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Review: Shimano SLX Shadow Plus Mech

We put the SLX clutched mech through its paces. Turns out it's mid-range in everything but performance.

Review: Shimano SLX Shadow Plus Mech
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SRAM XO1 Officially Launched

Finally we may all be able to afford the benefits of SRAM's proven single ring technology...

SRAM XO1 Officially Launched
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SRAM XX1 11-speed groupset unveiled

SRAM claim single-ring groupset is "simpler, lighter and more durable than any other"

SRAM XX1 11-speed groupset unveiled
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SRAM XX1 - brand new groupset released

SRAM release new XX1 groupset - will it be 1x10 or 1x11?

SRAM XX1 - brand new groupset released
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SRAM to go 11-speed and new magnetic chain ring?

Our predictions for SRAM's new XX1 groupset. 11-speed, clutch rear mech, magnetic chainring teeth and no chain device

SRAM to go 11-speed and new magnetic chain ring?
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New Shimano Saint and Zee groupsets launched for 2013

All-new Saint groupset developed with Aaron Gwin along with the introduction of a more affordable Zee

New Shimano Saint and Zee groupsets launched for 2013
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Shimano SLX groupset 2013 unveiled

New SLX groupset gets Shadow Plus clutch rear mech, while Shimano also lift the lid on new mountain bike wheels

Shimano SLX groupset 2013 unveiled
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SRAM 2012 on video: A close look at what's new

A closer look at everything new from SRAM for 2012

SRAM 2012 on video: A close look at what's new
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Eurobike 2011: SRAM X5 makes 2x10 affordable

SRAM used Eurobike to launch to the world its brand new X5 groupset, which makes the leap to 2x10 now more affordable than ever before

Eurobike 2011: SRAM X5 makes 2x10 affordable
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Shimano XT 2012 in photos

Our favourite Shimano groupset, Deore XT, celebrates its 30th birthday this year and the updates to the 2012 groupset are worthy of any such landmark

Shimano XT 2012 in photos
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SRAM X.0 DH revealed

SRAM has just released details of its new downhill groupset, the SRAM X.0 DH.

SRAM X.0 DH revealed
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Shimano XT 2012 groupset announced

Shimano has this week announced news of its new XT groupset for 2012, which marks its 30th birthday this year and the latest iteration is...

Shimano XT 2012 groupset announced
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Shimano release new cyclo-cross groupsets

Shimano ups its cyclo-cross offering for 2012 Includes these smart new cantilevers It’s hard to ignore the increasing popularity of cyclo-cross, whether it’s the racing side of...

Shimano release new cyclo-cross groupsets
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Shimano Deore and SLX updated for 2012

Shimano SLX brakes get upgrade with Servo Wave tech New affordable trail pedal Dyna-Sys appears at Deore level for 2012 Last week in a hotel somewhere near Birmingham...

Shimano Deore and SLX updated for 2012
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Shimano XTR 2011

Here it is, what you’ve all been waiting for (apart from those leaked images on the web), Shimano’s brand new XTR groupset. Following the release of...

Shimano XTR 2011
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SRAM X.0 2011

For 2011 SRAM introduces 2×10 to its X.0 groupset. The groupset features a new rear derailleur, trigger shifters and an all new 2X10 crankset with front...

SRAM X.0 2011
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Shimano XT/SLX Dyna-Sys launched

For 2011 Shimano makes the leap to 10-speed with the introduction of an extra sprocket on its XT and SLX groupsets. Shimano is calling the technology...

Shimano XT/SLX Dyna-Sys launched
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Shimano Alfine goes to 11

The transmission buzz may be all about 10-speed for 2010, but Shimano is going one better with a perhaps surprising component. The 2011 Alfine internal...

Shimano Alfine goes to 11
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SRAM XG999 cassette released

One of the most interesting components of SRAM’s incredibly light XX groupset was the cassette, which employed a unique one-piece construction approach borrowed from SRAM’s...

SRAM XG999 cassette released
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All-new Shimano Deore unveiled

Here we are with details of the all-new Shimano Deore components that will apparently reach the shelves this June.

All-new Shimano Deore unveiled
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SRAM XX

SRAM has announced that it’ll be launching an all-new groupset, dubbed SRAM XX, in summer 2009. That would put it in the 2010 model year....

SRAM XX
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Shimano SLX

Keen groupset observers (and we’re sure that there are some) will have noticed that Shimano’s been paying a lot of attention to the high end...

Shimano SLX
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Shimano Yumeya

XTR not ostentatious enough for you? Fear not, for Shimano has introduced a new line of aftermarket enblingerisation gizmos for its top-flight groupset. The...

Shimano Yumeya
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Farewell front mech, hello HammerSchmidt

Whisperings of something big from the SRAM empire have been around for some months now, although until quite recently information has been sketchy. Some things...

Farewell front mech, hello HammerSchmidt
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