I recently built my Norco Revolver FS race bike up with 2×11 Shimano XTR Di2 Synchro Shift. There were a few reasons for this. Shimano came on board as a major sponsor for the Subaru-MarathonMTB.com Team, which meant I could afford this kind of premium gear. Secondly, I was in a big accident four months […]
Shimano XTR Di2 Looking Refined
Earlier this year we saw photos of the new XTR M9000 adorning the BMC of Julien Absalon. The 1×11 setup with close ratios looked sweet, perfect for XCO racing, and Absalon has clearly showed that as he wrapped up yet another World Cup title. At Euro Bike, Shimano had the BMC that Absalon rode at […]
Shimano Launches XTR Di2 – XTR M9050
After the launch of the new Shimano XTR M9000 groupset, which offers an 11 speed cassette that can be used with a single, double or triple chainring, Shimano have released an electronic version: XTR M9050 – or XTR Di2. Although many pro MTB riders are already using XTR M9000, the XTR Di2 will add a new […]
Shimano Unveil XTR M9000 – more gears, more options, more everything!
Shimano have chosen the Sea Otter Classic and the accompanying trade show to unveil the latest generation of XTR – M9000. Reportedly the most advanced XTR group set to date, the M9000 group has been completely redesigned – and offers riders more choice than Shimano have offered previously in gear range, actuation, ergonomics, chain ring […]