Shimano 105 Groupset History

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List of Shimano Mountain Bike groupsets available with their 'M' numbers.Also includes significant changes introduced for that model year in brackets.


  1. Since its introduction as a groupset to showcase Shimano's new technology of 1986, the 105 has taken its place as the most affordable high end groupset made by Shimano. Although it typically follows Dura Ace by a year in development, it does benefit from advances that are first introduced on the DA groupset.
  2. Road Bike Groupsets Mountain Bike Groupsets Other Shimano Groupsets. Japanese company Shimano certainly know a thing or two when it comes to bicycle components. Founded in 1921, Shimano has spent almost 100 years meticulously innovating, developing and perfecting design methods in order to produce some of the most renowned and respected products available on the cycling mar.
  3. A groupset or gruppo (from the Italian for 'group', often misspelled grouppo) is a bicycle component manufacturer's organized collection of mechanical parts. It generally refers to all of the components that make up a bicycle excluding the bicycle frame, fork, stem, wheels, tires, and rider contact points, such as the saddle and handlebars.


Shimano Mountain Bike Groupsets 1984

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Deore XT - M700 - 'Deerhead' (6 speed non indexed transmission)



Shimano Mountain Bike Groupsets 1985

Deore XT - M700 - 'Deerhead'



Shimano Mountain Bike Groupsets 1986

Deore XT - M730(6 speed indexed transmission)

Deore - MT-60



Shimano Mountain Bike Groupsets 1987

Deore XT - M730

Deore - MT-60



Shimano Mountain Bike Groupsets 1988

Deore XT - M730

Deore - MT-60

Mountain LX

Exage Mountain - M450

Exage Trail

Exage Country



Shimano Mountain Bike Groupsets 1989

Deore XT II - M730/732(7 speed)

Deore II - MT-62(7 speed)

Mountain LX

Exage Mountain - M450

Exage Trail

Exage Country



Shimano Mountain Bike Groupsets 1990

Deore XT II - M732/735(Rapidfire underbar shifters introduced on all groupsets)

Deore DX - M650

Deore LX - M550

Exage 500LX - M500

Exage 400LX - M400

Exage 300LX - M300

200GS - M200

100GS - M100



Shimano Mountain Bike Groupsets 1991

Deore XT II - M732/735

Deore DX - M650

Deore LX - M550

Exage 500LX - M500

Exage 400LX - M400

Exage 300LX - M300

200GS - M200

100GS - M100



Shimano Mountain Bike groupsets 1992

XTR - M900(8 speed and Rapidfire plus shifters)

Deore XT II - M732/735(Rapidfire plus shifters)

Deore DX - M650/651(Rapidfire plus shifters)

Deore LX - M550

Exage 500LX - M500

Exage 400LX - M400

Exage 300LX - M300

200GS - M200

100GS - M100



Shimano Mountain Bike groupsets 1993

XTR - M900

Deore XT II - M732/735

Deore DX - M650/651

Deore LX - M560(New black finish for LX components, Rapidfire plus shifters introduced on all remaining/new groupsets)

Exage ES - M520(Pale grey finish)

Exage LT - M320(Pale grey and black finish)

Altus A10 - AT10

Altus A20 - AT20

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Altus C10 - CT10

Altus C20 - CT20



Shimano Mountain Bike groupsets 1994

XTR - M900

Deore XT - M737/738(8 speed, wide diameter 'Parallax' hub bodies, Compact Drive chainrings and cassette)

Deore LX - M560/563/564(Wide diameter 'Parallax' hub bodies and Compact Drive chainrings introduced on all remaining/new groupsets)

STX-SE - MC31

STX - MC30

Alivio - MC10/11

Altus C50 - CT50



Shimano Mountain Bike groupsets 1995

XTR - M900/910(Wide diameter 'Parallax' hub bodies)

Deore XT - M737/738

Deore LX - M564/565(8 speed)

STX-RC - MC33

STX - MC32

Alivio - MC12

Acera-X - M290

Altus - CT90

Shimano 105 Groupset History



Shimano Mountain Bike groupsets 1996

XTR - M950(New matt grey finish, V brakes and 4 arm chainrings)

Deore XT - M737/738/739(V brakes)

Shimano 105 Groupset History Timeline

Deore LX - M565/567

STX-RC - MC33/36

STX - MC32/34

Alivio - MC12/14

Acera-X - M290/291

Altus - CT90



Shimano Mountain Bike groupsets 1997

XTR - M950

Deore XT - M739(4 arm chainrings)

Deore LX - M567/569/M600(V brakes and 4 arm chainrings)

STX-RC - MC36/38

STX - MC32/34/37

Alivio - MC16

Acera-X - M290

Altus - CT90



Shimano Mountain Bike groupsets 1998

XTR - M950/951

Shimano

Deore XT - M739/740

Deore LX - M567/569/M600

STX-RC - MC38/40(8 speed, V brakes and 4 arm chainrings)

STX - MC34

Alivio - MC12/16

Acera-X - M290/291

Altus - CT92



Shimano Mountain Bike groupsets 1999

XTR - M950/951/952(9 speed)

Deore XT - M750(9 speed)

Deore LX - M570(9 speed and new blue/grey finish)

STX-RC - MC41

STX - MC34

Alivio - MC18

Acera - M330

Altus - CT92

Shimano 105 Groupset History


Shimano 105 5600 Groupset


Shimano Mountain Bike groupsets 2000

XTR - M950/951/952

Deore XT - M750/751 (Disc brakes)

Deore LX - M570

Deore - M510(New 9 speed groupset replaces STX and STX-RC)

Alivio

Acera

Altus




External links

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List of Shimano Mountain Bike groupsets available with their 'M' numbers.Also includes significant changes introduced for that model year in brackets.



Shimano Mountain Bike Groupsets 1984

Deore XT - M700 - 'Deerhead' (6 speed non indexed transmission)



Shimano Mountain Bike Groupsets 1985

Deore XT - M700 - 'Deerhead'



Shimano Mountain Bike Groupsets 1986

Deore XT - M730(6 speed indexed transmission)

Deore - MT-60



Shimano Mountain Bike Groupsets 1987

Deore XT - M730

Deore - MT-60



Shimano Mountain Bike Groupsets 1988

Deore XT - M730

Deore - MT-60

Mountain LX

Exage Mountain - M450

Exage Trail

Exage Country



Shimano Mountain Bike Groupsets 1989

Deore XT II - M730/732(7 speed)

Deore II - MT-62(7 speed)

Mountain LX

Exage Mountain - M450

Exage Trail

Exage Country



Shimano Mountain Bike Groupsets 1990

Deore XT II - M732/735(Rapidfire underbar shifters introduced on all groupsets)

Deore DX - M650

Deore LX - M550

Exage 500LX - M500

Exage 400LX - M400

Exage 300LX - M300

200GS - M200

100GS - M100



Shimano Mountain Bike Groupsets 1991

Deore XT II - M732/735

Deore DX - M650

Deore LX - M550

Exage 500LX - M500

Exage 400LX - M400

Exage 300LX - M300

200GS - M200

100GS - M100



Shimano Mountain Bike groupsets 1992

XTR - M900(8 speed and Rapidfire plus shifters)

Deore XT II - M732/735(Rapidfire plus shifters)

Deore DX - M650/651(Rapidfire plus shifters)

Deore LX - M550

Exage 500LX - M500

Exage 400LX - M400

Exage 300LX - M300

200GS - M200

100GS - M100



Shimano Mountain Bike groupsets 1993

XTR - M900

Deore XT II - M732/735

Deore DX - M650/651

Deore LX - M560(New black finish for LX components, Rapidfire plus shifters introduced on all remaining/new groupsets)

Exage ES - M520(Pale grey finish)

Exage LT - M320(Pale grey and black finish)

Altus A10 - AT10

Altus A20 - AT20

Shimano 105 Groupset History Wikipedia

Altus C10 - CT10

Altus C20 - CT20



Shimano Mountain Bike groupsets 1994

XTR - M900

Deore XT - M737/738(8 speed, wide diameter 'Parallax' hub bodies, Compact Drive chainrings and cassette)

Deore LX - M560/563/564(Wide diameter 'Parallax' hub bodies and Compact Drive chainrings introduced on all remaining/new groupsets)

STX-SE - MC31

STX - MC30

Alivio - MC10/11

Altus C50 - CT50



Shimano Mountain Bike groupsets 1995

XTR - M900/910(Wide diameter 'Parallax' hub bodies)

Deore XT - M737/738

Deore LX - M564/565(8 speed)

STX-RC - MC33

STX - MC32

Alivio - MC12

Acera-X - M290

Altus - CT90



Shimano Mountain Bike groupsets 1996

XTR - M950(New matt grey finish, V brakes and 4 arm chainrings)

Deore XT - M737/738/739(V brakes)

Deore LX - M565/567

STX-RC - MC33/36

STX - MC32/34

Alivio - MC12/14

Acera-X - M290/291

Altus - CT90



Shimano Mountain Bike groupsets 1997

XTR - M950

Deore XT - M739(4 arm chainrings)

Deore LX - M567/569/M600(V brakes and 4 arm chainrings)

STX-RC - MC36/38

STX - MC32/34/37

Alivio - MC16

Acera-X - M290

Altus - CT90



Shimano Mountain Bike groupsets 1998

XTR - M950/951

Deore XT - M739/740

Deore LX - M567/569/M600

STX-RC - MC38/40(8 speed, V brakes and 4 arm chainrings)

STX - MC34

Alivio - MC12/16

Acera-X - M290/291

Altus - CT92



Shimano Mountain Bike groupsets 1999

XTR - M950/951/952(9 speed)

Deore XT - M750(9 speed)

Deore LX - M570(9 speed and new blue/grey finish)

STX-RC - MC41

STX - MC34

Alivio - MC18

Acera - M330

Altus - CT92



Shimano Mountain Bike groupsets 2000

XTR - M950/951/952

Deore XT - M750/751 (Disc brakes)

Deore LX - M570

Deore - M510(New 9 speed groupset replaces STX and STX-RC)

Alivio

Acera

Altus




External links

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