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Tech Report: Pix of the new XTR

Last week, we gave you the word regarding Shimano’s redesign of XTR; today, you get the pictures. And if you’re traveling to the Sea Otter Classic this week, you’ll be able to see the revamped components first-hand adorning the bikes ridden by Adam Craig, Walker Ferguson, Marie-Hélène Prémont, Bart Brentjens and Roel Paulissen. The new Dual Release triggers look extremely adjustable, and the WH-M975 wheelset is sure to be a competitor in the high-end-wheel game. The biggest surprise may be the new Dual Control disc lever, which appears to have a radial master cylinder like the one used by

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The Dual Control lever

The Dual Control lever

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Last week, we gave you the word regarding Shimano’s redesign of XTR; today, you get the pictures. And if you’re traveling to the Sea Otter Classic this week, you’ll be able to see the revamped components first-hand adorning the bikes ridden by Adam Craig, Walker Ferguson, Marie-Hélène Prémont, Bart Brentjens and Roel Paulissen.

The XTR pedal

The XTR pedal

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The new Dual Release triggers look extremely adjustable, and the WH-M975 wheelset is sure to be a competitor in the high-end-wheel game.

The biggest surprise may be the new Dual Control disc lever, which appears to have a radial master cylinder like the one used by German brake company Magura. A radial cylinder is said to offer more braking power with less effort. It also permits a smaller, lighter unit.

The newest player in the high-end-wheel game

The newest player in the high-end-wheel game

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Stay tuned for more tech news from Sea Otter April 6-9.

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