Only moving the scale needle to around 820 grams Shimano's M785 crankset continues the XT family tradition by providing reliable lightweight performance with an amazing price. The M785 steals many of the same technologies as its bigger brother, the XTR, to provide maximum power transfer and ultra smooth shifting.
When Shimano unveiled it's 2x10 drivetrain, holdouts to the old 9x3 were a little tough to sway, but then they started to recognize the efficiency and weight savings inherent in the system and started to move over. Since then, the industry has fully adopted the beauty behind it and it's tough to beat the full spread of gearing that you get from just a two chainrings and a larger cassette spread. The crankset to this drivetrain is a simple two chainring setup which optimizes the gearing you'll want for both the uphill and the down.