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Old 09-06-17, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by atwl77 View Post
Yeah, I just went to look up their mountain bike's hierarchy and the way they spread Deore around... ugh...
Current Shimano MTB hierarchy:
Deore XT
Deore XTR

Zee and Saint are niche, DH specific groups at roughly the Deore XT and Deore XTR levels respectively.

Deore LX is an obsolete name for older 8/9 speed SLX-level gear. I think the Deore LX name makes a lot more sense than SLX and is consistent. I don't think Shimano has used that name for 20 years. They used to make a lower level group called Deore DX around that time as well, if memory serves. The OP's bike must be fairly old. Also, since the OP seems a bit surprised that 600 is now called Ultegra (and has been since the early 90s), I'd say he himself goes back a bit in cycling, like myself.

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