FIRST RIDE IMPRESSIONS
Shimano Auto Shifts Into the Future
Riding impressions on so much stuff: all new Deore XT Di2, Auto Shift, Free Shift, EP-801 and LinkGlide. The Robots have truly arrived this time.
Gambling on the Retrogrouch - Shimano XT LinkGlide M8130
As the future rides towards wireless drivetrains, Shimano puts out a fresh cable-actuated XT drivetrain, with 11-speeds, that feels like a throwback.
LONG TERM REVIEW
Trek Rail 9.8 XT
Trek's Rail e-bike platform is smooth, powerful, and successfully walks the line between trail bike and something bigger.
Five Ten Trail Cross Mid Pro
Sharing DNA with the Trailcross XT, the Mid Pro has two key improvements: a taller, much more effective debris cuff and d30 padding on either side of the ankle.
Teardown and Service
Shimano Derailleur Clutch Service
Did you know Shimano's clutch mechanism is serviceable? This service could improve your drivetrain's performance…
1,000 KMs of TESTING
6 Months with the 12sp Shimano XT Group
Shimano's second tier group has never been closer to XTR.
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?
Squamish Shark Attack
Sid Slotegraaf shows Ricky Federau, Canadian XC world cup veteran, around some of Squamish’s finest trails.
Shimano XT M8000
“…for many, front derailleurs are now as useful as tits on a bull, but Shimano’s new FDs are damn impressive.”
Launched: New Shimano XT
“An exciting addition for DEORE XT M8000 is a 1×11 specific 11-42T cassette…”