First victories for Prototype XTR 2007
Within the first two weeks after supplying prototype XTR components to some professional riders, Shimano can already celebrate three victories:
Sea Otter Classic
Adam Craig of Team Giant and Walker Ferguson of Team Scott/Spinner won the Sea Otter Classic pro short track events in California USA, riding 2007 prototype XTR. Adam Craig rode the new XTR Dual-Control Levers (DCL) and low-normal derailleur while Walker Ferguson rode the all new XTR RapidFire Plus shift levers and high-normal rear derailleur.
World Cup Curacao
The weekend before, the 2006 World Cup cross-country season – presented by Shimano XTR – opened on the island of Curacao. Bart Brentjens (Team Ralf Denk-Giant) beat world champion Julien Absalon after a challenging race. Brentjens was riding prototype XTR wheels and pedals that were supplied to him just the night before.
The new Shimano XTR will be available in the market from October 2006.