Mountain bikers enter the digital age with Shimano XTR Di2

XTR M9050 Di2 system debuts intuitive, customisable shifting

May 31, 2014: Following over half a decade of proven Di2 electronic shifting systems, Shimano introduces XTR M9050 Di2, the world’s first production electronic mountain bike shifting system. An electronic shifting option for Shimano’s new 11-speed XTR M9000 mechanical mountain bike components, XTR Di2 redefines how mountain bikers can c... More

Shimano athletes dominate UCI MTB World Cup in Cairns

After a week of constant rain the downhill course at the second round of the UCI MTB World Cup in Cairns was extremely slippery and muddy. The downhill specialists had to watch out for not overdoing it in the race and crashing. As the rain stopped the track began to dry out, the mud got sticky and clogging up tires and drivetrains making the conditions hard.

World Cup champion Rachel Atherton had... More

Shimano introduces new XTR M9000 series

Shimano Defines a New Rhythm for Race and Trail Riders with New XTR M9000 Mountain Bike Components and Wheels

April 12, 2014: Shimano today introduced new XTR M9000, its most advanced XTR mountain bike components and wheels to date. With this totally new XTR line available in both Race and Trail “Rider Tuned” product families, Shimano leverages its 22 years of engineering leadership producing the... More

Shimano road hydraulic disc brakes for mechanical shifting

Shimano introduced hydraulic disc brakes for on road usage and the hydraulic brake mechanism was integrated in the Di2 lever (ST-R785). This lever was remarkably 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 di... More

New Shimano 105 groupset - 5800 series

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 drivetrai... More

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