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Trail Tested: Shimano XC90 Shoes

  Shimano’s new XC90 shoe is designed for cross-country racers looking to get every ounce of their effort to the pedals, but there is much more to a successful race shoe than a stiff sole. With years of experience building great mountain bike shoes, we were eager to see what Shimano could create when they […]

Shimano Introduces Dedicated Enduro Shoe Line

Shimano’s new Torbal Technology (Torsional Balance) allows the outsole to twist, allowing for lateral movement of the rider, while keeping the forefoot aligned with the pedal. This is claimed to encouragesa natural rider “flow” motion, improving control especially during technical downhills, and allowing aggressive trail riders to push their limits even further. The Enduro/Trail line of shoes […]

X-citing News On XTR: Shimano Turns It Up To 11

Shimano wants you to know that the new XTR is “engineered for the way you ride.” That means they hope the changes made to their flagship mountain bike grouppo won’t require you change your riding style, push an uncomfortable gear or feel left behind by new technology. They hope you will get on this new […]

From the Slopes of Whistler: Inside Shimano’s Saint M820 Group

Shimano introduced their new M820 Saint group earlier this year at Sea Otter, but it wasn’t until a few days ago that I got to see what the new group is really made of. Shimano brought myself and a handful of other journalists up to the world famous Whistler Bike Park in British Columbia for […]

Mountain Bike Action Tech: Drivetrain Checkup

It doesn’t matter if you use a single speed, a traditional 3×9 drivetrain or one of the newfangled drivetrains, including 1×10, 2×10, 2×9 and 3×10 combinations; they all connect with a chain, and that series of links is what runs the show. Allow the chain to wear out or ride with a chain that is […]

Shimano Unveils the New XT

Shimano just launched the completely redesigned XT group at a press camp in North Lake Tahoe, CA last week. The new group integrates much of the technology seen on the recently redesigned XTR group at a price tag that’s a little easier to swallow. We’ve equipped one of our test rides with the complete group, […]