Our Shimano XTR Di2 equipped Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt is an electronic shifting-equipped boogie machine. We’ve dubbed it ‘Thundervolt’.
Most brakes don’t allow you to take everything apart and replace the small parts – but SRAM’s Guides give you that power…
“…this is the benchmark. All drivetrains either work better or worse than Deore XT. It almost doesn’t matter how good/bad this stuff is, because we’re going to have to reset the goalposts either way.”
SRAM Level Brakes share the lineage and technology of the Guide lineup, in a lighter design aimed at XC and Trail riding.
“It would be easy to not worry too much about the dawn of a new XT – but that would be a mistake…”
“…like taking Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and adding Chili Lime – the new version was even better without making me forget what was so great about the original.”
“The intricately machined brake levers – while reminiscent of a robot’s armpit – fall nicely to the finger…”
Rained out and postponed, but Joyride would live to see another day…
“Heading out onto the trail, the first thing I noticed was just how much more power modulation the Afterburner had than several other brakes I had been riding…”
The German company with the Japanese sounding name continues to make precise, durable and elegant MTB components…
“…for many, front derailleurs are now as useful as tits on a bull, but Shimano’s new FDs are damn impressive.”
“An exciting addition for DEORE XT M8000 is a 1×11 specific 11-42T cassette…”
“…I can either feather or pull, depending on how close my Oh Shit Meter is getting to the red line.”
“Would you put your XT brakes back on?” My response wasn’t instant and I paused to think about it…