Seems like we said so many nice things about Shimano’s new XTR groupo that a nefarious individual decided to try it themselves. The light fingered shifter set up obviously attracted the light fingered rogue to their van while they weren’t looking. This leaves Shimano one bike short from only half a dozen prototypes they had specially built for the Austrian launch.
So if someone in leather shorts and a felt hat yodel’s to you about a really good deal on a white bike with XTR written on it then get in touch with Eduard Aguilera.
Hopefully the miscreant will end up spending more time looking through prison bars rather than the hollow bottom bracket spindle. (Ho and indeed Ho).