Shimano Reviews and News


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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Shimano’s New Direct-Mount Rear Derailleur Option

Quite a few bikes at Sea Otter had Shimano’s new optional D.R.D. (Direct Mount Rear Derailer), and although the system makes a lot of sense, it is confusing to understand (myself included). Basically, the derailer pivot mounts directly to the hanger, without any B-Link present, and the hanger, which is supplied by the frame manufacturer, […]

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Shimano 2013 Gravity Components – Sea Otter 2012

Shimano has been busy lately, and the bleeding edge technology that came out on their XTR wonder child, has been slowly morphing itself into their other groups. The XT group was the initial candidate, then SLX recently got it for 2013, and now the downhill and freeride oriented Saint receives some tidbits of that engineering […]

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A Look Back: Highlights from the Sea Otter Classic 2011

As we get ready for this year’s 22nd edition of the Sea Otter Classic (sponsored this year by Volkswagen and presented by SRAM), we would like to take a look back at some highlights from last year. 2012 Shimano XT and XTR The XT gets an 2×10 (40/28 and 38/26) and 3×10 (42-32-24) crankset, Race […]

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Shimano 2013 SLX

Shimano has always pushed their technology down its food chain, and last year the Deore XT got the trickled down engineering from its XTR brethren, and this year the SLX group gets the same sort of treatment. The SLX 2013 gets a plethora of trickery, including the Ice Tech brake pads and rotors, the Shadow […]

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Syndicate Test Session Welcoming Fox and Shimano – Video Added!

February 1, 2012 – San Romolo, Italy- Early season testing started for the Santa Cruz Syndicate with mechanics, engineers and riders arriving in the town of Imperia, Italy, for three days of extensive testing aboard the latest Santa Cruz full carbon V-10’s. The bikes were decked out with the Syndicate’s newest sponsor products from Fox […]

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Santa Cruz Syndicate Thanks SRAM for 8 years of Support

The Santa Cruz Syndicate and SRAM/RockShox brands have been synonymous with one another for 8 years, from the inception of the Syndicate in 2004 through 2011. It is with sadness and great respect that we are parting ways in 2012. This has been an incredible journey, and the partnership has helped our racers achieve an […]

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Shimano Super D Draws 30% Increase in Competitors

Overnight Rains Created Race Day Hero Dirt Irvine, Calif.(January 23, 2012) – Despite heavy overnight and morning rains, competitors amassed for round two of the Shimano Winter Series at Fontana, creating a 30% increase in sign-ups and widespread excitement. Competitorsand spectators who rolled the dice and showed up we’re treated to epic race conditions as […]

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The Breck Epic MTB Stage Race – Presented by Shimano

Stage Two – The Colorado Trail – Powered by Panache CycleWear 08.15.2011 – (Breckenridge, CO) A bit of overnight cloud cover again brought warm temps to the start. The precipitation that rolled through in the evening was just enough to compact the soil a bit with the result being luscious dirt that was super-grippy. In […]

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Tough Round Three of UCI Mountain Bike World Cup for American XC Riders

Top 10 showing in Men Under 23 for Ettinger a Highlight for U.S. Racers Windham, N.Y. – The hard, dry track at Offenburg, Germany set a relentless pace as the current leaders continued to dominate at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano this past weekend. Julien Absalon (FRANCE) took first place in […]

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American XC Riders Hold Strong During Round Two of UCI Mountain Bike World Cup at Dalby Forest

New Faces Join Top Finishers in Quest for Home Country Victories at Windham Windham, N.Y. – The challenging track at Yorkshire Dalby Forest scrambled the leader board, but allowed American XC riders to hold or bump up their rankings in the second round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano this past […]

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Pro-Am Race the World XC and Gravity East DH Announced for Windham Mountain Bike World Cup Event

Windham, N.Y. – Professional and amateur cyclists are invited to be a part of cycling history and race with the best athletes from all over the world during the Race the World cross country (XC) and Gravity East Series downhill (DH) events taking place at the 2011 Windham Mountain Bike World Cup on July 9 […]

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Jeff Bates Melanoma Fundraiser

Enter a drawing for a complete immersion into the custom bicycle scene and help support Jeff Bates battle cancer. Not only are we giving away a hand-built, one-of-a-kind Pereira Cycle, you will be flown to Portland, OR to meet the builder, Tony Pereira, for a design and fitting consultation. This will include accommodations for one […]

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American Riders Poised to Challenge the World at UCI Mountain Bike World Cup at Windham

Successes in South Africa put U.S. Riders in Strong Standings for Home Country Races Windham, N.Y. – American riders posted impressive results in the opening round of the 2011 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in PPietermaritzburg, South Africa. These strong finishes in cross county and downhill will give American audiences even more to cheer about […]

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Windham to Again Host International Mountain Bike World Cup

Top cyclists from across the globe to compete in Greene County in July Windham, N.Y. – For the second year in a row, the world’s best professional mountain bikers will converge on Windham Mountain as the resort town hosts the seventh in a series of 10 World Cup events held all over the globe. The […]

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Southridge Winters Series

Southridge Winters Series presented by Shimano heads in to Round 4 of the series, don’t forget riders that these last 2 events are double pointers. As well as bonus money for the pro class  on top of their pro pay back, for round 4. Also thousands of dollars in product, to be given to the […]

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Sette Serum Bike Review

The Sette Serum Elite’s carbon fiber frame is rigid and clean, and internally routed cables add to a minimalist appearance that further suggests the bike’s no-nonsense attitude.

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Shimano Bringing Full Cycling Line-up to DealerCamp

Thirty-four brands exhibiting so far Shimano’s marketing team has decided that DealerCamp™ is the way to go, committing to exhibit all three of its cycling brands–Shimano, PRO Bike Gear and Pearl Izumi–at the innovative outdoor demo and expo event for bicycle suppliers and retailers. Presented by Lifeboat Events, DealerCamp debuts July 29-31 at Deer Valley […]

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Shimano NAHBS Day Two and Three Report – Show Winners List

Smiles all around in final day of show, which might be remembered as Year of the Tandems RICHMOND, Virginia – The sixth annual edition of the Shimano North American Handmade Bicycle Show concluded on Sunday afternoon, 28th February. A highly successful show, with an unprecedented three tandems receiving honors at the show awards, this might […]

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Shimano NAHBS Awards Jury Named

Show award winners selected by experienced panel RICHMOND, VIRGINIA–The 2010 Shimano NAHBS Awards Jury has been assembled to determine the outcome of what is seen by some as the most prestigious competition in the cycling world: the Shimano North American Handmade Bicycle Show Awards, an annual contest held at the show, which this year is […]

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Sponsors Make it Best Year Yet for Shimano NAHBS

Media and industry express unprecedented support of handmade bicycle show INDIANAPOLIS – Blue Moon beer will be flowing at the Shimano North American Handmade Bicycle Show this year, but several other sponsors have come to the show too, which in its sixth annual edition is enjoying the most successful year to date. All 177 booth […]

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Shimano Signs as NAHBS Title Sponsor

Leader bicycle components maker positions itself at forefront of Handmade Market Summary: Shimano has signed a one-year title sponsorship deal with the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. INDIANAPOLIS – The North American Handmade Bicycle Show Inc., owner of the world’s leading custom bicycles show, has signed a one-year title sponsorship deal with Shimano American Corporation., […]

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