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 control and personalise the way they ride through the proven Di2 digital platform.
Shimano XTR M9050 Di2 electronic shifting integrates with XTR M9000 mechanical components in a variety of Race or Trail “Rider Tuned” 1x, 2x, or 3x drivetrain configurations. The new 11-speed XTR M9000 drivetrain introduces Rhythm Step gearing which provides range and ensures rhythm, no matter the rider or terrain. With the additional efficiency, new shifting options and personalisation of the digital Di2 system, riders now can control their ride like never before. …View More
SHIMANO DEFINES A NEW RHYTHM FOR RACE AND TRAIL RIDERS WITH NEW XTR M9000 MOUNTAIN BIKE COMPONENTS AND WHEELS
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 industry’s highest performing mountain bike component group. Inspired by the versatility and capability of today’s riders and the terrain they tackle, M9000 offers refined and tested solutions engineered for the way they ride. …View More
It’s around every three years that a component group at Shimano will see a update and many thought that this release would be the big change. Speculation led many to believe perhaps a electronic driven drive train or perhaps a move more toward eleven speed with XTR groupset due for it’s overhall.
There is no indication of a new groupset here although there are some adjustments to XTR however the release also focuses on some of the gaps in the market introducing some 27.5 wheelsets and indeed lighter wheelsets on the whole. … Read on
It has been know for a short while that Paul’s contract with Felt/Oetztal/X-Bionic World cup MTB team was coming to a end and the question was what would he do next? Everything is answered in the media release below, so the only real question is will his brothers follow him across? Congratulations to Paul see you at Nationals.
“Giant Bicycles Australia this week is excited to announce the signing of renowned Australian mountain biker Paul van der Ploeg who will represent the brand both on the road under the Satalyst Giant colours and off-road in Giant team colours next year.
Van der Ploeg who has established a fierce reputation on both the local and international MTB circuits had this to say about signing for the company, “For 2013 I’m very excited to be signing with Giant Bicycles as they are at the very top of the mountain bike industry. Giant is synonymous with mountain biking and is virtually a household name throughout Australia and the world. I really look forward to working with such an active brand and one that is really forward thinking in promotion and development of a top level product. It is an amazing opportunity to be working with Giant to develop myself as a rider and to keep promoting a world class product.” …View More