Tag: Shimano

Shimano release new flagship E-Bike system

The launch of SHIMANO’s new e-bike system, known as SHIMANO EP8, brings the two pillars of e-biking – the hardware and the software – up to a new benchmark in system-engineered e-bike components that can tackle everything from premium mountain biking and competition racing to trail riding, cross-country, casual MTB, […]


Fourth-tier Shimano MTB groupset brings proven 12-speed drivetrain and braking technology to the masses, with new 11 and 10-speed versions too. Shimano today (7th May) releases its latest 12-speed MTB groupset, the SHIMANO DEORE M6100 series, alongside new 11-speed SHIMANO DEORE M5100 and 10-speed SHIMANO DEORE M4100 versions to bring […]


In 2021, Shimano will celebrate a hundred years in business. The Japanese firm has built its reputation on reliability and performance, and while it felt the ship had sailed in the gravel arena for a while, last month’s GRX gravel-specific groupset announcement showed that plenty was being developed behind the […]

Shimano unveils E7000 e-bike groupset

Shimano today unveils a new e-bike groupset in its line-up, the SHIMANO STEPS E7000 groupset, designed to inspire mountain bikers to explore new grounds with up to 25km/h of assisted riding. Where Shimano’s top tier E-MTB groupset, E8000, is designed to handle aggressive riding on rugged, difficult trails with extreme […]

Canyon unveils their new Lux

Canyon is a German direct-to-consumer brand and they recently unveiled their brand new full carbon 29er race machine. The Lux has been around South Africa for quite some time and has proven itself during the grueling Cape Epic. Local rider, Erik Kleinhans was seen piloting a prototype version during the […]

The YT Jeffsy

More travel equals more fun as our bike tester ALEX MANCINI found out when he swung a leg over the latest 140mm travel YT Jeffsy 29er. IMAGES : FRANS LE ROUX YT Industries, the German direct to consumer mountain bike manufacturer, has just launched its new 2018 Jeffsy in SA, […]

Neff and Team Kross back on Shimano

Multi-time World XC champion Jolanda Neff reunited with the brand that took her to first rainbow jersey. Team Kross, home to four-time UCI Women’s Elite Team winners Jolanda Neff and Maja Włoszczowska, as well as 2016 Polish National Champion Bartłomiej Wawak and two-time European Championship silver medalist Fabian Giger, return […]


For the first time in its history CANNONDALE FACTORY RACING (CFR) will partner with SHIMANO in a move that will put the team’s elite XC Olympians including Manuel Fumic (GER), Henrique Avancini (BRA), Maxime Marrotte (FRA), and Helen Grobert (GER) on the most advanced racing technology in the component brand’s […]


With several new equipment sponsors and a strong roster including two national champs, the team prepares for 2018 World Cup DH and Enduro World Series Following a strong 2017 season that saw its riders compete in a variety of off-road disciplines, all around the world, the Giant Factory Off-Road Team […]