Close up on Shimano Deore M610

Shimano released a New Deore on the 1st of March, the M610 series. It promises to bring the best value for components with trickle down technologies like Shadow RD+ and Ice-Technologies.

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Deore is for everyone, there are various combinations fit for your riding style. By swapping around the types of gear combinations, you can achieve your optimum feeling.

Shadow RD+  – RD-M615

Chain Stabilization trickles down to Deore with Shadow RD+ technology. The addition of the “+ (Plus)” sign indicates the presence of Shimano’s proprietary chain stabilization system. The Rear Derailleur Stabilization system reduces chain slap and makes the drivetrain more efficient.  The system is engaged by flipping the switch to the “On” position.  With this, the derailleur cage immediately stiffens up and holds the chain firmly in place. Now a feature that was previously only found on the top end groupsets just a year ago can be bought at a value price.

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Comparison between New Deore M610 (Front) & Previous generation Deore M590 (Rear)

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Up close with the “Shadow RD+” Chain Stabilization System

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Ice-Technologies Compatible (Optional)

Deore M610 carries forward with an Ice-Technologies compatible caliper. While it does not come stock, the sandwich structure pads can be replaced aftermarket for the best braking performance.

Using the affordably priced clad rotor SM-RT68 (laminated with steel and aluminum) will further increase the performance of this group.

The new Deore brake lever

The new Deore brake lever

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The new Deore brake caliper (stock)

With some simple disassembly, the pads can be easily changed from standard pads (left) to Ice-Technologies pads (right)

With some simple disassembly, the pads can be easily changed from standard pads (left) to Ice-Technologies pads (right)

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Quick Upgrade: New Deore caliper with Ice-Technologies (Ice-Tech) pads

Same 3×2 Gearing Line-up as XT and SLX

  1. Dyna-sys Compact Triple 40-30-22T for large 27.5/29 inch wheel (FC-M612)
  2. Standard 42-32-24T (FC-M610)
  3. Double: 40-28T/ 38-26T / 38-24T (FC-M615)

These gear combinations will be available so you will be able to pick and choose the most comfortable ratio for you. Different types of bikes will also have recommended combinations.

3 Different crank options: From Left, Standard 42-32-24T, Compact Triple 40-30-22T, Double 40-28T/ 38-26T / 38-24T

3 Different crank options: From Left, Standard 42-32-24T, Compact Triple 40-30-22T, Double 40-28T/ 38-26T / 38-24T

I-Spec for Deore

An Integrated specification for Deore is a first and brings a professional, minimalistic look to the value for money groupset. Doing without the optical gear display brings about an aesthetic of the professional. Someone who can do without the knowledge of his/her own gear because they know it and can feel it. Do note that Shimano recently modified the I-spec shape, so do check with your local shop on compatibility between older models.

I-Spec integration for New Deore – A professional appearance

I-Spec integration for New Deore – A professional appearance

Another look at the Deore I-Spec

Another look at the Deore I-Spec

Comparison: Previous I-Spec Version (left) and New I-Spec Version (right) - Slightly different mounting part. Check with your dealer if its compatible.

Comparison: Previous I-Spec Version (left) and New I-Spec Version (right) – Slightly different mounting part. Check with your dealer if its compatible.

HOW TO INSTALL I-SPEC

Align the Shifter and Brake Lever at the Nut

Align the Shifter and Brake Lever at the Nut

Connect the 2 parts together

Connect the 2 parts together

Tighten with Supplied Bolt

Tighten with Supplied Bolt

For more information, check out bike.shimano.com.sg.

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