Bike Industry News

First Look: Shimano XT Di2 and SLX 11 speed

April 14, 2016 Eric McKeegan 0

XTR M8050 In not altogether unexpected news, Shimano trickles-down electronic shifting to XT level with a new M8050 group. Before you get all excited, this stuff isn’t hitting the shelves until September 2016, so you

GEAR

Field Tested: Shimano XM9 Shoes

December 2, 2015 Justin Steiner 0

When Shimano announced the XM9 and XM7 earlier this year, I couldn’t have been more excited. These shoes looked to be perfect for cool-temperature fall, winter and spring riding. Now with a couple weeks of riding

GEAR

Field Tested: Bike travel bag comparison

October 22, 2015 Dirt Rag Magazine 0

We field tested three bags for traveling with your bike: Evoc Bike Bag, Scicon AeroComfort MTB and the Shimano Pro Bike Mega. If you’re ready to ditch the cardboard box, considering putting one of these products on your

BIKES

First Impression: Pivot Mach 429SL

March 20, 2015 Mike Cushionbury 0

The new carbon Mach 429SL from Pivot Cycles shaves half a pound off the previous frame to come in at a very respectable 5.3 pounds. Match that to 100 mm of potent dw-link controlled suspension and

COMPONENTS

Trail Tested: Shimano XTR Race brakes

March 4, 2015 Eric McKeegan 0

By Eric McKeegan The Trail version of Shimano’s excellent XTR stoppers gets all the attention, but there is a Race version that deserves some attention as well. The power and control of the Trail brakes

Bike Industry News

Shimano unveils revamped Acera line

February 28, 2015 Adam Newman 0

In its unending march of product development, Shimano has announced its latest Acera line of mountain bike and trekking components will feature many of its technologies that once debuted at a higher price point. The new