Shimano Reviews and News


How-to: The skinny on riding skinnies according to Jeff Lenosky

In this month’s episode, mountain bike legend Jeff Lenosky gives us some tips on how to keep our balance and ride skinnies.

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First Look: Shimano CM-1000 POV sport camera

Shimano’s CM-1000 POV Camera is a significant announcement to cyclists. This POV market is exploding in popularity but sales are dominated by a single player, GoPro. This Shimano introduction is significant because of two things: quality and due diligence.

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How-to: Trials ace Jeff Lenosky shows you how to ‘punch’ trail obstacles

In his first Mtbr column, mountain bike legend Jeff Lenosky shows us how to the “front touch” or “punch”—a move that makes riding over trail obstacles faster and more fun.

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Video: A retrospective of new Mtbr how-to contributor Jeff Lenosky

Tomorrow, Mtbr launches our first “how-to” with mountain bike legend Jeff Lenosky—today we take a look at his awesome mountain bike filmography.

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New Product: Shimano launches XTR Di2 electronic mountain bike group

Shimano announces XTR Di2 electronic shifting to complement new 11-speed group.

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Riva Bike Festival: Product Highlights

Mtbr got a chance to visit the Riva Bike Festival held annually in Riva del Garda, Italy. It is a chance for enthusiasts and pros to race, see new products and demo new bikes. Here are some photo highlights from the event.

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After Otter: More Sea Otter finds

Don’t call ‘em leftovers, but we had so many things for our Otter Pops daily coverage from the Sea Otter Classic, we had to do a follow-up post. Check out the cool new stuff from Pivot, Felt, Commencal, Shimano and more.

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Sea Otter Video: New Shimano XTR 11-speed Group 2014

Shimano Europe Product Coordinator Bas Von Dooren takes a few minutes out of his day at Sea Otter to walk us through the features and benefits of the new Shimano XTR group set.

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Boothstorming Sea Otter: Shimano highlights new XTR 11-speed group

We take a peek inside Shimano’s booth at the Sea Otter Classic which is—not surprisingly—all XTR 11-speed, all the time.

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New Product: 2015 Shimano XTR 11-speed

Shimano officially announced the long-anticipated release of a new 11-speed XTR mountain bike component group today in both Race and Trail tuned versions.

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First Look: Shimano launches hydraulic road, cross brakes for non-electric group

Shimano has announced the release of their first hydraulic road and cross disc brake system for use with mechanical shifters, the ST-RS685 levers and BR-RS785 calipers.

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Video Quick Tour: Shimano American Corporation

We took a trip down the California coast to Shimano’s North American headquarters last week and lest you think the bike component juggernaut is resting on their laurels, we’re here to tell you they’re locked-and-loaded for 2015 and beyond.

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Round-Up: Four polar vortex-fighting mountain bike shoes to keep your feet warm and dry

We test four different winter MTB shoes to find the ideal kicks for wet, muddy and sub-freezing conditions.

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Enduro Compare-O: The Mtbr test crew picks their favorite Dream Bike Spec components

Our test crew picks their ultimate, no-holds-barred component mix from the Enduro Compare-O in our Dream Spec feature.

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Motocross Star Chad Reed Rides Mountain Bikes to Top of Supercross Podium

Shimano pimps out Supercross star Chad Reed’s mountain bike and he wins Anaheim 3. Coincidence?

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Review: Shimano SLX Group

The new SLX group is quite the bargain at $928, and the powerful brakes, durability, great gearing options and good shifting, make for an excellent package.

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Washington State Enduro Series Benefits Trails

New five-race Cascadia Dirt Cup series offers top notch racing while giving back to local communities by donating a portion of its revenues to trail development and trail maintenance.

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Shimano – New XTR, Carbon 29er Wheels and more!

Shimano announces all new XTR carbon tubular 29er wheels! Also, some highlights from the new XTR group including improvements to the new disc brakes, hubs, bottom bracket and chains.

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Shimano Announces new 650B/27.5″ Wheelsets for 2014

-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.

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Photo Gallery: Shimano Southridge USA Winter Series Super D – Fontana

We have a gang of photos and full results from the Shimano Southridge USA Winter Series Super D – Fontana Round 3. Mtbr also had the chance to talk to Shimano main man (and Pro Racer), Joe Lawwill about the series and Shimano’s involvement. Check out what Joe has to say and if you’re in […]

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Pix of the Custom Strength in Numbers Trek Session 9.9 Carbon

At this year’s Sea Otter Classic, the hottest MTB movie from Anthill Films (the guys that brought you “Follow Me”) was “Strength In Numbers”. At the time, there was a huge contest going on and the grand prize was a custom Trek Session 9.9 The winners of the contest are Matt Miles and Karl Heldt. […]

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Shimano Rokko Hydration Packs and New Eyewear

The Shimano Rokko Hydration Pack was designed by an engineer with years of experience (he used to used to work for another pack company.) The straps are made to sit differently from other packs. The Rider Fit Cross Harness forms an X shape in front of the chest. The pack is adjustable XXL to SM […]

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Vanderham Takes Flight on New Saint

Vanderham Takes Flight Thomas Vanderham knows what it feels like to defy gravity I have always taken inspiration for my riding not only from my peers and my sport, but from other sports as well. Starting from a young age, I was always a fan of the high-flyers. From Terje Haakonsen to Michael Jordan to […]

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Northwest Trail Alliance Bike Raffle

Universal Cycles donates a Shimano Saint bike to the North West Trail Alliance to raffle to help build trails in the NW Portland, OR. Portland-based bike shop Universal Cycles has donated a custom painted Shimano Saint bike to help raise funds for the Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA). The funds raised will help further the NWTA’s […]

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Shimano 2013 Saint and Zee

New video just added! Saint M820 first impressions from Santa Cruz’s Syndicate, Trek’s World Racing and Team Yeti. Find out what the top racers and their mechanics think about Shimano’s new Saint! Shimano gave a media only shindig for their Saint and ZEE gravity oriented group, before opening the tent door to the general public. […]

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