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2012 Shimano XT Trail Pedals

2012 shimano xt trail pedals   2012 Shimano XT Trail Pedals

For 2012, Shimano has released the XT, one of the most popular mountain bike pedals on the market. Aside from protecting the binding area, its 3.75in x 2.37in oval-shaped body housing also offered a safe and wide platform for entrance and exit.

Weighing in at 202g, this lightweight pedal maintains high performance provided by its chromoly axle, revised cleat interface, and forged alloy body. The enhanced offset binders clear mud even more meticulously while the cleat is held tightly in place by its tension adjustment and easy entry system.

With much confidence and excellent control, the 2012 Shimano XT Trail Pedals is the perfect machine to handle singletrack and highly technical descents. Power and stability are enhanced by the huge integrated cage while offering superb pedal to shoe contact.

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2012 Shimano R241 Road Race Shoe

2012 shimano r241 road race shoe   2012 Shimano R241 Road Race Shoe

A new elite-level road race shoe for 2012 from Shimano is the R241. Revamping several models for 2012, Shimano has avoided the semi-custom layer offering the R241 shoe as a full-custom. This custom-fit model comes with a hollow carbon-fiber sole.


Completely moldable, the upper, the toe box, and the insole fit the contour of the rider’s feet. Heated up in the oven and vacuum fitted, spaces are reduced to further optimize comfort. On the upper strap, the shoes get a low profile buckle giving it a huge aero advantage over a standard buckle.

Weighing in at 543gl (a size 40) the 2012 Shimano R241 Road Race Shoe has incredibly flexible and soft moisture-control mesh sections and uses microfibre that is very resistant to stretching. It is available in two colors, which are blue/black and silver/black.

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2011 Shimano SLX Dyna-Sys Chainset

2011 shimano slx dyna sys chainset   2011 Shimano SLX Dyna Sys Chainset

Shimano has released the 2011 SLX triple chainset that features Dyna-Sys to make it compatible with a 10-speed drivetrains. The hollow-forged arms allowed for lighter weight. With polished arms, the SLX chainset looks neat and elegant.

Its ring is made from steel inner and aluminum outer while the middle is carbon composite with steel teeth. On the inside of the rings, the shifting pins and ramps guarantee that shifting meets the usual high Shimano standard. This means that the chainset ensures crisp and quiet shifts all the time.

From 9-speed, the 2011 Shimano SLX Dyna-Sys Chainset transitioned to 10-speed. This new chainset from Shimano features not only a reasonable price but amazing performance as well. Other features include an easy to fit Hollowtech II bottom bracket, smooth bearings, and reliable sealing.

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Shimano MO77 SPD Shoes

Shimano MO77 SPD Shoes   Shimano MO77 SPD Shoes

The new Shimano MO77 SPD Shoes are a perfect complement for even the most nit-picky rider.

It offers great comfort and at the same time protects your feet from the harsh elements that you might encounter along the road. It is made of synthetic leather and a special mesh and also features a fiberglass reinforced polymide midsole plate, making it even harder to penetrate your midsoles while riding on rough terrain.

While a bit pricier compared to other SPD shoes out on the market right now with a price tag of $99.99, the brand Shimano itself is a bankable enough name for you to trust, especially since the manufacturers took the time to work on other unique kinks on this special off-road shoe including putting a durable rubber thread to help with walking and traction and at the same time continued comfort.

What is really impressive about the new Shimano MO77…

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Pro Maxi Seatpack

pro maxi seatpack   Pro Maxi Seatpack

The new Pro Maxi Seatpack is a perfect companion for riders looking for a dependable storage pack for long rides on their bikes.

Sharing its roots from respected component maker Shimano, the makers of this great looking seatpack also shares the same qualities we all have come to love from Shimano.

Less fussy compared to other seatpacks out in the market right now, the Pro Maxi Seatpack will only take seconds to attach thanks to the velcro straps designed on the seat pack.

Visually appealing, the seatpack also greatly complements any bike’s seat post or saddle. It’s also got a 1.0L capacity, which can definitely fit a multi-tool or several tubes and tire levers. The seatpack also comes with an internal mesh pocket to keep all those small trinkets and other smaller accessories you might carry while riding.

Overall, the Pro Maxi Seatpost is a great investment for riders who…

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2011 Shimano SH-MT42NV Mountain Bike Shoes

2011 shimano sh mt42nv mountain bike shoes   2011 Shimano SH MT42NV Mountain Bike Shoes

New from Shimano is the 2011 SH-MT 42 NV Mountain Bike Shoes. With outstanding support and comfort, this leisure SPD shoe can tackle not only mountain biking but off-road adventures and on-road commuting as well.

An ideal multi-purpose trail shoe, the SH-MT 42 NV features a 2-Bolt cleat pattern that makes it compatible with Shimano SPD, Crank Brothers, Time MTB Pedals, and Look MTB. With nylon mesh panels, the bike shoes are made more breathable.

While cycling is made efficient and durable with its dual density EVA midsole, the bike shoes are still comfortable for walking. Added grip is provided by the dual compound rubber trekking-style tread for off-road or pavement walks.

Reinforced laces were added to the leather upper of the 2011 Shimano SH-MT42NV Mountain Bike Shoes, allowing for more even foot support and protection. Reflective detailing on the heel adds to the rider’s visibility.

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Shimano 2012 SLX Brakes

shimano 2012 slx brakes   Shimano 2012 SLX Brakes

2012 will be a big year for the average rider thanks to the upcoming release of the next generation of brakes from Shimano, the Shimano 2012 SLX Brakes, which now comes equipped with a 30 speed drivetrain.

The retooled brakes will definitely make MTB riders happy because of all the unique quirks and features rolled into the 2012 model. This includes cooling fins supported by a radiator for the brake pads, one new cool feature for the SLX series.

The SLX also gets to emulate another set of brakes in the form of the Shimano XTR thanks to the addition of an inline orientation for the master cylinder, which made the Shimano XTR brake series so outstanding.

The 2012 version of the Shimano brakes will also follow the one-way bleeding system to make it completely efficient and gives an extra stopping power for its user. …

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