Long lasting performance
LINKGLIDE SHIFTING TECHNOLOGY
Shimano LINKGLIDE sets a new standard for smooth and reliable shifting. Its robust original design delivers far greater durability and smooth shifting for long-lasting performance.
3X More Durable
Drivetrain durability is essential for high torque e-bikes and daily riders who might ride in the same gear for months or years at a time. LINKGLIDE provides smooth and decisive shifting that lasts longer than ever before.
LINKGLIDE's re-designed cassette teeth have a substantially thicker base and a unique chamfer that drastically improves wear resistance in high torque applications. This increase in cassette durability prolongs smooth driving performance and lengthens the amount of time before chain skips caused by wear start to happen.
Robust Teeth Design
A major advantage of the LINKGLIDE platform is that the robust teeth
shape provide excellent durability and improved wear resistance.
This is very important because riders who often buy bikes at this level, choose bikes with gearing but may forget to shift or maintain their bikes as often as they should.
LINKGLIDE provides smooth shifting while pedaling for a consistent and
confident ride experience.
LINKGLIDE's optimized gear gate design makes shifting smoother with significantly less shock.
LINKGLIDE delivers up to three times smoother performance by improving the chain's flow between cogs. This smoother handoff reduces the stress of shifting shock for more seamless and enjoyable riding.
LINKGLIDE's optimized shifting gate design that creates a smoother
handoff between cogs to avoid the jumps that can impact shifting and
This design improvement is especially pronounced on outward shifts where pedaling shock is more noticeable due to the larger forces involved.
Simple structure with narrow brake lever clamp bandMore space on handle bar and cleaner appearance.
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Mountain bikers have used RAPIDFIRE PLUS since 1985. RAPIDFIRE PLUS is still a winning choice from a wide range of riders from XC racers to free riders. RAPIDFIRE PLUS is suited to quick shifting, giving riders the ability to downshift three gears in one stroke. RAPIDFIRE PLUS shifters from SHIMANO DEORE to XTR all feature 2-WAY RELEASE, which means release shifts by pull of the index finger or push of the thumb.
RAPIDFIRE PLUS MONO LEVER provides intuitive and simple front control that empowers riders to shift both up and down with a single lightweight and compact lever.
RAPIDFIRE PLUS MONO LEVER’s simple and intuitive lever operation allows riders to shift both up and down with a single lever. It supports front double shifting with natural finger positioning and intuitive shifting operation while maintaining a solid grip on the handlebar.
2-WAY RELEASE functionality delivers instantaneous push & pull movements to help riders respond quickly and accurately to rapidly changing conditions.
The OPTICAL GEAR DISPLAY tells you which gear position is selected while riding your bike. You can see how many gears you can select either on the low side or top side, which makes shifting control easier.
The RAPIDFIRE PLUS shifter release lever is commonly called a trigger because it is operated like a pistol, by pulling toward the grip. The release lever of RAPIDFIRE PLUS shifters from SHIMANO ALIVIO to XTR can be operated in this same manner but adds the ability to activate a release shift by pushing with the thumb.
OPTISLICK cables feature a minimal and uniform electrically coated layer that improves cable routing efficiency and provides excellent corrosion resistance.
- Horizontal movement follows the chain direction
- Smooth & efficient front shifting effort
Improved Routing Efficiency
Cable Route Efficiency
More tire clearance for larger wheels
- No linkage behind seat tube
- Freedom to reduce chainstay length
50% More Powerful Outward Shifting
Wider Chainstay Angle Increases Traction Range
Because the moving pivot section is set at a higher position and combined with a shorter link, the rigidity is higher; so quick and light shifting is possible.
SPECIAL GEAR TEETH FUNCTION
It gives more chain retention and smoother pedaling - even over bumpy terrain. Chain retention of any gear will reduce abrasion and wear out.
Hollow forged crank arms
SHIMANO’s advanced forging technology has solved the problem through the HOLLOWTECH crank.
Just like high quality frame tubing, a hollow crank arm can provide amazing strength and rigidity at very lightweight.
Providing the best balance of stiffness, strength, weight and rotating performance
HOLLOWTECH technology is an ultra-lightweight hollow crankarm created by SHIMANO with the company’s own proprietary forging technology that also maintains rigidity. The addition of HOLLOWTECH II technology integrates the bottom bracket axle with the right crankarm for more stiffness and a weight savings to achieve a high-dimensional balance. Its outboard bottom bracket bearing system provides better weight distribution and more pedaling stability, allowing for more efficient power transfer.
The HOLLOWTECH II crankset has been developed by pursuing the optimum balance of stiffness & rotating performance in a lightweight and beautiful crankset design.
24 mm diameter axle and bearings
What’s important is the total balance of crankset
High Precision Sealing
24 mm diameter axle and bearings provide optimum balance for the crankset
Less distraction quiet drivetrain
Simple solution for chain drop
Low profile design (Top gear position)