New XTR M9000 takes rider tuned to the next level

Mountain biking has rapidly evolved since the previous introduction of Shimano’s top level XTR groupset in 2010. Shimano sees different directions in mountain biking with wheel sizes and riding styles changing and now defines four main categories within mountain biking. Competitive Cross Country is driven by physical efforts while Enduro focuses on more technical challenges but both have equivalents at the non-competitive Trail level. To serve mountain bikers who will on... More

SHIMANO'S new 105 brings top level performance to the widest range of riders

Today Shimano launched a brand new version of the most popular road groupset worldwide, the 105. The new 105 (5800 series) adopts key features of the earlier introduced race proven groupsets Dura-Ace and Ultegra and brings it to the cycling enthusiasts for every day riding. The main new features are an 11-speed drivetrain that shifts more precise and lighter than ever, improved brake power and better control of the bike.

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SHIMANO makes road hydraulic disc brakes available for mechanical shifting

Last year Shimano introduced hydraulic disc brakes for on road usage. The hydraulic brake mechanism was integrated in the Di2 lever (ST-R785). This lever was remarkable compact. Everyone said this was because of the integration with Di2. But today Shimano launches an ever more compact hydraulic disc brake lever for mechanical shifting, the ST-RS685. A new milestone in the development of road hydraulic disc brakes. This new hydraulic disc brake is compatible to Shimano’s ... More

Dedicated mountain bike and trekking bike groupset for Alivio

After XT, SLX and Deore Shimano introduced its new Alivio groupset in two different flavors. A dedicated mountain bike and a dedicated trekking groupset.

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The first thing that stands out at the Alivio mountain bike groupset is the new design. Compared to the previous groupset it has a more aggressive look and a low profile design. The rear derailleur clearly shows this new look. Besides the new look, the rear derailleur now features Shimano’s Shadow RD technology. K... More