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.”

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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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