Shimano Deore XT (M760 GS)

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The Shimano Deore XT (M760) is my absolutely least favourite Deore XT variant. It has cheap (rust prone) detailing, unnecessary styling and, worst of all, it’s low normal. not your obvious choice for slogging your way through the mud and grime of a British winter. Bring back stainless steel small parts, polished finishes and top normal operating logic.

Having got that rant out of my system, I have to admit that the Shimano Deore XT (M760) was far from being a disaster - it’s just that it could have been so much better - if only by turning into the top normal M761 - which, of course it did.

This example is an GS (medium pulley cage) version.

Quick - let’s move onto something else.

  • Derailleur brands: Shimano
  • Categories: Shimano - the Deore XT story
  • Country: Japan
  • Date of introduction: 2003
  • Date of this example: 2006 (two letter date code EG)
  • Model no.: M760 GS
  • Weight: 229g
  • Maximum cog: 34 teeth (Shimano)
  • Total capacity: 33 teeth (Shimano)
  • Pulley centre to centre: 66.5mm
  • Index compatibility: 9 speed
  • Chain width: 3/32”
  • Logic: low normal
  • B pivot: sprung
  • P pivot: sprung
  • Materials: aluminium
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