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Shimano DEORE 12-speed groupset

Shimano has just announced their new 12-speed DEORE groupset. The new 12-speed Deore groupset aims to offer “stellar abilities and performance at a price point which is hard to beat”.

The Deore groupset joins an already proven 12-Speed range. The range now consists of XTR, XT, SLX and now DEORE.


The DEORE groupset features a single chainring as part of it’s 1×12 drivetrain. They are using their Micro Spline hub which allows for a massive 10-51 gear ratio in an all-steel cassette.

Shimano have improved on their derailleur clutch to improve chain retention with the Dynamic Chain Engagement+.


The DEORE brakes are available in either four or two-piston calliper configurations. This allows you to choose the best braking performance for your ride style and type of trails you ride.

The construction of the levers has been improved and made more rigid to follow their higher-end groupsets. Shimano has also used its Servo Wave technology for quicker pad engagement.

You can check out our other product announcements here and can read some of our product reviews here.

What do you think of Shimano’s new entry-level 12-speed groupset? Do you prefer Shimano to SRAM? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Will Brett-Atkin

Will Brett-Atkin

Will (@willbrettbikes) is the founder and creator of One Track Mind Mag. He is an award-winning Digital Product Designer and has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world. When not behind a computer screen Will likes to be out in nature riding natural trails with friends. He also likes to dabble in a bit of Enduro racing and has had some great results racing in the UK

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