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  1. 29er Bikes
    Sometimes everything just clicks. Fit is spot on. Components are dialed. Suspension set-up is optimal. The sum is truly greater than the parts, allowing mountain bike and mountain biker to become a harmonious one where full personal potential is reached. And while I won't say total perfection is...
  2. General Discussion
    We'd all love to have a full Shimano XTR group on our mountain bike, but mixing and matching parts is a great way to go, too. Now that Shimano has three distinct 12-speed drivetrains that have interchangeable parts and will soon be available for purchase, one of the most common questions is...
  3. General Discussion
    Finally… let the mountain bike drivetrain war begin anew. After spending several years off the back of the 12-speed-wide range-1x race, Shimano can stand shifter to shifter with SRAM, following today's launch of new XT and SLX groupsets. Yes, we know that 12-speed XTR was announced last...
  4. General Discussion
    While the launch of 12-speed Shimano XTR and then XT will likely garner more immediate consumer interest, it's the new SLX group that's arguably the most important new entrant into the mountain bike component world. Like SRAM's popular Eagle GX group, SLX will deliver wide range gearing (and...
  5. General Discussion
    Here's a round-up of Mtbr's Most Read Posts of 2018. With 2018 officially in the rearview mirror, we're taking a look back at the Mtbr posts that drew the most attention during the last 12 months. Not surprisingly it was a mix of hot new bikes and tech, buying advice, and a few untimely crashes...
  6. General Discussion
    On the heels of Shimano's release of a 12-speed mountain bike drivetrain to compete with SRAM's popular Eagle line, Rotor has upped the ante even further with the launch of a 13-speed modular mountain bike/drop bar group. And yes, you read that right, Rotor 13-speed is here. Top line highlights...
  7. Misc Components
    Though it was a very small sample size, Shimano's new XTR appears to be just what you would expect - awesome. Photo courtesy Shimano/Sterling Lorence What is it Shimano's first foray into the 12-speed mountain bike drivetrain world, the new XTR M9100 group is a ground-up redesign that aims to...
  8. General Discussion
    Team Factory Yeti rider Richie Rude was one of the first Enduro riders to debut new XTR in North America. He made a splash with a victory at Round 1 of the Big Mountain Enduro in Santa Fe, NM. The new XTR is designed specifically to meet the needs of top Enduro racers like Richie. Hear from...
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