Shimano Announces new 650B/27.5″ Wheelsets for 2014

27.5 Wheels

-Plus New Deore M610 Group, Improved/More Durable Chains, Expanded Dyna-Sys Gearing and More-

Several pieces of big news were announced today by Shimano and chief among these was the new 650B/27.5″ wheels. The Deore XT level WH-M785 and also the WH-MT35 wheels will be offered in 27.5. The new for 2013 WH-MT35 wheels will also come in 29er and 26″ versions as well as the new WH-MT15 in all 3 sizes. It is obvious from these additions that Shimano supports big wheel mountain bikes. Other big wheel friendly additions include new Dyna-sys, Deore XT and SLX components (more on those below).

The other big news was the unveiling of a new Deore mountain bike group with the designation “Deore 610″. This is an entirely new “performance” group that offers Rider Tuned customization and is redesigned with trickle-down Shimano technologies like Dyna-Sys gearing, Shadow Plus clutch rear derailleurs, ICE Technologies hydraulic disc brake systems, 2×3 chain ring mode converters. The Deore 610 offers features like:

  • revolutionary Shadow+ chain stabilization
  • 2×10 and 3×10 Dyna-sys drivetrain options
  • Direct mount front and rear derailleurs
  • ICE Technologies rotors
  • compatible with 15mm front thru-axle hubs
  • i-spec shifter brackets
  • black and silver color options

Shimano calls the new Deore 610 “a true performance mountain bike component group available at fantastic price points.”

Shimano Announces new 650B/27.5″ Wheelsets for 2014 Gallery
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New Shimano 275 Wheels

WH-MT35 R 27.5" shown in black, rear wheel. Shimano will introduce several new wheel sets for road and mountain bikes for 2014.
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New Shimano 275 Wheels

WH-MT35 F15 27.5" shown in white, front wheel. The Deore XT level WH-M785 and also the WH-MT35 wheels will be offered in 27.5. The new for 2013 WH-MT35 wheels will also come in 29er and 26″ versions as well as the new WH-MT15 in all 3 sizes.
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Shimano 29er Wheels

WH-MT35 R 29. It is obvious from these additions that Shimano supports big wheel mountain bikes.
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Shimano 29er Wheels

WH-MT35 F15 29
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Shimano 29er Wheels

WH-MT15 R 29 shown in black, rear wheel
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Shimano 29er Wheels

WH-MT15 F15 29 shown in white, front wheel
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New Shimano Deore 610 group

DEORE M610 (Black). This is an entirely new “performance” group that offers Rider Tuned customization and is redesigned with trickle-down Shimano technologies.
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Deore 610 rear derailleur

RD-M615-GS_L with Shadow like clutch. Rrevolutionary Shadow+ chain stabilization
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Deore 610 Cranks

FC-M615 2x10 in silver. 2×10 and 3×10 Dyna-sys drivetrain options.
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Deore 610 Cranks

FC-M612 shown in black. 2×10 and 3×10 Dyna-sys drivetrain options.
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Deore 610 Cranks

FC-M610. 2×10 and 3×10 Dyna-sys drivetrain options.
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New Shimano Deore 610

DEORE_M610-(Silver). Shimano calls the new Deore 610 “a true performance mountain bike component group available at fantastic price points.”
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Deore 610 Brake

BR-M615-L set. ICE Technologies rotors
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Deore 610 Brake

BR-M615 with SM-RT68. ICE Technologies rotors
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Deore 610 Brake Lever

BL-M615-RH
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Deore 610 Brake Lever

BL-M615-LH_shimano
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Deore 610 Brake Lever

BL-M615-LH
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Shimano XT front derailleur

FD-M781-A-B. To compliment the new gearing, two new front derailleurs will be offered in the Deore XT and SLX lines.
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Shimano SLX front derailleur

FD-M671-A-B. To compliment the new gearing, two new front derailleurs will be offered in the Deore XT and SLX lines.
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2014 Shimano XT crank (black) 3x

FC-M782_L_edit
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2014 Shimano XT crank (silver) 3x

FC-M782
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2014 Shimano SLX crank

FC-M672
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2014 Shimano Dyna-sys crank (black) 2x

FC-M625
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2014 Shimano Dyna-sys crank 3x

FC-M622. The 40-30-22T combination is available in Deore XT, SLX and new Deore 610 series groups and offers the ultimate in trail gearing for 29 and 27.5” wheeled bicycles.
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2014 Shimano Dyna-sys brake

BR-M447
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New Shimano CN-HG95 Chain

The New surface treatment technology lowers friction and increases grease keeping capability for smoother shifts and longer service life.
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New Shimano CN-HG95 Chain

Both the XT and SLX chains have become more efficient, more silent and most importantly, more durable thanks to a new advanced surface treatment technology.
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New Shimano CN-HG75 Chain

More durable and smoother running HG-X chains will be introduced for 2013 that incorporate an Advanced Surface Treatment make the world’s best mountain bike chains even better.
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New Shimano CN-HG75 Chain

Both the XT and SLX chains have become more efficient, more silent and most importantly, more durable thanks to a new advanced surface treatment technology.
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Shimano 275 wheel white

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About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato has been the Site Manager of Mtbr.com for over 14 years and enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.


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