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It's hard to say. The website in OP's post definitely looks bogus. But saying that, Shimano has been doing 11-speed stuff on their road bikes for at least a couple years now, so it's only a matter of time before that technology moves over to mountain bikes.
 

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The link threw me to a bike related spam site for some reason! Apologies, guys.

That reminds me, my computer has been running slow and acting funky lately, maybe it's time to clean it out...
 

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Finally!

Looks like no special drive shell is needed. 11-40 is a good call by shimano - at least it is for my east coast needs.

I think the cranks look cheesy but I won't be buying them anyway. Just want the shifter, cassette and derailleur.
 

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It'll still force you to buy new wheels...or at least a rear if your hub is not compatible with the 11sp freehub.

I was on the verge of going XX1/01 until I found out that my new rear wheel is not XD compatible. I doubt that the Shimano 11sp will be compatible either.
 

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It'll still force you to buy new wheels...or at least a rear if your hub is not compatible with the 11sp freehub.

I was on the verge of going XX1/01 until I found out that my new rear wheel is not XD compatible. I doubt that the Shimano 11sp will be compatible either.
This is the one deterring factor in making the switch. Can't ad the wheel part into the budget equation. :/
 

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Those chainrings dont look replaceable.

I also dont like the knuckle design on the rear d. I like the upper cog to sit foward of the linkage, in order to give plenty of clearance on FSR/Horst link suspensions.

Overall, its very "meh". Ill keep running my 9 speed stuff, and if I buy a new bike, and it has XX1 or XTR 11, then cool, I'll keep it.

On another point of discussion, does anyone else have chainsuck issues on 10 speed stuff? It seems my 10 speed stuff has to be super clean to not chainsuck.
 

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I like the Di2 but the range of the cassette is to limited 11/40 compared to srams 10/42
It is actually not a very big difference: compare the following gear ratios with 28 vs 30 chainring:

1140 x 30 => 2.73 to .75 (XTR 2015?)
1142 x 30 => 2.73 to .71 (aftermarket)
1042 x 28 => 2.80 to .67 (SRAM $1000-1500)

With a 1140 you loose at most three quarters of gear in respect to 1042. with 1142 you are almost identical. (Reason is that 11 to 10 is a very small gap, 1042 is actually a bit of silly idea).

I would have preferred that Shimano came out with 1142 10 speed, but because I am migrating from 9 speed 1140 eleven speed will do just great. For people that do not mind a dual ring a 1140 cassette with, say, 26 and 40 chain ring offers a massive range.
 

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It's hard to tell, but I bet they're using a spiderless direct-mount design. I think Shimano knows better than to make a crankset without replaceable chainrings.
And you would think every manufacturer would make servicable cassettes, but they dont.
 
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