With Shimano's XTR M9100 drivetrain comes the evolution of their Hyperglide+ technology, which now includes the addition of down-shift ramps on the cassette. Hyperglide+ tech is also employed on the M9100 chain, which has been updated to increase chain retention. This improved chain retention is required seeing the more extreme angles the chain sits at on either end of the XTR M9100 Wide Range cassette. The M9100 chain also gets a quick-link, an addition we’ve seen Shimano introduce recently on their 11-speed chains, allowing for tool-free installation and trail-side maintenance. All of this comes together to provide very smooth and crisp movement between gears, both up and down the cassette.
- XTR M9100 Chain
- Quick link