Deore XT LinkGlide M8130 Upgrade Kit

Deore XT LinkGlide M8130 Upgrade Kit

SKU: M813011SPD1150

Regular price$361.96
Rear Speeds
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  • Free shipping on all orders $49+

Shimano LinkGlide sets a new standard for smooth and reliable shifting. Its robust original design delivers far greater durability and smooth shifting for long-lasting performance.

3X More Durable

Drivetrain durability is essential for high torque e-bikes and daily riders who might ride in the same gear for months or years at a time. LinkGlide provides smooth and decisive shifting that lasts longer than ever before.

3X Smoother

The Shimano XT LinkGlide Upgrade kit delivers up to three times smoother performance by improving the chain's flow between cogs. This smoother handoff reduces the stress of shifting shock for more seamless and enjoyable riding. In addition, its optimized shifting gate design creates a smoother handoff between cogs to avoid the jumps that can impact shifting and pedaling smoothness. This design improvement is especially pronounced on outward shifts where the pedaling shock is more noticeable due to the larger forces involved.

Upgrade Kit Includes:

Shimano CN-HG701-11 Chain

  • Number of links: 126
  • Weight: 257 grams
  • Quick link included (SM-CN900-11)

Shimano CS-LG700-11 Cassette

  • Cassette Cogs: 11-50t: 11-13-15-17-20-23-26-30-36-43-50
  • Freehub interface: Shimano HG
  • Average weight: 11-50t: 624 grams

Shimano RD-M8130 Rear Derailleur

  • Cage Length:  SGS/Long
  • Max Low Sprocket: 50t
  • Pulley size: 13t
  • Average weight: 307 grams

    Shimano SL-M8130-R Shift Lever

    • Mount: 22.2mm clamp
    • Max multiple shifts: 2
    • Shifter type: Rapidfire Plus
    • Average weight: 117 grams

    Ships in OEM packaging.  Components are packed securely in a plain cardboard box.


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      Customer Reviews

      Based on 1 review
      Helped me upgrade-Gave fantastic technical support

      Needed to upgrade my cassette, shifter and derailleur...Not easy to get the exact information for fit/sizing going from stock to an upgrade. IAN was able to assist me (quickly) and give me options. I live in Michigan and will be going back to Thunder Mtn. for my future bike needs. Fantastic service for parts!!!