ARI Shimano 11 speed 48t cassette adapter for XT / XTR




ARI Shimano XT 11 speed 48t cassette adapter black

As Shimano’s 11-46t wide range cassettes become available, more aftermarket companies are offering solutions for the existing 40/42t cassettes. Switching to a 1x drivetrain has a number of advantages, but most mortals still need a wide range with a large bail out gear. Although not quite as big as the  OneUp Shark 50t adapter, Ari is stepping in with a 48t cassette adapter of their own. Following in the footsteps of their other products, the new 48t is made in Italy and available in three colors.

ARI Shimano XT XTR 11x42 48t cassette adapter

Similar with other cassette adapters, the Ari 48t cog works by removing one of the smaller gears from the cassette and installing the remaining cassette over the adapter. That means removing either the 15, 17, or 19t cog – or you could remove both the 17 and 19t and replace them with Ari’s 18t replacement cog for more even jumps up high.

ARI Shimano 11 speed 48t XTR cassette adapter

The 7075 T6 aluminum adapters are offered in 13 colors and are available in models to fit the XTR M9000 11-40t, the XT M8000 11-40t, or the XT M8000 11-42t cassettes. Each cassette has a specific adapter for the best shifting and a claimed weight of 122g. Available now, outside of Italy the adapters will run €75 plus shipping costs.

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Shimano XT Di2 M8050 Mountain Bike Groupset Is Here w/ Wireless debut for all Di2!

Shimano XT Di2 groupset



Similar to how Shimano Di2 trickled down on the road, it now brings electronic shifting down to the a more affordable level for your mountain bike. And, just as Ultegra Di2 ushered in the new E-Tube and other technologies that improved upon the original, so too does the new XT Di2 M8050 groupset which brings a host of impressive new tech and features to their battery powered groups.

Shimano’s road product manager Dave Lawrence,  was on hand to describe how the new XT Di2 will improve the entire Di2 family. “We looked at electronic shifting and how that would change the ride experience. What we found was we could offer incredibly precise shifting. And the ergonomics were fantastic, too. Then we moved it into triathlon, but when we started using it in cyclocross is when it really took off. You had this precise shifting in the worst possible conditions.”

From there, it trickled down to Ultegra and a switch to their plug-and-play E-tube connections. That made remote shifters possible and really brought electronic shifting to the masses. Also the Dura Ace version put their electronic shifting below the weight of a mechanical group for the first time. All of these improvements then trickled down again to Ultegra, and then they took Di2 to their Alfine, Nexus and Steps pavement groups.

XT Di2

From there, it all combined to create the first digital mountain bike system, XTR Di2. And why did they do that?

“Di2 leaves behind some of the restrictions imposed by mechanical systems,” added Matt Robertson, Shimano’s mountain bike product manager. “Things like using cables to pull something and how to route the cables to make it work correctly. And it opened up new opportunities to combine shift and suspension functions operating off the same battery. Di2 improves rider momentum and efficiency, and it allows the drivetrain to react at the speed that you are reacting to your surroundings. Rider input leads to instant reaction from the bike. In short, Di2 lets people build a better mountain bike.”

That’s all well and good, but XTR Di2’s price put it outside the realm of most enthusiasts. The new XT Di2 will be more accessible, with a complete group price starting around $1,368 for a 1×11 setup, including brakes. It’ll also have better ergonomics, and it introduces all new wireless setup and data transmission features.

Shimano XT Di2 SW-M8050-R trigger shifter

XT Di2 still gets the independent adjustment of each button’s extension toward the grip. The bottom pad is a little larger than XTR, and the top pad is a little longer, making them easier to hit. XT’s button pads are also flatter, and felt much better. Two cost saving measures were limiting the number of clicks and using steel rather than titanium. XT’s levers have a single-click rather than XTR’s two-click design. They found that it simplified it a bit, and with Multi-Shift, the second click wasn’t as necessary as most riders quickly learned how long they needed to hold a lever down to shift a specific number of cogs.

Shimano XT Di2 RD-M8050 Rear Derailleur

The M8050 rear derailleur is Direct Mount compatible. Materials make up much of the rest of the cost savings. Functionally the units are the same as XTR Di2, and parts are interchangeable between the groups. In fact, while folks have been doing it for a while, Shimano’s finally starting to talk about using road Di2 drop bar shifters with mountain Di2 derailleurs (or vice versa). There were lots of NAHBS bikes doing just that, but until very recently, Shimano hasn’t really endorsed or even discussed such mashups. You’ll still need to use both front and rear mountain or front and rear road derailleurs, you can’t mix one from road and mountain on the same bike.

 

 

Shimano XT FC-M8000 1x11 crankset 2016

 

Non electrical groupset parts (cranks, brakes, cassette, chain, and pedals) all carry over from the recently updated XT 8000. They offer an 11-46 cassette for 1×11 systems, and either 11-40 or 11-42 cassettes for 2×11 systems. The chainrings carry over, too, but a new +/- tooth profile is coming soon, which is basically their version of a narrow wide.

 

Perhaps the biggest news to come out of the XT Di2 introduction is their new dual-band Bluetooth and ANT communication. Bluetooth compatibility now lets you set up, tune and change the shifting and functions with your smartphone or tablet. Available for iOS and Android, the E-tube app will let you customize and update the system on both smartphone and tablet, and the tablet app adds Error Check and Preset programs. Those last two are aimed more at bike shops than riders, but they’re there for all to use. You can also still do it with their E-tube PC software, too.

That dual transmitter will be built into the XT system information display, and a new dual transmission D-Fly that’ll add wireless updates to both road and mountain bike groups. XTR will soon get a new display, too.

The ANT signal is ANT Private, not ANT+, meaning it’s transmitting a closed protocol that carries gear data directly to an approved third party cycling computer (Garmin, Magellan, Wahoo and Pioneer are partners so far). So, you could choose to have a compatible computer show you that data if you choose not to use the Di2 display (or you’re using it on a road group that has no display).

 

Shimano XT di2 electronic wireless shifting

The trick to making all of that communication work is that you’ll also need either the new BT-DN110 battery or BM-DN100 battery mount. Both contain the brains that allow those smart functions that make the wireless display work. So if you wanted to add wireless function to an existing XTR group, you’ll need to upgrade to either the new battery or new battery mount. The new battery will replace the original battery, so going forward you should see OEM spec using the new one.

A new battery was necessary because they couldn’t fit any more memory into the original E-tube unit. As electronics continue to shrink, they could fit the necessary transistors and what not into the same size package to add functionality while maintaining the same level of battery power. So, the new battery is the same size as the old one, it just does more.

To recap, all of that new wireless communication will soon be available on all Di2 groups, road and mountain. Now that we’ve covered the new wireless setup, let’s jump back to the shifters. The XT shifters, through the app, can be set to control a Fox iCTD-equipped fork and/or shock.  So, using Shimano’s Synchro-Shift to automatically shift the front derailleur as you move up and down the cassette means you can use the left hand shifter to cycle through Open, Medium and Firm settings on your suspension. Or, what we think would be cool, is you could set the larger, lower thumb paddles to do downshifts on the left and upshifts on the right, then program the smaller top paddles to cycle the suspension settings.

The app will make it all incredibly easy thanks to a graphical interface and check box settings. Very cool, and very user friendly.

PRICING & WEIGHTS

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Sram XG-1295 Eagle X01 10-52t Cassette 12-speed

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SRAM XG-1295 Eagle Cassette

MSRP*
USD: $360
Euro: €392
Euro MSRP includes VAT

Actual weight: 300g

 

FREEDOM

LOL.. this is incredible, take a quick look at the new X-DOME Eagle cogset. As the argument in favor of a mountain bike front derailleur is now officially dead. Designed for use with SRAM’s proven, reliable XD driver body, this 12-speed, 10- to 50-tooth design offers an optimal 500-percent gear range at a considerably lighter weight than 2x systems. XG-1295 carries with it the X-DOME architecture, which, independent tests have concluded, yields the strongest on the market. New shifting characteristics improve both, inboard and outboard shifting, as well as chain retention.

  • SRAM’s manufacturing technology provides the greatest durability and lightest weight.
  • All-new cassette shifting features create a smoother, quieter system with enhanced inboard and outboard shift performance.
  • XD driver body compatible.
  • 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 24, 28, 32, 36, 42, 50

 

$360.00

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Cassette Specs

TECHNOLOGY HIGHLIGHT(S) X-DOME, XD driver body, X-GLIDE 2
MATERIAL Same as XX1, the Eagle is machined cromoly 11t cog cluster with aluminum 50t cog
GEAR RATIOS 10-50t
SPEEDS 12
COLORS Gold
RECOMMENDED CHAIN Eagle chain
RECOMMENDED GROUP X01/XX1 Eagle
COGS 10-50t: 10t, 12t, 14t, 16t, 18t, 21t, 24t, 28t, 32t, 36t, 42t, 50t
OTHER Cogs on cluster: 11
COMPATIBILITY 12-speed XD driver body compatible
RETAIL AVAILABILITY Now

 

SRAM XG-1299 Eagle XX1 10-50t Cassette Wow!

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SRAM XG-1299 Eagle Cassette

MSRP*
USD: $420
Euro: €458
Euro MSRP includes VAT

Actual weight: 360g

 

FREEDOM

LOL.. this is incredible, take a quick look at the new X-DOME Eagle cogset. As the argument in favor of a mountain bike front derailleur is now officially dead. Designed for use with SRAM’s proven, reliable XD driver body, this 12-speed, 10- to 50-tooth design offers an optimal 500-percent gear range at a considerably lighter weight than 2x systems. XG-1299 carries with it the X-DOME architecture, which, independent tests have concluded, yields the strongest on the market. New shifting characteristics improve both, inboard and outboard shifting, as well as chain retention.

  • SRAM’s manufacturing technology provides the greatest durability and lightest weight.
  • All-new cassette shifting features create a smoother, quieter system with enhanced inboard and outboard shift performance.
  • XD driver body compatible.
  • 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 24, 28, 32, 36, 42, 50

 

$420.00

Purchase at Jensonusa

 


Cassette Specs

TECHNOLOGY HIGHLIGHT(S) X-DOME, XD driver body, X-GLIDE 2
MATERIAL Same as XX1, the Eagle is machined cromoly 11t cog cluster with aluminum 50t cog
GEAR RATIOS 10-50t
SPEEDS 12
COLORS Gold
RECOMMENDED CHAIN Eagle chain
RECOMMENDED GROUP XX1 Eagle
COGS 10-50t: 10t, 12t, 14t, 16t, 18t, 21t, 24t, 28t, 32t, 36t, 42t, 50t
OTHER Cogs on cluster: 11
COMPATIBILITY 12-speed XD driver body compatible
RETAIL AVAILABILITY June 2016

Leonardi General Lee 11S 9-42T Cassette



 

 

Leonardi General Lee 9-42t 11 speed Cassette

General Lee 11S 9-42T Cassette

 

 

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First making a mark on the world of cassettes with the Leonardi General L adapter, they are back at it. This time though, they are changing gears into a full blown wide range General cassette. Where the General Lee was made to make a standard 10 speed cassette into a wide range set of gears, the new Lee 11S takes advantage of existing 11 speed componentry but with a new spread of gears that claims to result in better cadences for existing 1×11 drivetrains.

Leonardi General Lee 11S 9-42T Cassette

Relying on the SRAM XD freehub body design (no Shimano spline available), they were able to cram an even smaller 9t cog on the cassette while the low gears top out at 42t. Compared to the SRAM spread of 10 – 12 – 14 – 16 – 18 – 21 – 24 – 28 – 32 – 36 – 42, the General offers an even wider spread of gears with a 9 – 11 – 13 – 15 – 17 – 20 – 23 – 27 – 31 – 36 – 42.

The 11s is constructed using a combination of CNC machined cogs, the The two halve are then assembled with 12 pins. Available now, the cassette is priced at €359 (~$401). Riders in Spain and Italy can purchase the General through official stores, while the rest of the world can order on through sales@factory.es.

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// Specs
Material – largest 3 cogs are made from 7075-T6 aluminum, while the smaller 8 are machined from stainless steel.
General Color – Matte Black alloy upper with stainless lower shown above.

Weight – 312g for complete setup.

Size – 9x42t
Manufacture – Leonardi Factory
Model Name – General Lee

 



 

 

Interloc Racing Design 11-42 Wide Range Cassette

IRD Interlock Racing designs 11-42 mountain-bike cassette

11-42 Wide Range Cassette

 

The wide range mountain bike cassette options just keep coming, bringing more choices at more price points, and now we have a number of options from IRD, including this 11-42 and an 11-40 topping the spread. It’s compatible with standard SRAM and Shimano SGS speed rear derailleurs, and they’ve got options for both 10-speed and 11-speed. That means less expensive upgrades as long as your rear wheel’s freehub body will fit an 11-speed cassette if you’re going for the extra cog. Otherwise, the 10-speed versions make for an easy 1×10 conversion without losing too much range.

 

They also make an 11-36 cassette as well, while prices are around $160 or less. Weights will vary from about 300g to 450g depending on size. While they all utilize nickel chrome plated cogs with an alloy spider, which means a big extra weight but improved durability on the largest cogs compared to the alloy versions on so many other brands.

 

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Shimano XTR CS-M9000 11-speed Cassette

 

Shimano XTR CS-M9000 11-Speed Cassette

Shimano XTR CS-M9000 11-Speed Cassette

 

 

 

$349.00

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Details:
Optimum Use
MTB
weight
331g

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The Crown Of Jewels.

The rear derailleur is the 1rst place most eyes dart when scoping out a new ride. It’s key to what signals to the world the machine’s degree of mechanical supremacy. Which is where Shimano’s tried and XTR setup comes into the picture. For 2015 the all-new CS-M9000 Cassette, makes it obvious as the key ingredient for a serious drivetrain.

Similar to the rest of the new XTR 9000-series parts, they have refined everything from tip-to-tail. The original model already had a The cassette features an intricate, computer-designed layout of its teeth and shift gates, because they understand that smooth shifting is key to maintaining your rhythm on the trail. Four separate carbon fiber carriers support 11 nickel-plated cogs spread between 11 and 40 teeth. While the XTR employs the 35, 31, 27, 24, 21, and 19 cogs are made of titanium to reduce weight and increase durability, and all 11 cogs are heavily machined and drilled to minimize grams without compromising rigidity.

This Rear Cassette comes in the 11-speed version and is designed specifically for use with the new RD-M9000 11-speed rear derailleur and SIL-TEC chain. The Cassette also gears from 11-40 teeth.

Specs

XTR Material:
[11, 13, 15, 17, 40] steel, [19, 21, 24, 27, 31, 35] titanium
Speeds:
11
Capacity:
40 t
Shimano Warranty:
3 years