Shimano Reviews and News


Sea Otter: Shimano Deore XT M8000 11-Speed

Shimano trickles down 11-speed to XT but adds the 42-tooth rear cog that riders have been clamoring for. 1×11 and 2×11 will be offered a price similar to last year’s XT Group.

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Long Term Test: Shimano Di2 XTR

We’ve put a lot of rides in on our Di2 XTR test bike and it is rather strange how ‘normal’ it feels. While very complex and configurable, on the trail it can feel very simple and natural. It really doesn’t call attention to itself and just becomes part of the ride.

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News: Shimano launches anniversary pedal/shoe combo

To commemorate extended track record of success Shimano is releasing a limited-edition shoe and pedal combination.

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2015 POV Camera Shootout: Best in test winners revealed

Find out about testing protocol and which cameras were tops in the test.

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2015 POV Camera Shootout: Shimano Sport Camera

Shimano’s first POV camera offering is small, lightweight and simple to operate, but how will its video and sound quality stand up against the other cameras in this test?

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Wheels for every type of cyclist

Our favorite wheels for enduro, cross country, all mountain, road, gravel, cyclcocross, and just about everything in between.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Flat pedals

Flat pedals have come along way with thinner, lighter and grippier options. If you’re an old ‘flats’ guy looking to upgrade or you’re a clipless veteran curious to join the other side, check what our gift guide has to offer.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Cold weather jackets

Help the cyclist on your shopping list keep Old Man Winter at bay with these weather-beating tops from Bontrager, Bellwether, Shimano, Pearl Izumi, Rapha, Hincapie, Pactimo and Sugoi.

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Outerbike photo preview of 2015′s hottest mountain bikes

Events: Mtbr brings you a look at a dozen of 2015′s hottest bikes from the Outerbike demo fest in Moab, Utah.

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How-to: Taking mountain bike selfies like a boss

Trials ace and media maven Jeff Lenosky lets us in on his tips for taking better trail selfies.

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First Look: 2015 Ibis Mojo HD3

First Look: After much anticipation, Ibis finally reveals their new long-travel 27.5-inch enduro bike–the Mojo HD3.

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Race: 2014 Taxco Urban Downhill bike check

Race Coverage: On the eve of the Taxco Urban Downhill Race, Jon Buckell shows us his specially-prepped Santa Cruz V10 and the bikes of some of his competitors.

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Video: A Kingdom Odyssey

Video: T-Bar Films takes us for a ride through the majestic Kingdom Trails in their latest edit, “A Kingdom Odyssey.”

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How-to: Jeff Lenosky shows us how to ride up steep inclines

Jeff Lenosky’s monthly how-to column focuses on proper technique for conquering steep inclines.

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Best in Show: 30 cool new bike products for 2015

Best in Show: See the coolest new bike gear for 2015 as our crew of editors picks the best bikes, accessories, apparel and more from Interbike and Eurobike.

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Interbike: Riding the Shimano XTR with Di2 and FOX iCTD

What’s the best thing I saw at the show? XTR Di2 is an easy answer. Is it available today to purchase today and is it practical and affordable? No. But it is a clear demonstration of what is possible today and it opens up a world of possibilities.

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Eurobike: Shimano adds mounts, accessories to Sport Camera line

Shimano adds mounts and accessories to growing POV Sport Camera line.

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Eurobike: PRO Tharis XC handlebar, stem and seatpost accomodate Shimano Di2

PRO’s new Tharsis XC cockpit cleverly made to integrate Shimano Di2 wiring.

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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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