Da surft man nichtsahnend durch die einschlÃ¤gigen Radforen. Und was endeckt man? Fotos der neuen XTR 2007. Eigentlich erst ab Samstag:
Offizielle Detailfotos von Shimano:
SL-M970 | Rapidfire
RD-M970 | Schaltwerk
ST-M970 | DualControl V-Brake
ST-M975 | DualControl Disc Brake
CS-M970 | Kassette
PD-M970 | Pedale
HB-M975 | Vorderradnabe
FH-M975 | Hinterradnabe
HB-M976 | Steckachsnabe
WH-M970 | Laufradsatz V-Brake
WH-M975 | Laufradsatz Disc-Brake
EDIT 31.03.2006 – 08:30h
Ein .pdf File von Shimano mit mehr Informationen (250kb)
Shimano to Offer First View Of â€˜07 XTR During Sea Otter
MARCH 28, 2006 â€“
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)â€”If you want to be the first to see Shimanoâ€™s upcoming M970 XTR group, check out Adam Craig, Walker Ferguson, Marie Helene Premont, Bart Brentjens and Roel Paulissenâ€™s bikes at Sea Otter. Shimanoâ€™s racers will be testing the new parts in competition, including XTR wheels, pedals, rear derailleur and shifter prototypes.
â€œPutting XTR to the test in professional competition, we are at once publicly displaying our engineersâ€™ hard work on the new group and furthering the research and development process,â€ said David Lawrence, Shimanoâ€™s marketing manager.
While the group is still in development, Shimano plans to release it to OEMs in August, meaning â€˜07 XTR could turn up on showroom floors as early as September. Product for aftermarket sales should be available at about the same time.
The most impressive feature of the upcoming group is its universality. Shifting can be with Dual-Control or Rapid Fire Plus pod shifter, rotors are available in Centerloc or 6-bolt universal mounting, rear derailleurs come with rapid-rise or traditional function, the XTR crankset adopts current XT-style chainring set-up and the new XTR pedals are cross compatible with the rest of Shimanoâ€™s off-road pedal line. Offering six-bolt disc rotors means a rider can use Shimanoâ€™s discs on any bike with any wheelset they choose.
â€œWe redesigned the Rapid Fire index finger lever so that it is accessible to your thumbs, allowing you to release cable with either finger,â€ Lawrence said about the SL-M970 RapidFire Plus Shift Lever. And it is possible to pull or release enough cable with one lever push to jump three cogs if wanted.
The tubeless ready M970 wheelset shaves 187 grams from the previous M960 wheelset through the use of a titanium freehub body, 36-notch engagement system, Scandium rim and 7075 alloy axles. And the M970 pedals are not only the first high-end off-road offering from Shimano in years, it is the first XTR level pedal ever offered. Still using standard cleats, the completely new pedal body is 25 grams lighter then Shimanoâ€™s other pedals.