Kit: XTR M985 Race, Easton EA90 XC 29

$2,937.00

Easton 29-Inch Wheels
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Weight: 1680 grams/pair.
29-inch
Front 15mm thru-axle
Rear 12x142mm thru-axle

If mountain wheels were horses, the Easton EA90 XC 29" wheelset would be a thoroughbred, designed for training and racing while offering quick acceleration and reliable strength ride after ride. The addition of an extra millimeter of width (19mm internal) to the UST tubeless compatible rim enhances the tire profile, encouraging more tread to lie down and grip in the corners. Proprietary Easton hubs receive sealed cartridge bearings for superb durability. A revised rim extrusion and welded seam further illustrate Easton's commitment to quality workmanship. 24 spoke front and rear wheel with 3-cross lacing and alloy nipples. 6-bolt disc brake only.

Important Information
Shop time: Please allow 3-5 business days prior to shipping for orders that include factory wheels.
Select Tire
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This kit is priced using the Maxxis Ignitor 29x2.1, Fast-rolling, nicely spaced knobs are multi-shaped to help shed mud and grip in loose terrain, and are reinforced to step quicker and last longer.

Size: 29 x 2.1
Weight: 705 g.
TPI: 60
Bead: Foldable

If you would prefer a different tire, choose any tire listed in the drop-down menu.
Select Rear Tire
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This kit is priced using the Maxxis Ignitor 29x2.1, Fast-rolling, nicely spaced knobs are multi-shaped to help shed mud and grip in loose terrain, and are reinforced to step quicker and last longer.

Size: 29 x 2.1
Weight: 705 g.
TPI: 60
Bead: Foldable

If you would prefer a different tire, choose any tire listed in the drop-down menu.
Mountain Tires, Tubes
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Size: 29 x 1.9–2.3, Removable Presta valve
Valve length: 32mm
Weight: 229 grams
Cassette
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The 10-speed Shimano XTR CS-M980 cassette delivers consistently smooth shifting performance and durability in an innovative, lightweight package. A redesigned tooth profile has been optimized for the narrow HG-X 10-speed chain and Shadow rear derailleur. This lightweight cassette features 5 titanium cogs.

Gear Range: 11-34, or 11-36
Weight: 255g (11-34) or 272g (11-36)
Ratios:
11-34: 11-13-15-17-19-21-23-26-30-34
11-36: 11-13-15-17-19-21-24-28-32-36

Cassette Installation

Cassette Diagram

Chains
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Weight: 259 g. (114 link)

The XTR CN-M981 HG-X chain has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the 10-speed Dyna Sys mountain drive train. This new chain uses Sil-Tec, an advanced surface plating technology to increase both performance and durability. Shimano Sil-Tec technology adds a low friction surface treatment that runs smoother and lasts longer. The new super narrow XTR CN-M981 HG-X chain with Sil-Tec better holds lubrication and sheds mud easier than the previously unrivalled XTR CN-M980 chain.

Derailleurs, Front
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Multi Clamp: fits 1-1/8"(28.6), 1-1/4" (31.8) or 1-3/8" (34.9)
Weight: 132 g.
Capacity: 14 tooth

The Shimano XTR FD-M985 top swing front derailleur is designed for use with the Shimano FC-M985 or FC-M980 2x10 cranksets and features universal clamp band mounting. The derailleur accommodates top or bottom pull cable routing.

Features
  • Dyna-Sys front derailleur for all 2x10 cranksets
  • Aluminum band with steel/nickel plated cage
  • Cable routing: Top or bottom pull


Front Derailleur Installation

Front Derailleur Diagram

Derailleurs, Rear
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For MTB gearing configurations
Short cage
10-speed compatible
Standard rise

Weight: 175 g (GS)

Efficiency was the key principle when designing the XTR M980 10-speed rear derailleur. The derailleur was designed with Shimano's Shadow technology, using a longer swing arm and a tighter spring for crisper shifting when you want it, and less 'ghost shifting' when you don't. This Dyna-Sys rear derailleur will stay in adjustment longer and deliver consistent performance with each ride.

Features
  • Stronger return spring for crisper shifting
  • Longer swing arm for quicker shifting
  • Less chain-slap
  • Capacity : GS 35T, SGS 41T


Rear Derailleur Installation

Rear Derailleur Diagram

Brake Levers, Shifters
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Compatible with 10-speed Dyna-Sys
2-way release offers index finger or thumb shifting
Weight:224 g./pair

The Shimano XTR M980 Rapidfire Plus Shifters offer 2-way release for different riding or shifting styles (index finger or thumb.) Pull it with your finger or push it with your thumb, each click of the upper lever releases cable, the same as it always has, but now it swings both ways. The fastening clamp offers variable positioning, allowing you to set up your cockpit just the way you'd like it. Shimano SIS-SP41 outer housing and coated stainless steel cable provide super smooth shifting. Includes front and rear shifters.

Shifter Installation

Shifter Diagram

Brakes
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Underpowered brakes lead to defensive riding technique and, ultimately, to slower lap times. Enter the new XTR Race brake, which encourages racers to attack technical downhill sections with confidence, leaving the competition in the dust.

Heat buildup is the enemy of any brake system, but the Shimano XTR BL-M985 disc brakes feature unique IceTech technology. Aluminum-core rotors, stock aluminum-backed brake pads and the industry's first full ceramic caliper piston all help to dump heat and maintain consistent power. Each individual brake comes with brake lever, and caliper. Rotors are not included.

Hint for breaking-in: New disc brake pads require a certain break-in period in order to provide the full brake power. The following procedure has proved oneself: drag braking on a downhill until the brake power noticeably increases. Then let the brake rotor cool out. Afterwards do 20 full stops braking from a medium speed. Attention: the rotors get very hot, do not touch them!

Brake Installation

Front Brake and Rotor Diagram

Rear Brake and Rotor Diagram

Brake Pads, Rotors, Parts
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Size: 160mm

The Shimano XT SM-RT86 6-bolt rotor employs Shimano's Ice technology, featuring an aluminum core with a stainless steel braking surface. The innovative design sheds weight, dissipates heat and dramatically improves overall performance.

Brakes
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Underpowered brakes lead to defensive riding technique and, ultimately, to slower lap times. Enter the new XTR Race brake, which encourages racers to attack technical downhill sections with confidence, leaving the competition in the dust.

Heat buildup is the enemy of any brake system, but the Shimano XTR BL-M985 disc brakes feature unique IceTech technology. Aluminum-core rotors, stock aluminum-backed brake pads and the industry's first full ceramic caliper piston all help to dump heat and maintain consistent power. Each individual brake comes with brake lever, and caliper. Rotors are not included.

Hint for breaking-in: New disc brake pads require a certain break-in period in order to provide the full brake power. The following procedure has proved oneself: drag braking on a downhill until the brake power noticeably increases. Then let the brake rotor cool out. Afterwards do 20 full stops braking from a medium speed. Attention: the rotors get very hot, do not touch them!

Brake Installation

Front Brake and Rotor Diagram

Rear Brake and Rotor Diagram

Brake Pads, Rotors, Parts
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Size: 160mm

The Shimano XT SM-RT86 6-bolt rotor employs Shimano's Ice technology, featuring an aluminum core with a stainless steel braking surface. The innovative design sheds weight, dissipates heat and dramatically improves overall performance.

Select Headset
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This kit is priced using the Chris King NoThreadset 1-1/8One of the most renowned components in the cycling universe, the Chris King headset is simply the best in the business. 7075 aluminum cups are built around the finest stainless steel bearings. 10-year warranty. Sotto Voce is available in black, navy, pewter, red or silver..

Weight: 98 g.

Please select the Chris King NoThreadset 1-1/8 or if you would prefer a different Headset, choose any Headset listed in the drop-down menu.
Select Saddle
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This kit is priced using the Douglas Race Evolution Saddle Please select the Race Evolution (the first selection) from the drop-down menu.

Rail Material: Tubular Titanium
Weight: 248 g.

  • Race Evolution combines ergonomic comfort and pro-level performance
  • A recessed center channel is comfortable against soft tissues
  • Newtech foam delivers maximum cushioning
  • Shell is tuned for the perfect combination of flex and stiffness
  • Lightweight tubular titanium rails

Length: 282mm
Width: 136mm

Please select the Douglas Race Evolution Saddle or if you would prefer a different Saddle, choose any Saddle listed in the drop-down menu.
Select Seatpost
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This kit is priced using the Easton EA70 Zero Seatpost, Easton's EA70 Zero seatpost is built with high-end TaperWall aluminum tubing and features a 2-bolt integrated head, allowing micro adjustments of the saddle position. Sleek, low-profile saddle clamp provides excellent stability, grip and saddle compatibility. Please select the Easton EA70 Zero Seatpost (the first selections) from the drop-down menu.

Weight: 250 grams(30.9 mm)
Seatpost Material:Aluminium

Please select the Easton EA70 Zero Seatpost or if you would prefer a different Seatpost, choose any Seatpost listed in the drop-down menu.
Select Handlebar
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This kit is priced using the Easton EA70 Riser Bar, Integrating the high-performance of EA70 aluminum alloy with proprietary TaperWall technology yields Easton's strongest and most popular aluminum riser bar. At just 265 grams, the Easton EA70 Riser bar provides a true, no compromises weight and performance advantage. Available in 40mm or 20mm rises with popular 9º back sweep and 685mm width for precise steering and a customizable cockpit. Black.

Material: Aluminum
Clamp Diameter: 31.8mm
Bend: 9 deg.
Rise: 20 or 40mm
Width: 685mm
Weight: 265 g.

Please select the Easton EA70 Riser Bar or if you would prefer a different Bar, choose any Bar listed in the drop-down menu.
Select Handlebar Stem
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This kit is priced using the Easton EA90 SL stem, with lightweight 3D forged aluminum allows Easton to shave excess material while retaining maximum strength. The Top Lock clamp design and DST faceplate distribute pressure safely across the handlebar's clamping surface, making the EA90 SL safe for carbon and aluminum bars. 31.8" bar. Please select the Easton EA90 SL (the first selections) from the drop-down menu.

Weight: 130 grams(100 mm)
Stem Material:Aluminium

Please select the Easton EA90 SL Stem or if you would prefer a different stem, choose any stem listed in the drop-down menu.
Handlebar Grips, Bar Ends
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The Da Bomb Holy Shift Locking Grips are beautifully simple and offer a bomber hold with any hand position, wet or dry. A soft outer layer of Kraton rubber features a unique grid pattern on half of the grip. When you wrap your fingers around the grip they immediately fall into place within the grid for a secure hold. Plus, the grid offers the ability to move your hands around and still maintain grip in the pattern. The Holy Shifts are perfect for carbon bars because the internal plastic sleeves protect the carbon, while double lock-on clamps secure grips in place. (Clamps included.)
Select Fork
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Receive 15% off all forks with a frame, bike or build kit purchase. Sale forks are excluded.

Description

Components: XTR M985 Race
Wheels: Easton EA90 XC 29"
Enjoy the advantage of selecting from the finest components and the flexibility of upgrading components. Customize your build kit by selecting from the options available in the pull-down menus below.

Model Number
shimano-xtr-race-ssvbkq2f
Item Code
SSVBKQ2F

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