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Shimano Launches Mid-Range SLX Groupset and Deore XT with Di2

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NUNSPEET, the Netherlands – The launch of Shimano’s new mid-range off-road SLX groupset brings many of the performance features of Deore XT to almost every type of mountain biker. New at Shimano is also Deore XT with Di2 electronic shifting.

Shimano Launches Mid-Range SLX Groupset and Deore XT with Di2
Shimano brings the power and the technology to Deore XT level. - Photo Shimano

Provision for a wide range of MTB riding styles was the focus of the new SLX M7000 design. Three types of riders are catered for within the drivetrain options; those who favour a single chainring 1×11 set up for simplicity, those looking for an optimal 2×11 double chainring set up, or those riders needing the enhanced gear options and convenience coming with a 3×10 speed set up.

They feature Shimano’s new Dynamic Chain Engagement technology offering enhanced chain retention, driving rigidity and efficient, precise shifting. Also SLX hubs have been redesigned to provide all-weather durability and reliable performance thanks to high quality sealings and angular contact bearings.

Di2 technology lands at Deore XT level

Two years after launching the world’s first commercially available mountain bike electronic shifting system, Shimano brings the power and the technology to Deore XT level. Di2 now features wireless customization capabilities with upwards compatibility to XTR level.

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