Shimano M7000 & M8000

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IamGroot
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Shimano M7000 & M8000

Postby IamGroot » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:30 pm

Does anyone know the difference between the Shimano M7000 and the M8000 series. I've taken a look at the Chain Reaction online store and they look the same and are also priced much the same.

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Re: Shimano M7000 & M8000

Postby Duck! » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:16 pm

Materials primarily. XT (M8000) has more aluminium, where SLX (M7000) has some steel parts (particularly in the rear derailleur). M8000 shifters have tighter tolerances and a much nicer feel, the crank arms have a bigger hollow up the guts than M7000, chains & cassettes have different hardening processes and corrosion-resistant coatings.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Shimano M7000 & M8000

Postby IamGroot » Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:06 pm

Just ordered a full set of the M8000 11-42 staff, thanks dog.

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