12 Speed for the Masses - Shimano Deore Has Landed

Date May 7, 2020

Shimano's 12 speed entry level groupset has arrived, carrying with it much of what consumers love about the higher-priced XTR and XT lineups, but at a more affordable price point. Also of note is the new Deore-level rear hubs, which now come with a Microspline freehub, ensuring compatibility with the entire Shimano mountain cassette lineup. Read on for all the details, including a pricing breakdown in USD.

New SHIMANO DEORE components deliver a new level of premium performance to the value category by bringing hallmark elite mountain bike technologies to a new price level. SHIMANO DEORE M6100 is a no-compromise component group, offering a full 510% gear range and all of Shimano’s top 12-speed technological innovations first introduced with XTR M9100.

SHIMANO DEORE M6100 packs Shimano’s pinnacle 12-speed mountain bike technologies: wide range 10-51T cassette, HYPERGLIDE+ technology, I-SPEC EV, Direct- Mount chainrings, extended inner-link plate chain, and MICRO SPLINE FREEHUB design.

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SHIMANO DEORE M6100: 12-Speed Trickle Down Technology

Delivering SHIMANO’s premium technology and shifting performance, the new SHIMANO DEORE M6100 drivetrain delivers more efficient shifting up and down the cassette with HYPERGLIDE+ technology. The MICRO SPLINE FREEHUB design delivers a durable construction that works seamlessly with the system’s new 10T small cog. Adding to SHIMANO DEORE’s performance package is Shimano’s DYNAMIC CHAIN ENGAGEMENT+ that provides stronger chain retention and smoother pedalling. All of this wrapped in a powerful package with stylish details, including colour-shifting logos that change hues with light angles.

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FC-M6100 12-Speed Cranksets

  • Direct Mount chain ring
  • 2-piece crankset construction
  • Single front chainring only
  • Chainring options: 30, 32T
  • Crank arm length options: 170, 175mm

CS-M6100-12 Wide Range Cassette

  • New HYPERGLIDE+ shift technology
  • 10-51T (510%) gear range
  • MICRO SPLINE interface
  • All steel cogs
  • Designed for single front chainring setup
  • 10-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-33-39-45-51T
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RD-M6100-SGS Rear Derailleur for 1x12 Setup

  • Fast and precise shifting
  • 13T pulley
  • For single front chainring setup
  • 51T max cog size
  • SHIMANO SHADOW RD+ technology

SL-M6100-IR and SL-M6100-R - Right Shift Levers

  • RAPIDFIRE PLUS shifting
  • 2-WAY RELEASE with push and pull movements
  • Available in two models: SL-M6100-IR–I-SPECEV or SL-M6100-R–BandClamp
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BL-M6100 Brake Levers

  • One SHIMANO DEORE brake lever for both 2-piston and 4-piston brake callipers
  • Quick brake engagement with shorter free stroke
  • Optimized lever axle position and refined ergonomics
  • I-SPEC EV compatible

BR-M6100 – Efficient 2-piston brake calliper

  • Excellent brake control
  • Compatible with SHIMANO ICE TECHNOLOGIES brake pads
  • Inboard hose routing for clean setup

BR-M6120 – Powerful, 4-piston brake caliper

  • Powerful brake design
  • 4-piston hydraulic brake caliper
  • Inboard hose routing for clean setup
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SHIMANO Series 12-Speed Hubs

Rounding out the SHIMANO DEORE 12-speed system is a value-priced hub set. The non-series MICRO SPLINE MT410 hubs deliver simple setup and reliable trail performance. The radial cartridge bearings are a first for SHIMANO, offering 12-speed hub options in 142 and 148mm O.L.D. spec at the value level.

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2 years, 3 months ago
+1 Pete Roggeman

This is the kind of trickle-down phenomenon I can get into. Nice work, Shimano.


2 years, 3 months ago

I'm pretty happy with my 10 speed Shimano set up but it's nice to see there is a wallet friendly option if the need to upgrade to 12 speed ever arose.


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