First Rides – XTR M9100 12-speed

A few weeks back, Shimano took me (and other media) to the mountain town of Crested Butte, Colorado for a few days of high-altitude riding on the newly-released, 12-speed XTR M9100.

Unlike the previous two generations, this newest version of XTR looks and feels like a true redesign rather than a few small updatess. Shimano is obviously embracing the 1x drivetrain, finally. And it is about time.

I reviewed the outgoing XTR M9000 group, and that might be the only time I’ve ridden an XTR-equipped bike in the last year. SRAM almost has a stranglehold on the high-end mountain bike market, and …read more

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