M737 clipless pedal

Head Parts: HP-M735 (1") 736 (1 1/8") and 737 (1 1/4"),  available in English/Italian threading,

Chain: CN-HG90 or 91: Hyperglide and STI compatible

Brake Levers: BL-M732 (4 finger) and BL-M733 (2 finger), SLR (Shimano Linear Response), return spring, 4 position lever reach adjustment,  rubber barrel cover, black lever

Brakes:   BR-M733, SLR U brake with Power Plate brace and Shark Tooth anti-jam device, black,  BR-M734 super low profile brake with black plastic-looking insert with Shimano lettering, optional black finish

Other: SQ-M730 seat post quick release and DF-M730 shark fin chain deflector, SP-M730 seat pillar cro-moly steel, 280 or 330 mm long

Deore DX: New BB-UN70 sealed cartridge bottom bracket, new FD-M651 top pull front derailleur

Rear Derailleur: RD-MT650, 7speed STI compatible, Centeron Pulley, silver painted body with black panel with Shimano Deore DX lettering

Shifting Levers: SL-MT62 7 speed SIS compatible, SIS/friction option, stamped steel clamp.

Rapid Fire Shifters:  ST-M070 (4 finger) and ST-M071 (2 finger), 7 speed STI shifters with stacked push buttons

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-MT60-SG and BB-UN70 (sealed cartridge type), Super Glide chain rings, light alloy anodized finish, 26/36/46 or 28/38/48 with Biopace or round rings, 170/175 lengths, cups available in English (68 x 122.5/127.5) , 74/110 BCD

Free hub:  FH-M650 and HB-MT650-F (front), 6/7 speed Hyperglide compatible, OLD rear 130 or 135, 32 or 36 hole

Cassette: CS-HG70, 7 speed Hyperglide, uses lock ring instead of threaded outer cog

Front derailleur: FD-M650, new FD-M651 (top pull) STI compatible

Pedals: PD-MT60 (toe clip optional), low profile parallelogram shape and PD-MT650 (comp type) with toe clips

Chain: CN-HG70 for Hyperglide

Head Parts: HP-MT650 (1") and HP-M651 (1 1/8")

Brake Levers: BL-MT62 (4 finger) and BL-MT63 (2 finger), SLR, 4 position lever reach adjustment, 4 finger size, silver lever, rubber covers optional

Brakes: BR-MT63, U brake with Power Plate and Shark Tooth anti-jam device, silver, BR-M651 low profile cantilever and new BR-M650 Super Low Profile cantilever with black plastic insert with Shimano lettering

 

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XTR : Bottom bracket changes to BB-UN91 and is available in 70 and 73mm widths.  Cranks are now available in 172.5 and 177.5 increments. 

Rear Derailleur:  RD-M900,  8 speed STI compatible

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M900 (2 finger, Servo Wave, Rapid Fire Plus (push/pull) shifters) 8 speed compatible

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M900 ultra low profile crank and BB-UN91 (sealed cartridge type), available in 28/38/48 or 26/36/46 combinations with Biopace or round rings, 165/170/172.5/175/177.5/180 lengths, cups available in English (68/70/73 x 107/113) threading, 74/110 BCD. Chain rings are a Hyperdrive design for better shifting performance features add-on shifting ramps and pins

Free hub: FH-M900 and HB-M900-F (front), 8 speed compatible,   OLD rear 135, 28, 32 or 36 hole rear and  28,32 or 36 hole front

Cassette:CS-M900 cassette sprockets, 8 speed Hyperglide,  XTR Spider Cassette, 5 largest cogs are fixed to a star shaped boss for lowered weight and increased stiffness, cogs bolted together with small versions of chain ring bolts

Front derailleur: FD-M900, and FD-M901 (top pull) STI compatible

Pedals: no XTR specific pedal, usually use the PD-M737 SPD clipless pedal

Head Parts: HP-M900 (1") 901 (1 1/8") and 902 (1 1/4"),  available in English/Italian threading

Chain: CN-7401: Dura-Ace chain

Brake Levers: no separate brake levers were offered with XTR

Brakes:   BR-M900F/R low profile cold forged cantilever, front and rear specific design with a more compact rear design with low profile XTR pads

Other: SP-M900 seat post with thin wall cro-moly shaft and forged alloy head unit

 

Deore XT : New short cage rear derailleur, thumb shifters and U brake finally bite the dust, bb changed to the UN71, bottom brackets available in 70 and 73 mm widths, SG-X rings optional for Dual SIS

Rear Derailleur:  RD-M735 SGS (long cage) and SS (short cage), STI compatible 7speed SIS compatible, Centeron Pulley, Ceramic guide pulley bushing, gold XT letters

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M095 (2 finger, Servo Wave, Rapid Fire Plus (push/pull) shifters), STM-090 (4 finger), ST-M092 (Servo Wave 2 finger) and STM-091 (2 finger), 7 speed compatible, stacked push button shifters

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M730-SG and M730A with SG-X rings (for dual SIS), and BB-UN71 (sealed cartridge type), available in 28/38/48 or 26/36/46 with Biopace or round rings, 165/170/175/180 lengths, cups available in English (68/70/73 x 127.5/122.5) threading, 74/110 BCD

Free hub: FH-M732 and HB-M730-F (front), 6/7speed SIS compatible, lubricating ports with open/close,  OLD rear 130 or 135, 32 or 36 hole rear and  32 or 36 hole front

Cassette:CS-HG90 cassette sprockets, 7 speed Hyperglide

Front derailleur: FD-M735, and new FD-M736 (top pull) STI compatible gold XT letters

Pedals: PD-M730 (toe clip optional) and PD-M735 (wedge with toe clip) versions and PD-M737 clipless pedal

Head Parts: HP-M735 (1") 736 (1 1/8") and 737 (1 1/4"),  available in English/Italian threading,

Chain: CN-HG90 or 91: Hyperglide and STI compatible

Brake Levers: BL-M732 (4 finger) and BL-M733 (2 finger), SLR (Shimano Linear Response), return spring, 4 position lever reach adjustment,  rubber barrel cover, black lever

Brakes:  BR-M734 super low profile brake with black plastic-looking insert with Shimano lettering, available with M system pads, black finish optional

Other: SQ-M730 seat post quick release and DF-M730 shark fin chain deflector, SP-M730 seat pillar cro-moly steel, 280 or 330 mm long, 26.4/26.6/26.8/27.0/27.2

Deore DX:  New short cage rear derailleur, new Rapid Fire Plus shifters, thumb shifters and U brakes are gone, new BB-UN 51 bottom bracket with 68, 70 or 73 mm widths, optional SG-X chain rings, PD-M525 clipless pedal, seat post added

Rear Derailleur: RD-MT650 SGS (long cage) SS (short cage), 7speed STI compatible, Centeron Pulley, silver painted body with black panel with Shimano Deore DX lettering

Rapid Fire Shifters:  ST-M075 (Rapid Fire Plus (push/pull) with Servo Wave), ST-M070 (4 finger) and ST-M071 (2 finger), 7 speed STI shifters with stacked push buttons

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-MT60-SG and MT60A (SG-X rings for Dual SIS) and BB-UN51 (sealed cartridge type), Super Glide chain rings, light alloy anodized finish, 26/36/46 or 28/38/48 with Biopace or round rings, 170/175 lengths, cups available in English (68/70/73 x 122.5/127.5) , 74/110 BCD

Free hub:  FH-M650 and HB-MT650-F (front), 6/7 speed Hyperglide compatible, OLD rear 130 or 135, 32 or 36 hole

Cassette: CS-HG70, 7 speed Hyperglide

Front derailleur: FD-M650,  FD-M651 (top pull) STI compatible

Pedals: PD-M525 clipless pedal, PD-MT60 (toe clip optional), low profile parallelogram shape and PD-MT650 (comp type) with toe clips

Chain: CN-HG70 for Hyperglide

Head Parts: HP-MT650 (1") and HP-M651 (1 1/8")

Brake Levers: BL-MT62 (4 finger) and BL-MT63 (2 finger), SLR, 4 position lever reach adjustment, 4 finger size, silver lever, rubber covers optional

Brakes: BR-M651 low profile cantilever and BR-M650 Super Low Profile cantilever with black plastic insert with Shimano lettering, both brakes available in M System versions

Other: SP-650 seat pillar, 280 or 330 mm long, 26.6/26.8/27.0/27.2

 

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Deore DX is discontinued as Deore LX takes it's place.

XTR :

Rear Derailleur:  RD-M900,  8 speed STI compatible

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M900 (2 finger, Servo Wave, Rapid Fire Plus (push/pull) shifters) 8 speed compatible

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M900A (SG-X rings) ultra low profile crank and BB-UN91 (sealed cartridge type), available in 28/38/48 or 26/36/46 combinations with round rings, 165/170/172.5/175/177.5/180 lengths, cups available in English (68/70/73 x 107/113) threading, 74/110 BCD. Chain rings are a Hyperdrive design for better shifting performance features add-on shifting ramps and pins

Free hub: FH-M900 and HB-M900-F (front), 8 speed compatible,   OLD rear 135, 28, 32 or 36 hole rear and  28,32 or 36 hole front

Cassette:CS-M900 cassette sprockets, 8 speed Hyperglide,  XTR Spider Cassette, 5 largest cogs are fixed to a star shaped boss for lowered weight and increased stiffness, cogs bolted together with small versions of chain ring bolts

Front derailleur: FD-M900, and FD-M901 (top pull) STI compatible

Pedals: no XTR specific pedal, usually use the PD-M737 SPD clipless pedal

Head Parts: HP-M900 (1") 901 (1 1/8") and 902 (1 1/4"),  available in English/Italian threading

Chain: CN-7401: Dura-Ace chain

Brake Levers: no separate brake levers were offered with XTR

Brakes:   BR-M900F/R low profile cold forged cantilever, front and rear specific design with a more compact rear design with low profile XTR pads

Other: SP-M900 seat post with thin wall cro-moly shaft and forged alloy head unit, 280 or 330 length in 26.4/26.26/26.8/27.0/27.2 and 360 length in 27.2

 

Deore XT : All new design for 1994, Compact chain rings, 8 speed, Rapid Fire Plus, Optical Gear Display, smaller brakes with cartridge pads, Parallax hubs, cassette with Spider

Rear Derailleur:  RD-M737 SGS (long cage) and GS (mid cage), STI compatible 8 speed SIS compatible, Integrated 8 SIS on the cage

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M737 Rapid Fire Plus (push/pull) shifters, 8 speed, Advanced Light Action, M-System, Optical Gear Display, Servo Wave

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M737 and BB-UN71 (sealed cartridge type), available in 22/32/42 or 22/32/44  with Biopace or round rings, 165/170/175/180 lengths, cups available in English (68/70/73 x 107/113) threading, New Compact Drive crank with Hyperdrive-C (smaller rings and cassette give approximately the same gear range as the old full size components)

Free hub: FH-M737 , 8 speed SIS compatible,  OLD rear  135, 32 or 36 hole rear, Parallax design with a larger hub body

Front hub: HB-M737, Parallax design with standard 9 mm steel axle (silver label) , HB-M738 (S or R) Parallax design with 11 mm aluminum axle (gold label)

Cassette:CS-M737 cassette sprockets, 8 speed Hyperglide-C (compact), aluminum carrier design

Front derailleur: FD-M737 for compact chain rings, Advanced Light Action

Pedals: PD-M730 (toe clip optional) and PD-M735 (wedge with toe clip) versions and PD-M737 clipless pedal

Head Parts: HP-M740 (1") 741 (1 1/8") and 742 (1 1/4"),  available in English/Italian threading,  new sealed cartridge bearing (replaceable)

Chain: CN-HG90 or 91: Hyperglide and STI compatible

Brake Levers: no separate brake levers are offered

Brakes:  BR-M737, M-System, Super M-70 pads (cartridge type), smaller more open design

Other: SQ-M730 seat post quick release and DF-M730 shark fin chain deflector, SP-M730 seat pillar cro-moly steel, 280 or 330 mm long, 26.4/26.6/26.8/27.0/27.2 and a 360 mm 27.2

 

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XTR :  New long cage derailleur in additional to the mid cage, Optical Gear Display for the STI shifters, more square hub shape, cartridge brake pads, one brake design for front and rear.

Rear Derailleur:  RD-M910 (mid cage) and RD-M910 SGS (long cage),  8 speed STI compatible

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M910 with Optical Gear Display (2 finger, Servo Wave, Rapid Fire Plus (push/pull) shifters) 8 speed compatible

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M900ti (SG-X rings) ultra low profile crank and BB-UN91 (sealed cartridge type), available in 28/38/48 or 26/36/46 combinations with  round rings, 165/170/172.5/175/177.5/180 lengths, cups available in English (68/70/73 x 107/113) threading, 74/110 BCD. Chain rings are a Hyperdrive design for better shifting performance features add-on shifting ramps and pins

Free hub: FH-M910 and HB-M910-F (front), more square shape compared to the older hourglass shape, 8 speed compatible,   OLD rear 135, 28, 32 or 36 hole rear and  28,32 or 36 hole front

Cassette:CS-M900 cassette sprockets, 8 speed Hyperglide,  XTR Spider Cassette, 5 largest cogs are fixed to a star shaped boss for lowered weight and increased stiffness, cogs bolted together with small versions of chain ring bolts

Front derailleur: FD-M900, and FD-M901 (top pull) STI compatible

Pedals: no XTR specific pedal, usually use the PD-M737 SPD clipless pedal

Head Parts: HP-M900 (1") 901 (1 1/8") and 902 (1 1/4"),  available in English/Italian threading

Chain: CN-7401: Dura-Ace chain

Brake Levers: no separate brake levers were offered with XTR

Brakes:  BR-M900C one brake design for front and rear, low profile cold forged cantilever,  with cartridge XTR pads

Other: SP-M900  seat post with thin wall cro-moly shaft and forged alloy head unit, 280 or 330 length in 26.4/26.26/26.8/27.0/27.2 and 360 length in 27.2 or new seat post SP-M910

 

Deore XT :

Rear Derailleur:  RD-M737 GS (mid cage), STI compatible 8 speed SIS compatible, Integrated 8 SIS on the cage

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M738 or ST-M738A Rapid Fire Plus (push/pull shifters), 8 speed, Advanced Light Action, M-System, non-numbered Optical Gear Display, Servo Wave

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M737 and BB-UN71 (sealed cartridge type), available in 22/32/42 or 22/32/44 rings, 165/170/175/180 lengths, cups available in English (68/70/73 x 107/113) threading, New Compact Drive crank with Hyperdrive-C (smaller rings and cassette give approximately the same gear range as the old full size components)

Free hub: FH-M737A , 8 speed SIS compatible,  OLD rear  135, 32 or 36 hole rear, Parallax design with a larger hub body, new quick release design

Front hub: HB-M737A, Parallax design with standard 9 mm steel axle (silver label) , HB-M738A (S or R) Parallax design with 11 mm aluminum axle (gold label), new design quick release

Cassette:CS-M737 cassette sprockets, 8 speed Hyperglide-C (compact), aluminum carrier design

Front derailleur: FD-M737 for compact chain rings, Advanced Light Action

Pedals: PD-M730 (toe clip optional) and PD-M735 (wedge with toe clip) versions and PD-M737 clipless pedal

Head Parts: HP-M740 (1") 741 (1 1/8") and 742 (1 1/4"),  available in English/Italian threading,  new sealed cartridge bearing (replaceable)

Chain: CN-HG90: Hyperglide and STI compatible

Brake Levers: no separate brake levers are offered

Brakes:  BR-M737, M-System, Super M-70 pads (cartridge type), smaller more open design

Other: SQ-M730 seat post quick release and DF-M730 shark fin chain deflector, SP-M730 seat pillar cro-moly steel, 280 or 330 mm long, 26.4/26.6/26.8/27.0/27.2 and a 360 mm 27.2

 

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XTR :  All new gray finish, new V brakes, 4 arm crank, E plate front derailleurs, separate shift pods and brake levers now available, splined bottom bracket, spider-less hollow forged crank arms

Rear Derailleur:  RD-M950 GS (mid cage) and RD-M950 SGS (long cage),  8 speed STI compatible

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M950 for V brake and ST-M910 for cantilever with Optical Gear Display (2 finger, Servo Wave, Rapid Fire Plus (push/pull) shifters) 8 speed compatible

Shift Lever: SL-M950 STI pods without brake levers

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M950 Hyperdrive C spider-less hollow forged arms and BB-M950 (splined sealed cartridge type), available in 24/34/46, 165/167.5/170/172.5/175/177.5/180 lengths, cups available in English (68/73 x 112.5 or 116) threading also available is the 5 arm FC-M950HG in 26/36/46or48

Free hub: FH-M950 and HB-M950 (front), more square shape compared to the older hourglass shape, 8 speed compatible,   OLD rear 135, 28, 32 or 36 hole rear and  28,32 or 36 hole front

Cassette:CS-M900-I or CS-M950 cassette sprockets, 8 speed Hyperglide,  XTR Spider Cassette, 5 largest cogs are fixed to a star shaped boss for lowered weight and increased stiffness

Front derailleur: FD-M950, and FD-M950-E (bracket type) with differential plate and top swing link

Pedals: no XTR specific pedal, usually use the PD-M747 SPD clipless pedal

Head Parts: HP-M900 (1") 901 (1 1/8") and 902 (1 1/4"),  available in English/Italian threading

Chain: CN-IG90

Brake Levers: BL-M950 for V brake

Brakes:  BR-M950 new V brake (linear pull) and BR-M900C one brake design for front and rear, low profile cold forged cantilever,  with cartridge XTR pads

Other: SP-M900  seat post with thin wall cro-moly shaft and forged alloy head unit, 280 or 330 length in 26.4/26.26/26.8/27.0/27.2 and 360 length in 27.2 or new seat post SP-M910 26.8/27.0/27.2 in 330 length

 

Deore XT :  New Rapid Fire SL shifters, new V brakes

Rear Derailleur:  RD-M739 GS (mid cage) and RD-M739 SGS (long cage) , STI compatible 8 speed SIS compatible, Integrated 8 SIS on the cage

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M739 for V brakes or ST-M738 for cantilevers Rapid Fire Plus (push/pull) shifters), 8 speed, Advanced Light Action, M-System, Optical Gear Display, Servo Wave

Shift Levers:  ST-M008, 8 speed Rapid Fire Plus pods, no OGD

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M737-IG and BB-UN72 (sealed cartridge type), available in 22/32/42 or 22/32/44  rings, 165/170/175/180 lengths, cups available in English (68/70/73 x 107/113) threading, New Compact Drive crank with Hyperdrive-C (smaller rings and cassette give approximately the same gear range as the old full size components)

Free hub: FH-M737A , 8 speed SIS compatible,  OLD rear  135, 32 or 36 hole rear, Parallax design with a larger hub body, new quick release design

Front hub: HB-M737A, Parallax design with standard 9 mm steel axle (silver label) , HB-M738A (S or R) Parallax design with 11 mm aluminum axle (gold label), new design quick release

Cassette:CS-M737 cassette sprockets, 8 speed Hyperglide-C (compact), aluminum carrier design

Front derailleur: FD-M739 (top swing) or FD-M738 for compact chain rings, Advanced Light Action

Pedals: PD-M747 clipless pedal

Head Parts: HP-M740 (1") 741 (1 1/8") and 742 (1 1/4"),  available in English/Italian threading,  new sealed cartridge bearing (replaceable)

Chain: CN-HG90: Hyperglide and STI compatible

Brake Levers: BL-M739 for V brakes

Brakes:  BR-M739 V brakes with cartridge pads or BR-M737, M-System, Super M-70 pads (cartridge type), smaller more open design

Other: SP-M730 seat pillar cro-moly steel, 280 or 330 mm long, 26.4/26.6/26.8/27.0/27.2 and a 360 mm 27.2, SQ-M730 seat quick release

 

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XTR :  

Rear Derailleur:  RD-M950 GS (mid cage) and RD-M950 SGS (long cage),  8 speed STI compatible

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M950 for V brake and ST-M910 for cantilever with Optical Gear Display (2 finger, Servo Wave, Rapid Fire Plus (push/pull) shifters) 8 speed compatible

Shift Lever: SL-M950 STI pods without brake levers

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M950 Hyperdrive C spider-less hollow forged arms and BB-M950 (splined sealed cartridge type), available in 24/34/46, 165/167.5/170/172.5/175/177.5/180 lengths, cups available in English (68/73 x 112.5 or 116) threading also available is the 5 arm FC-M950HG in 26/36/46or48

Free hub: FH-M950 and HB-M950 (front), more square shape compared to the older hourglass shape, 8 speed compatible,   OLD rear 135, 28, 32 or 36 hole rear and  28,32 or 36 hole front

Cassette:CS-M900-I or CS-M950 cassette sprockets, 8 speed Hyperglide,  XTR Spider Cassette, 5 largest cogs are fixed to a star shaped boss for lowered weight and increased stiffness

Front derailleur: FD-M950, and FD-M950-E (bracket type) with differential plate and top swing link

Pedals: no XTR specific pedal, usually use the PD-M747 SPD clipless pedal

Head Parts: HP-M900 (1") 901 (1 1/8") and 902 (1 1/4"),  available in English/Italian threading

Chain: CN-IG90

Brake Levers: BL-M950 for V brake

Brakes:  BR-M950 new V brake (linear pull) and BR-M900C one brake design for front and rear, low profile cold forged cantilever,  with cartridge XTR pads

Other: SP-M900  seat post with thin wall cro-moly shaft and forged alloy head unit, 280 or 330 length in 26.4/26.26/26.8/27.0/27.2 and 360 length in 27.2 or new seat post SP-M910 26.8/27.0/27.2 in 330 length

 

Deore XT :  New 739 crank 4 or 5 arm, E plate front derailleur

Rear Derailleur:  RD-M739 GS (mid cage) and RD-M739 SGS (long cage) , STI compatible 8 speed SIS compatible, Integrated 8 SIS on the cage

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M739 for V brakes or ST-M738 for cantilevers Rapid Fire Plus (push/pull) shifters), 8 speed, Advanced Light Action, M-System, Optical Gear Display, Servo Wave

Shift Levers:  SL-M739, 8 speed Rapid Fire Plus pods

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M739 4 arm or 5 arm cranks, FC-M737-IG and BB-UN72 or BB-UN72E for E plate derailleur (sealed cartridge type), available in 22/32/42 or 22/32/44  rings, 165/170/175/180 lengths, cups available in English (68/70/73 x 107/110.5/113) threading, New Compact Drive crank with Hyperdrive-C (smaller rings and cassette give approximately the same gear range as the old full size components)

Free hub: FH-M737A , 8 speed SIS compatible,  OLD rear  135, 32 or 36 hole rear, Parallax design with a larger hub body, new quick release design

Front hub: HB-M737A, Parallax design with standard 9 mm steel axle (silver label) , HB-M738A  Parallax design with 11 mm aluminum axle (gold label), new design quick release

Cassette:CS-M737 cassette sprockets, 8 speed Hyperglide-C (compact), aluminum carrier design

Front derailleur: FD-M739 or FD-M739 E (E plate style) (top swing) or FD-M738 for compact chain rings, Advanced Light Action

Pedals: PD-M747 clipless pedal plus new PD-M636 BMX style clipless

Head Parts: HP-M740 (1") 741 (1 1/8") and 742 (1 1/4"),  available in English/Italian threading,  new sealed cartridge bearing (replaceable)

Chain: CN-HG90: Hyperglide and STI compatible

Brake Levers: BL-M739 for V brakes

Brakes:  BR-M739 V brakes with cartridge pads or BR-M737, M-System, Super M-70 pads (cartridge type), smaller more open design

Other: SP-M730 seat pillar cro-moly steel, 280 or 330 mm long, 26.4/26.6/26.8/27.0/27.2 and a 360 mm 27.2, SQ-M730 seat quick release

 

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XTR :  New M951 Rapid Rise rear derailleur (low normal), new DH crank option, new carbon fiber brake booster, headset discontinued, cantilever brakes and levers discontinued

Rear Derailleur: New Rapid Rise RD-M951-GS (mid cage) and RD-M951-SGS (long cage) as well as the regular RD-M950 GS (mid cage) and RD-M950 SGS (long cage),  8 speed STI compatible

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M951 for V brake, 8 speed compatible

Shift Lever: SL-M951 STI pods without brake levers, new SL-SS95 remote shifter (bar end mounted redundant shift mechanism)

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M951 Hyperdrive C spider-less hollow forged arms and BB-M950 (splined sealed cartridge type), available in 24/34/46, 165/167.5/170/172.5/175/177.5/180 lengths, cups available in English (68/73 x 112.5 or 116) threading also available is the 5 arm FC-M951HG in 26/36/46or48 also the new FC-M951 DH crank with single ring in  46/48/50/52/54 tooth

Free hub: FH-M950 and HB-M950 (front), more square shape compared to the older hourglass shape, 8 speed compatible,   OLD rear 135, 28, 32 or 36 hole rear and  28,32 or 36 hole front

Cassette:CS-M900-I or CS-M950 cassette sprockets, 8 speed Hyperglide,  XTR Spider Cassette, 5 largest cogs are fixed to a star shaped boss for lowered weight and increased stiffness

Front derailleur: FD-M950, and FD-M950-E (bracket type) with differential plate and top swing link, looks like the older FD-M900 and FD-M901 are offered again.

Pedals: no XTR specific pedal, usually use the PD-M747 SPD clipless pedal

Head Parts: no XTR headset

Chain: CN-IG90

Brake Levers: BL-M950 for V brake

Brakes:  BR-M950 new V brake (linear pull)  with cartridge XTR pads

Other: SP-M910 26.8/27.0/27.2 in 330 length

 

Deore XT :  Cantilevers brakes and levers are gone, new IG cogs/chain, seat post is discontinued

Rear Derailleur:  RD-M739 GS (mid cage) and RD-M739 SGS (long cage) , STI compatible 8 speed SIS compatible, Integrated 8 SIS on the cage

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M739 for V brakes, Optical Gear Display, Servo Wave

Shift Levers:  SL-M739, 8 speed Rapid Fire Plus pods (no OGD) and SL-M740 pods with OGD

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M739 4 arm or 5 arm cranks,  BB-UN72 or BB-UN72E for E plate derailleur (sealed cartridge type), available in 22/32/42 or 22/32/44  rings, 165/170/175/180 lengths, cups available in English (68/70/73 x 107/110.5/113) threading

Free hub: FH-M737A , 8 speed SIS compatible,  OLD rear  135, 32 or 36 hole rear, Parallax design with a larger hub body, new quick release design

Front hub: HB-M737A, Parallax design with standard 9 mm steel axle (silver label) , HB-M738A  Parallax design with 11 mm aluminum axle (gold label), new design quick release

Cassette:CS-M737-I cassette sprockets, 8 speed Hyperglide-C (compact), aluminum carrier design

Front derailleur: FD-M739 or FD-M739 E (E plate style) (top swing) or FD-M738 for compact chain rings, Advanced Light Action

Pedals: PD-M747 clipless pedal plus new PD-M636 BMX style clipless

Head Parts: HP-M740 (1") 741 (1 1/8") and 742 (1 1/4"),  available in English/Italian threading,  new sealed cartridge bearing (replaceable)

Chain: CN-IG90: Hyperglide and STI compatible

Brake Levers: BL-M739 for V brakes

Brakes:  BR-M739 V brakes with cartridge pads

Other: no seat post, SQ-M730 seat quick release

 

1983   1984   1985   1986   1987   1988   1989   1990   1991   1992   1993   1994   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005

 

Mountain bike components become Flight Deck compatible

XTR :  New Mega 9 speed group

Rear Derailleur: Rapid Rise RD-M953-GS (mid cage) and RD-M953-SGS (long cage) as well as the regular RD-M952 GS (mid cage) and RD-M952 SGS (long cage),  9 speed STI compatible

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M952 for V brake, 9 speed compatible, removable OGD

Shift Lever: SL-M952 STI pods without brake levers 9 speed with removable OGD, SL-SS95 remote shifter (bar end mounted redundant shift mechanism)

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M952 Hyperdrive C spider-less hollow forged arms and BB-M950 or BB-M952(splined sealed cartridge type), available in 24/34/46, 165/167.5/170/172.5/175/177.5/180 lengths, cups available in English (68/73 x 112.5 or 116) threading also available is the 5 arm FC-M952-5 in 26/36/48 also the FC-M952 DH crank with single ring in  46/48/50/52/54 tooth

Free hub: FH-M950 and HB-M950 (front), more square shape compared to the older hourglass shape, 8/9 speed compatible,   OLD rear 135, 28, 32 or 36 hole rear and  28,32 or 36 hole front

Cassette:CS-M952, 9 speed 4 Ti cogs

Front derailleur: FD-M952, and FD-M952-E (bracket type) with differential plate and top swing link, FD-M953 without top swing action or differential plate action

Pedals: no XTR specific pedal, usually use the PD-M747 SPD clipless pedal

Head Parts: no XTR headset

Chain: CN-7700 9 speed Dura Ace chain

Brake Levers: BL-M950 for V brake

Brakes:  BR-M951 V brake (linear pull)  with cartridge XTR pads, reinforced parallel link

Other: SP-M910 26.8/27.0/27.2 in 330 length, SQ-M900 seat quick release

 

Deore XT :  

Rear Derailleur:  RD-M750 GS (mid cage) and RD-M750 SGS (long cage) , STI compatible 9 speed SIS compatible

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M750 for V brakes, 9 speed, removable Optical Gear Display, Servo Wave

Shift Levers:  SL-M750, 9 speed Rapid Fire Plus pods (removable OGD) 

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M750-4 arm or FC-M750-5 arm cranks,  BB-UN72 or BB-UN72E for E plate derailleur (sealed cartridge type), available in 4 arm with 22/32/44 rings or 5 arm with 22/32/44 or 26/36/48 (110/74 BCD), 165/167.5/170/172.5/175/180 lengths, cups available in English (68/70/73 x 107/110.5/113) threading

Free hub: FH-M750 , 8/9 speed compatible,  OLD rear  135, 32 or 36 hole rear, Parallax design with a larger hub body, new quick release design

Front hub: HB-M750, Parallax design with standard 9 mm steel axle  , HB-M751  Parallax design with 11 mm aluminum axle

Cassette:CS-M750 cassette sprockets, 9 speed Hyperglide, aluminum carrier design

Front derailleur: FD-M750 or FD-M750 E (E plate style) (top swing) or FD-M751 without top swing mechanism

Pedals: PD-M747 clipless pedal plus PD-M636 BMX style clipless

Head Parts: HP-M741 (1 1/8") only size available

Chain: CN-HG92: 9 speed compatible

Brake Levers: BL-M739-S for V brakes

Brakes:  BR-M750 V brakes with cartridge pads, reinforced parallel link

Other: no seat post, SQ-M730 seat quick release, DF-M730 deflector

 

1983   1984   1985   1986   1987   1988   1989   1990   1991   1992   1993   1994   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000  2001   2002   2003   2004   2005

 

Airlines air powered shifting system, new Deore budget performance system

 XTR :  New PD-M858 pedal

    

Rear Derailleur: Rapid Rise RD-M953-GS (mid cage) and RD-M953-SGS (long cage) as well as the regular RD-M952 GS (mid cage) and RD-M952 SGS (long cage),  9 speed STI compatible

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M952 for V brake, 9 speed compatible, OGD

Shift Lever: SL-M952 STI pods without brake levers 9 speed with OGD, SL-SS95 remote shifter (bar end mounted redundant shift mechanism)

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M952 Hyperdrive C spider-less hollow forged arms and BB-M950 or BB-M952(splined sealed cartridge type), available in 24/34/46, 165/167.5/170/172.5/175/177.5/180 lengths, cups available in English (68/73 x 112.5 or 116) threading also available is the 5 arm FC-M952-5 in 26/36/48 also the FC-M952 DH crank with single ring in  46/48/50/52/54 tooth

Free hub: FH-M950 and HB-M950 (front), more square shape compared to the older hourglass shape, 8/9 speed compatible,   OLD rear 135, 28, 32 or 36 hole rear and  28,32 or 36 hole front

Cassette:CS-M952 or CS-M953, 9 speed 4 Ti cogs

Front derailleur: FD-M952, and FD-M952-E (bracket type) with differential plate and top swing link, FD-M953 without top swing action or differential plate action

Pedals: New PD-M858 or PD-M747 SPD clipless pedal

Head Parts: no XTR headset

Chain: CN-7700 9 speed Dura Ace chain

Brake Levers: BL-M950 for V brake

Brakes:  BR-M951 V brake (linear pull)  with cartridge XTR pads, reinforced parallel link

Other: SP-M910 26.8/27.0/27.2 in 330 length, SQ-M900 seat quick release

 

Deore XT :  New Hydraulic disc brake, new hollow crank arms

   

Rear Derailleur:  RD-M750 GS (mid cage) and RD-M750 SGS (long cage) , STI compatible 9 speed SIS compatible

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M750 for V brakes, 9 speed, Optical Gear Display, Servo Wave

Shift Levers:  SL-M750, 9 speed Rapid Fire Plus pods (OGD) 

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M751,  BB-ES70 or BB-ES70E for E plate derailleur (sealed cartridge type), available in 4 arm with 22/32/44 rings, 165/167.5/170/172.5/175/180 lengths, cups available in English (68/70/73 x 107/110.5/113) threading, forged hollow crank arms

Free hub: FH-M750 , 8/9 speed compatible,  OLD rear  135, 32 or 36 hole rear, Parallax design with a larger hub body, new quick release design, new FB-M755 for disc brake

Front hub: HB-M750, Parallax design with standard 9 mm steel axle  , HB-M751  Parallax design with 11 mm aluminum axle, new FH-M755 for disc brake

Cassette:CS-M750 cassette sprockets, 9 speed Hyperglide, aluminum carrier design

Front derailleur: FD-M750 or FD-M750 E (E plate style) (top swing) or FD-M751 without top swing mechanism

Pedals: PD-M747 clipless pedal plus new PD-M646 and PD-M636 BMX style clipless

Head Parts: HP-M741 (1 1/8") only size available

Chain: CN-HG92: 9 speed compatible

Brake Levers: New BL-M755 lever for hydraulic disc brake or BL-M739-S for V brakes

Brakes:  New BR-M755 hydraulic disc brake caliper or BR-M750 V brakes with cartridge pads, reinforced parallel link, SM-RT75 stainless steel disc brake rotor

Other: no seat post, SQ-M730 seat quick release, DF-M730 deflector

 

1983   1984   1985   1986   1987   1988   1989   1990   1991   1992   1993   1994   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005

 

Airlines continues.  New complete wheels: WH-M959 disc (high performance, disc only), WH-M575-disc (sport wheel, disc or rim brake), and WH-M535 (sport wheel, rim brake only).  All wheels use the side wall spoke mounting and lateral cross-over spoke pattern.

XTR :

Rear Derailleur: Rapid Rise RD-M953-GS (mid cage) and RD-M953-SGS (long cage) as well as the regular RD-M952 GS (mid cage) and RD-M952 SGS (long cage),  9 speed STI compatible

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M952 for V brake, 9 speed compatible, OGD

Shift Lever: SL-M952 STI pods without brake levers 9 speed with OGD, SL-SS95 remote shifter (bar end mounted redundant shift mechanism)

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M952 Hyperdrive C spider-less hollow forged arms and BB-M950 or BB-M952(splined sealed cartridge type), available in 24/34/46, 165/167.5/170/172.5/175/177.5/180 lengths, cups available in English (68/73 x 112.5 or 116) threading also available is the 5 arm FC-M952-5 in 26/36/48 also the FC-M952 DH crank with single ring in  46/48/50/52/54 tooth

Free hub: FH-M950 and HB-M950 (front), more square shape compared to the older hourglass shape, 8/9 speed compatible,   OLD rear 135, 28, 32 or 36 hole rear and  28,32 or 36 hole front

Cassette:CS-M953, 9 speed 4 Ti cogs

Front derailleur: FD-M952, and FD-M952-E (bracket type) with differential plate and top swing link, FD-M953 without top swing action or differential plate action

Pedals: PD-M858 SPD clipless pedal

Head Parts: no XTR headset

Chain: CN-7700 9 speed Dura Ace chain

Brake Levers: BL-M950 for V brake

Brakes:  BR-M951 V brake (linear pull)  with cartridge XTR pads, reinforced parallel link

Other: SP-M910 26.8/27.0/27.2 in 330 length, SQ-M900 seat quick release

 

Deore XT :  

Rear Derailleur:  RD-M750 GS (mid cage) and RD-M750 SGS (long cage) , STI compatible 9 speed SIS compatible

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M750 for V brakes, 9 speed, Optical Gear Display, Servo Wave

Shift Levers:  SL-M750, 9 speed Rapid Fire Plus pods (OGD) 

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M751,  BB-ES70 or BB-ES70E for E plate derailleur (sealed cartridge type), available in 4 arm with 22/32/44 rings, 165/167.5/170/172.5/175/180 lengths, cups available in English (68/70/73 x 107/110.5/113) threading, forged hollow crank arms

Free hub: FH-M750 , 8/9 speed compatible,  OLD rear  135, 32 or 36 hole rear, Parallax design with a larger hub body, new quick release design, FB-M755 for disc brake

Front hub: HB-M750, Parallax design with standard 9 mm steel axle  , HB-M751  Parallax design with 11 mm aluminum axle, FH-M755 for disc brake

Cassette:CS-M750 cassette sprockets, 9 speed Hyperglide, aluminum carrier design

Front derailleur: FD-M750 or FD-M750 E (E plate style) (top swing) or FD-M751 without top swing mechanism

Pedals: PD-M545 and PD-M526 clipless pedals

Head Parts: HP-M741 (1 1/8") only size available

Chain: CN-HG92: 9 speed compatible

Brake Levers: BL-M755 lever for hydraulic disc brake or BL-M739-S for V brakes

Brakes:  BR-M755 hydraulic disc brake caliper or BR-M750 V brakes with cartridge pads, reinforced parallel link, SM-RT75 stainless steel disc brake rotor

Other: no seat post, SQ-M730 seat quick release, DF-M730 deflector

 

1983   1984   1985   1986   1987   1988   1989   1990   1991   1992   1993   1994   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005

 

XTR : New PD-M959 SPD clipless pedal

Rear Derailleur: Rapid Rise RD-M953-GS (mid cage) and RD-M953-SGS (long cage) as well as the regular RD-M952 GS (mid cage) and RD-M952 SGS (long cage),  9 speed STI compatible

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M952 for V brake, 9 speed compatible, OGD

Shift Lever: SL-M952 STI pods without brake levers 9 speed with OGD, SL-SS95 remote shifter (bar end mounted redundant shift mechanism)

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M952 Hyperdrive C spider-less hollow forged arms and BB-M950 or BB-M952(splined sealed cartridge type), available in 24/34/46, 165/167.5/170/172.5/175/177.5/180 lengths, cups available in English (68/73 x 112.5 or 116) threading also available is the 5 arm FC-M952-5 in 26/36/48 also the FC-M952 DH crank with single ring in  46/48/50/52/54 tooth

Free hub: FH-M950 and HB-M950 (front), more square shape compared to the older hourglass shape, 8/9 speed compatible,   OLD rear 135, 28, 32 or 36 hole rear and  28,32 or 36 hole front

Cassette:CS-M953, 9 speed 4 Ti cogs

Wheels:  WH-M959, cross-over spoke lacing, side wall spoke mounting, disc only

Front derailleur: FD-M952, and FD-M952-E (bracket type) with differential plate and top swing link, FD-M953 without top swing action or differential plate action

Pedals: New PD-M959 SPD clipless pedal

Head Parts: no XTR headset

Chain: CN-7701 9 speed Dura Ace chain

Brake Levers: BL-M950 for V brake

Brakes:  BR-M951 V brake (linear pull)  with cartridge XTR pads, reinforced parallel link

Other: SP-M910 26.8/27.0/27.2 in 330 length, SQ-M900 seat quick release

Deore XT :  New DH (8" rotor) disc brake, new disc brake hubs

Rear Derailleur:  RD-M750 GS (mid cage) and RD-M750 SGS (long cage) , STI compatible 9 speed SIS compatible

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M750 for V brakes, 9 speed, Optical Gear Display, Servo Wave

Shift Levers:  SL-M750, 9 speed Rapid Fire Plus pods (OGD) 

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M751,  BB-ES70 or BB-ES70E for E plate derailleur (sealed cartridge type), available in 4 arm with 22/32/44 rings, 165/167.5/170/172.5/175/180 lengths, cups available in English (68/70/73 x 107/110.5/113) threading, forged hollow crank arms

Free hub: FH-M750 , 8/9 speed compatible,  OLD rear  135, 32 or 36 hole rear, Parallax design with a larger hub body, new quick release design, FB-M756 (L for black and S for Silver) for disc brake

Front hub: HB-M750, Parallax design with standard 9 mm steel axle  , HB-M751  Parallax design with 11 mm aluminum axle, FH-M756 (L for black and S for Silver) for disc brake

Cassette:CS-M750 cassette sprockets, 9 speed Hyperglide, aluminum carrier design

Wheels: WH-M575 Disc, cross-over spoke lacing, side wall spoke mounting, disc or V brake compatible

Front derailleur: FD-M750 or FD-M750 E (E plate style) (top swing) or FD-M751 without top swing mechanism

Pedals: PD-M545 and PD-M646 clipless pedals

Head Parts: HP-M741 (1 1/8") only size available

Chain: CN-HG93: 9 speed compatible

Brake Levers: BL-M755 lever for hydraulic disc brake or BL-M739-S for V brakes

Brakes:  BR-M755 hydraulic disc brake caliper or BR-M750 V brakes with cartridge pads, reinforced parallel link, SM-RT75 and SM-RT75-DH (8" rotor) stainless steel disc brake rotor

Other: no seat post, SQ-M730 seat quick release, DF-M730 deflector

 

1983   1984   1985   1986   1987   1988   1989   1990   1991   1992   1993   1994   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005

 

XTR : All new XTR, Hollowtech II crank arms (2 piece design), first XTR disc brake with lock ring rotor, Dual Control Shift levers (brakes and shifters controlled by a single lever per side), new shiny gray finish

Rear Derailleur: Rapid Rise (low normal)  RD-M960-GS (mid cage) and RD-M960-SGS (long cage),  9 speed STI compatible

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M960 dual control for V brakes and ST-M965 dual control for hydraulic disc brakes

Shift Lever: no separate shifters are offered since they are integrated with the brake lever

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M960, Hollowtech II (2 piece design, integrated bottom bracket), Compact Hyperdrive chain rings, wide bearing placement 22 or 24/32/44

Free hub: FH-M965 for center lock disc brakes and HB-M960 for V brakes, both available in 24/28/32/36 holes

Front Hub: HB-M965 for center lock disc brake or HB-M960 for V brakes, both available in 24/28/32/36 holes

Cassette:CS-M960, 9 speed 4 Ti cogs, 6 largest sprocket are bolted to the carrier

Wheels:  WH-M965, cross-over spoke lacing, side wall spoke mounting, center lock disc only, tubeless compatible

Front derailleur: FD-M960, and FD-M960-E (bracket type) dual pull design (top or bottom route cable)  and top swing link, FD-M961 down swing model

Pedals: PD-M959 SPD clipless pedal

Head Parts: no XTR headset

Chain: CN-7701 9 speed Dura Ace chain

Brake Levers: no separate brake levers

Brakes:  BR-M965 (IS mount) or BR966 (post mount) hydraulic disc brake, mono-body with dual opposed pistons, center lock rotor designBR-M960V brake (linear pull) with cartridge XTR pads, reinforced parallel link, SM-RT96 rotor, SM-BH96 brake hose

Other: no seat post shown

Deore XT :  New FC-M752 crank set and BB-ES71 bottom bracket

Rear Derailleur:  RD-M750 GS (mid cage) and RD-M750 SGS (long cage) , STI compatible 9 speed SIS compatible

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M750 for V brakes, 9 speed, Optical Gear Display, Servo Wave

Shift Levers:  SL-M750, 9 speed Rapid Fire Plus pods (OGD) 

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M752,  BB-ES71 or BB-ES71E for E plate derailleur (sealed cartridge type), available in 4 arm with 22/32/44 rings, 165/170/172.5/175/180 lengths, cups available in English (68/70/73 x 113/118) threading, forged hollow crank arms, new see through hollow bottom brackets also FC-M752-K that is chain case compatible

Free hub: FH-M750 , 8/9 speed compatible,  OLD rear  135, 32 or 36 hole rear, Parallax design with a larger hub body, new quick release design, FB-M756 (L for black and S for Silver) for disc brake

Front hub: HB-M752, Parallax design with standard 9 mm steel axle  , HB-M753  Parallax design with 11 mm aluminum axle, FH-M756 (L for black and S for Silver) for disc brake

Cassette:CS-M750 cassette sprockets, 9 speed Hyperglide, aluminum carrier design

Wheels: WH-M575 Disc, cross-over spoke lacing, side wall spoke mounting, disc or V brake compatible

Front derailleur: FD-M750 or FD-M750 E (E plate style) (top swing) or FD-M751 without top swing mechanism

Pedals: PD-M545 and PD-M646 clipless pedals

Head Parts: HP-M741 (1 1/8") only size available

Chain: CN-HG93: 9 speed compatible

Brake Levers: New BL-M756 hydraulic lever for use with 6" rotors and still use theBL-M755 lever for hydraulic disc brake with 8" rotor or BL-M739-S for V brakes

Brakes:  BR-M755 hydraulic disc brake caliper or BR-M750 V brakes with cartridge pads, reinforced parallel link, SM-RT75 and SM-RT75-DH (8" rotor) stainless steel disc brake rotor

Other: no seat post, SQ-M730 seat quick release, DF-M730 deflector

 

1983   1984   1985   1986   1987   1988   1989   1990   1991   1992   1993   1994   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005

 

XTR : XTR, Hollowtech II crank arms (2 piece design), first XTR disc brake with lock ring rotor, Dual Control Shift levers (brakes and shifters controlled by a single lever per side), new shiny gray finish

Rear Derailleur: Rapid Rise (low normal)  RD-M960-GS (mid cage) and RD-M960-SGS (long cage),  9 speed STI compatible

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M960 dual control for V brakes and ST-M965 dual control for hydraulic disc brakes

Shift Lever:SL-M952 Rapid Fire Plus separate shifters are still available

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M960, Hollowtech II (2 piece design, integrated bottom bracket), Compact Hyperdrive chain rings, wide bearing placement 22 or 24/32/44, 165, 167.5, 170, 172.5, 175, 177.5 or 180mm arms

Free hub: FH-M965 for center lock disc brakes and HB-M960 for V brakes, both available in 28/32/36 holes

Front Hub: HB-M965 for center lock disc brake or HB-M960 for V brakes, both available in 24/28/32/36 holes

Cassette:CS-M960, 9 speed 4 Ti cogs, 6 largest sprocket are bolted to the carrier 11/32, 11/34 or 12/34

Wheels:  WH-M965, cross-over spoke lacing, side wall spoke mounting, center lock disc only, tubeless compatible

Front derailleur: FD-M960, and FD-M960-E (bracket type) dual pull design (top or bottom route cable)  and top swing link, FD-M961 down swing model Both derailleurs are available in a 34.9mm clamp and a 31.8mm clamp with a shim for 28.6mm)

Pedals: PD-M959 SPD clipless pedal

Head Parts: no XTR headset

Chain: CN-7701 9 speed Dura Ace chain

Brake Levers: BL-M950 V brake levers are still available

Brakes:  BR-M965 (IS mount) or BR966 (post mount) hydraulic disc brake, mono-body with dual opposed pistons, center lock rotor design BR-M960V brake (linear pull) with cartridge XTR pads, reinforced parallel link, SM-RT96 rotor, SM-BH96 brake hose

Other: no seat post shown

Deore XT :  new group uses more of the technology that was introduced on the previous generation XTR components

Rear Derailleur:  RD-M760 GS (mid cage) and RD-M750 SGS (long cage) , STI compatible 9 speed SIS compatible, Low Normal type

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M760 for V brakes, ST-M965 for hydraulic disc brakes, dual control style 3 x 9 shifters   

Shift Levers:  no separate shift levers

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M760, Hollowtech II integrated bottom bracket with outboard bearings, 22/32/44 chain rings with 165, 170, 175 or 180mm arms  FC-M761 same as 760 except chain case compatible with 26/36/48 rings

Free hub: FH-M760 , 8/9 speed compatible,  OLD rear  135, 32 or 36 hole rear (available in silver or black), rubber cap for Center Lock, FH-M765  for Center Lock disc brake, 32/36 hole in silver or black

Front hub: HB-M760, 32/36 hole in silver or black , HB-M765  Center Lock for disc brake, 32 or 36 hole in black or silver

Cassette:CS-M760 cassette sprockets, 9 speed Hyperglide, aluminum carrier design, 11/32 or 11/34

Wheels: WH-M765 Disc for Center Lock disc brakes, cross-over spoke lacing, side wall spoke mounting, similar to XTR wheels with less expensive materials  or use WH-M575 Disc, cross-over spoke lacing, side wall spoke mounting, disc or V brake compatible )uses IS standard disc mounting)

Front derailleur: all derailleurs are multi pull (bottom or top pull) FD-M760 or FD-M760 E (E plate style) (top swing) or FD-M761 with down swing mechanism, clamp type derailleurs come with 34.9mm clamp with shims for 31.8mm and 28.6mm seat tubes

Pedals: PD-M540 and PD-M959clipless pedals can be used

Head Parts: None

Chain: CN-HG93: 9 speed compatible

Brake Levers: BL-M756 for use with disc brake,  BL-M739-S for V brakes

Brakes:  BR-M765 hydraulic disc brake caliper or BR-M760 V brakes with cartridge pads, reinforced parallel link, SM-RT77 and SM-RT77-L (8" rotor) stainless steel disc brake rotor, Center Lock style

Other:

Saint :  partial component group, oriented towards the hardcore or freeride crowd

Rear Derailleur:  RD-M800 GS (mid cage), RD-M800 SS (short cage) and RD-M800 SGS (long cage) , STI compatible 9 speed SIS compatible, Low Normal type, mounts to axle for strength (also listed for BMX style drop out)

Rapid Fire Shifters: use parts from other group   

Shift Levers:  use parts from other groups

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M800, Hollowtech II integrated bottom bracket with outboard bearings, available in 170 or 175mm arms with single 34/38/42/46 tooth ring or 22/32 rings and bash guard or 22/32/44 rings

Free hub: FH-M800 , 8/9 speed compatible,  OLD rear  135, 32 or 36 hole rear, Center Lock, through axle style, uses axle-mount derailleur

Front hub: HB-M800, 32/36 hole, Center Lock for disc brake, uses 20mm through axle

Cassette: use parts from other groups

Wheels: use parts from other groups

Front derailleur: use parts from other groups

Pedals: use parts from other groups

Head Parts: None

Chain: use parts from other groups

Brake Levers: use parts from other groups

Brakes:  BR-M800 hydraulic disc brake caliper, mono body style, opposed 2 piston caliper,  SM-RT80S and SM-RT80 (8" rotor) stainless steel disc brake rotor, Center Lock style

 

1983   1984   1985   1986   1987   1988   1989   1990   1991   1992   1993   1994   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005

 

New LX component group with trickle down technology and the new Hone group (lesser price version of Saint)

XTR : XTR, Hollowtech II crank arms (2 piece design), first XTR disc brake with lock ring rotor, Dual Control Shift levers (brakes and shifters controlled by a single lever per side), new shiny gray finish

Rear Derailleur: Rapid Rise (low normal)  RD-M960-GS (mid cage) and RD-M960-SGS (long cage),  9 speed STI compatible

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M960 dual control for V brakes and ST-M965 dual control for hydraulic disc brakes

Shift Lever: SL-M952 Rapid Fire Plus separate shifters are still available

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M960, Hollowtech II (2 piece design, integrated bottom bracket), Compact Hyperdrive chain rings, wide bearing placement 22 or 24/32/44, 165, 167.5, 170, 172.5, 175, 177.5 or 180mm arms

Free hub: FH-M965 for center lock disc brakes and HB-M960 for V brakes, both available in 28/32/36 holes

Front Hub: HB-M965 for center lock disc brake or HB-M960 for V brakes, both available in 24/28/32/36 holes

Cassette:CS-M960, 9 speed 4 Ti cogs, 6 largest sprocket are bolted to the carrier 11/32, 11/34 or 12/34

Wheels:  WH-M965, cross-over spoke lacing, side wall spoke mounting, center lock disc only, tubeless compatible

Front derailleur: FD-M960, and FD-M960-E (bracket type) dual pull design (top or bottom route cable)  and top swing link, FD-M961 down swing model Both derailleurs are available in a 34.9mm clamp and a 31.8mm clamp with a shim for 28.6mm)

Pedals: PD-M959 SPD clipless pedal

Head Parts: no XTR headset

Chain: CN-7701 9 speed Dura Ace chain

Brake Levers: BL-M950 V brake levers are still available

Brakes:  BR-M965 (IS mount) or BR966 (post mount) hydraulic disc brake, mono-body with dual opposed pistons, center lock rotor design BR-M960V brake (linear pull) with cartridge XTR pads, reinforced parallel link, SM-RT96 rotor, SM-BH96 brake hose

Other: no seat post shown

Deore XT :

Rear Derailleur:  RD-M760 GS (mid cage) and RD-M750 SGS (long cage) , STI compatible 9 speed SIS compatible, Low Normal type

Rapid Fire Shifters: ST-M760 for V brakes, ST-M965 for hydraulic disc brakes, dual control style 3 x 9 shifters   

Shift Levers:  new SL-M751 Rapid Fire Plus shifter with Shimano logos

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M760, Hollowtech II integrated bottom bracket with outboard bearings, 22/32/44 chain rings with 165, 170, 175 or 180mm arms  FC-M761 same as 760 except chain case compatible with 26/36/48 rings

Free hub: FH-M760 , 8/9 speed compatible,  OLD rear  135, 32 or 36 hole rear (available in silver or black), rubber cap for Center Lock, FH-M765  for Center Lock disc brake, 32/36 hole in silver or black

Front hub: HB-M760, 32/36 hole in silver or black  , HB-M765  Center Lock for disc brake, 32 or 36 hole in black or silver

Cassette:CS-M760 cassette sprockets, 9 speed Hyperglide, aluminum carrier design, 11/32 or 11/34

Wheels: WH-M765 Disc for Center Lock disc brakes, cross-over spoke lacing, side wall spoke mounting, similar to XTR wheels with less expensive materials  or use WH-M575 Disc, cross-over spoke lacing, side wall spoke mounting, disc or V brake compatible )uses IS standard disc mounting)

Front derailleur: all derailleurs are multi pull (bottom or top pull) FD-M760 or FD-M760 E (E plate style) (top swing) or FD-M761 with down swing mechanism, clamp type derailleurs come with 34.9mm clamp with shims for 31.8mm and 28.6mm seat tubes

Pedals: PD-M540 and PD-M959clipless pedals can be used

Head Parts: None

Chain: CN-HG93: 9 speed compatible

Brake Levers: BL-M756 for use with disc brake

Brakes:  BR-M765 hydraulic disc brake caliper or BR-M760 V brakes with cartridge pads, reinforced parallel link, SM-RT77 and SM-RT77-L (8" rotor) stainless steel disc brake rotor, Center Lock style

Other:

Saint :  partial component group, oriented towards the hardcore or freeride crowd

Rear Derailleur:  RD-M800 GS (mid cage), RD-M800 SS (short cage) and RD-M800 SGS (long cage) , STI compatible 9 speed SIS compatible, Low Normal type, mounts to axle for strength (all for 153mm O.L.D.) and NEW RD-M805 which has the same options as above but for 150mm O.L.D.

Rapid Fire Shifters:  New ST-M800 dual control lever for hydraulic disc brakes

Shift Levers:  New SL-M751 Rapid Fire Plus shifter pods

Front Chain ring and Bottom Bracket:  FC-M800, Hollowtech II integrated bottom bracket with outboard bearings, available in 170 or 175mm arms with single 34/38/42/46 tooth ring or 22/32 rings and bash guard or 22/32/44 rings (all for 68/73 mm bottom bracket shells) New FC-M805 cranks which are the same as above except for 83mm bottom bracket shells

Free hub: FH-M800 , 8/9 speed compatible,  OLD rear  135, 32 or 36 hole rear, Center Lock, through axle style, uses axle-mount derailleur, NEW FH-M805 for 150mm O.L.D.

Front hub: HB-M800, 32/36 hole, Center Lock for disc brake, uses 20mm through axle

Cassette: use parts from other groups

Wheels: use parts from other groups

Front derailleur: New FD-M805, top swing, dual pull, multi clamp and FD-M806 down swing, dual pull multi clamp (all for 150mm O.L.D.)

Pedals: use parts from other groups

Head Parts: None

Chain: use parts from other groups

Brake Levers: use parts from other groups

Brakes:  BR-M800 hydraulic disc brake caliper, mono body style, opposed 2 piston caliper,  SM-RT80S and SM-RT80 (8" rotor) stainless steel disc brake rotor, Center Lock style

 

 

Shimano Production Dates

 

Shimano uses a two digit code to track the date of manufacture.  The first letter is the year and the second digit will be the month (EI would be September of 1980).  Generally, the code is fairly easy to spot but is usually on the "back side" of the part. 

Shimano Year Code

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Shimano Month Code

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