Shimano Announces new 650B/27.5″ Wheelsets for 2014

27.5 Wheels

Big wheel specific Dyna-sys cranks
For 2014, Shimano introduces new Dyna-Sys compact triple cranks tailored for mountain bikers riding 29” and 27.5” bikes. 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. To compliment the new gearing, two new front derailleurs will be offered in the Deore XT and SLX lines, the FD-M781-A-B and the FD-M671-A-B, down swing models with a low profile design for excellent clearance.

New, more durable chains for XT and SLX
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.

About Shimano American Corporation
Shimano American Corporation, a member of global Team Shimano, along with its world-renowned subsidiaries, offers consumers outstanding sport-related products and apparel. Shimano is proud of its staff, diversity in talent, interests and backgrounds. The company is an ISO14001 certified business where environmental compliance and continual improvements are part of the business philosophy and operations.


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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 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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