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Weekly MTB News: April 7, 2021
A round-up of MTB-related team news, product releases, and more for the week of April 7th, 2021.
Welcoming Everyone: All Bodies on Bikes
All Bodies on Bikes dives headfirst into hard conversations about society’s obsession with weight, growing up fat, and issues of disordered eating. It also explores how the bicycle community can bring people together to support one another.
100 years of Shimano
As Shimano celebrates 100 years of business, we took a little time to reminisce about some favourite products from years past.
Shimano Adds New Cranksets and a Derailleur to Their Lineup
55mm chainline spacing and a shorter-cage XT derailleur are landing soon at a shop near you...
Teardown and Service
Shimano Derailleur Clutch Service
Did you know Shimano's clutch mechanism is serviceable? This service could improve your drivetrain's performance…
TEARDOWN | REVIEW
Deore M6100: (Almost) The Only Drivetrain That Matters
The price is plebeian and the promised performance is premium. A longer look at M6100 | M6120 Shimano 12-speed Deore drivetrain.
Shimano GR5 Flat Pedal Shoes Reviewed
A reasonably priced shoe from Shimano with solid construction and adequate but not overbearing grip.
Our Tour de France - Kilian Bron
Bron is the lone breakaway in this fat-tired version of the TdF
Shimano SLX Four-Piston Brake Review
"As I found with the new SLX drivetrain, the SLX brakes make it hard to justify the extra money for XT…"
Editorial: Does The Future Have Fewer Gears pt IV
The Only Drivetrain That Matters
Could the Shimano Deore M6100 12spd be the only drivetrain that really matters?
VIDEO + PRESS RELEASE
Shape Your World
Shimano and IMBA team up to bring you even more of a good thing: local trails...
Vaea Verbeeck – Still Growing
A retrospective on just how hard it is to make it to the show as an athlete on two wheels...
Thomas Vanderham - This is Home
His name is synonymous with the North Shore, but it all started somewhere less likely...check out Thomas' story with a bonus clip of some boosting and riding jank with Wade Simmons.
"Beware of the Bulldog's Comeback"
Filmed before the 2019 World Cup season, Brook and Shimano opted to delay the initial release, planned for right around the time of his injury…
Uncle Dave Reviews Ripley
2020 Ibis Ripley - Long Term Review
"I generally found myself walking away due to my mental capabilities vs. anything related to the bike..."
Northwave Raptor GTX Shoes Reviewed
The Raptor GTX prioritizes waterproofness over insulation, making it a solid choice for riders in wet climates.
Dave Goes Gucci
Ibis Ripley: First Impressions
It scoots in and out of corners so quickly, and it handles steeps so well that you forget you're on a bike with only 120mm...
This is Home: Jesse Melamed
Thankfully Jesse's parents 'dragged' him into the sport…
Riding 2020 Shimano XT in Bellingham
Shimano Introduces 12spd XT and SLX Groups
The trickle down from XTR 9100 is on but can Shimano deliver solid performance on a budget that will compete with SRAM?
This is Home: Tahnée Seagrave
"I am where I am today because I've learnt to lose…" The humble Tahnée Seagrave…
Wolf Tooth Rear Axle
Many different lengths, an optional protruding protector - and the option to make your bike easily trainer compatible in winter...
Gear of the Year
Cam McRae's Best of 2018
Cam decided to give the finger to more noble 'best of' choices like 'experiences' and go full gear whore...
Steve Peat & Nico Vouilloz - Downhill Dialogue
The two downhill legends with a fierce competitive background sit down to discuss their careers and life after…
Martin Maes: In Between The Races
Maes went down in history after winning an EWS and UCI Downhill World Cup in the same season. Follow him from Ainsa, Spain, to his final event of the year in Finale Ligure…