Power through with fast, smooth shifting
SHIMANO’s HYPERGLIDE+ technology revolutionizes shifting performance, delivering the world’s smoothest, most precise shifting in all riding conditions. Standard on all 12-speed Shimano drivetrains, HYPERGLIDE+ transforms the way we ride by eliminating hesitation and allowing shifts to occur instantly without the need to reduce pedaling force. With seamless shifting, riders experience smoother pedalling and increased confidence, allowing them to think less about shifting and more about the trail ahead.
Change gear quickly and confidently in any situation, on any terrain, without the need to come off the gas or time an easy pedal stroke with your shifts. HYPERGLIDE+ delivers fast, flawless shifting for maximum performance.
Smooth, Strong, Sustainable
LINKGLIDE drivetrain technology features uniquely profiled cassette teeth for smooth, seamless shifting and a more comfortable riding experience . Tooth profiles have been optimized and matched to the chain geometry for reduced pedal shock while upshifting and downshifting.
Durability has been significantly improved thanks to increased thickness at the base of the LINKGLIDE cassette teeth, minimizing the short-term degradation that causes performance loss and chain skips. Whether you're on an everday journey or venturing out for an all-terrain adventure, LINKGLIDE provides shifting performance and peace of mind to help you focus on the ride.
Less brake fade, absolute control.
ICE TECHNOLOGIES can be found throughout the braking system, keeping the brakes cool and the feel consistent. An aluminum core sandwiched between stainless steel helps heat dissipation in the discs, as does the finned design of the brake pads.
Together, these improvements result in a temperature drop of 150 degrees Celsius when compared to an ordinary, non-ICE TECHNOLOGIES system. This gives you less brake fade, reduced wear, maintained power and absolute control.
Consistent braking on long, steep downhills
Reliable performance in all conditions
2-piston (XC) or 4-piston (enduro)
SHIMANO e-Bike Systems
Designed with the complete ride experience at the forefront, SHIMANO e-bike systems deliver the right power at the right time for pedal assist with a natural ride feel. Innovative hardware is merged with advanced software to provide fluid and intuitive power delivery, while efficient design of the drive unit maintains standard MTB geometry to improve handling characteristics.
Engineering integration between STEPS e-bike systems and SHIMANO components allows for enhanced riding experiences on the trail. It's mountain biking, only further.
E-TUBE PROJECT App
Get the most out of your riding experience
Every ride is different. Every rider is unique. From dry, dusty days through to wet and dirty rides, your favorite trails change with the seasons. Sometimes you want to shred hard and fast, and occasionally it’s time to cruise. Our E-TUBE PROJECT Cyclist app connects you to your bike and gives you the power to customise your ride before you even buckle up your helmet. Control everything, from the amount of assist to the levels of AUTO SHIFT WITH MANUAL OVERRIDE. Simply tweak the settings to match your riding style and your own preferences from the app. You can also save your preferences on two different profiles and switch between them on your ride.
By providing 15 modes of customization via FINE TUNE mode (EP801 / EP600), the ability to tweak your AUTO SHIFT WITH MANUAL OVERRIDE and FREE SHIFT setting for DEORE XT Di2, and allowing you to update firmware wirelessly, the app provides the highest levels of control and freedom when it comes to making the ride your own.
Gear shifting without the pedaling.
This technology enables shifting when coasting or freewheeling to avoid getting caught out when the trails present the unexpected. This leaves you free to concentrate on putting the hammer down when the time comes.
FREE SHIFT delivers pedal-free gear shifting by ensuring the rotation of the chainring is synched with the rear derailleur when changing gear.
You have the options to control FREE SHIFT automatically via a compatible SHIMANO STEPS and Di2 system, or manually.
Always in the right gear.
Keep your ride smooth and efficient by automatically selecting the right gear without you having to think about it. Whether ascending, descending or rolling to a stop, you'll find AUTO SHIFT has selected the correct gear to get you pedalling again. This means you're free to focus more on your surroundings and less on changing gears.
AUTO SHIFT is a forward-thinking sensor technology in combination with LINKGLIDE technology that monitors your riding to measure cadence, torque and speed to seamlessly move you into the best gear for the conditions.
AUTO SHIFT's algorithm also helps spread the load on your drivetrain, ensuring it doesn't wear out so quickly.