HYPERGLIDE+ Definitive shifting
Let you pedal continuously while shifting
We’ll be introducing a new drive system called HYPERGLIDE+ to kick-start the next generation of Mountain Bike riding.
HYPERGLIDE+ will let you pedal continuously while the drive system shifts gears to power you over drastically changing trail conditions from one second to the next. It will give you the support you need to seamlessly maneuver virtually all kinds of terrain as the drive system precisely judges your shifting options for continually smooth operation.
LINKGLIDE LINKGLIDE delivers seamless shifting and pedaling performance that's made to last. LINKGLIDE will support stress-free riding and ownership experiences for evolving bike types and riding styles for years to come. It is an exceptionally durable drivetrain built to stand up to persistent daily wear and provide enduring shifting and pedaling performance for multi-purpose bikes and high-torque e-bikes.
DUAL CONTROL LEVER DCL stands for DUAL CONTROL LEVER. It has brake and shifting functions in the system and enables easy operation.
Ergonomic innovation is probably more critical to the higher standard performance than the added gearing. The shift internals borrow the robustness from our MTB technology and are so smooth and effortless that one finger shifts front and rear are possible. Indeed, shifting is the ultimate act of SHIMANO TOTAL INTEGRATION, and simply has to be experienced to be understood.
RAPIDFIRE PLUS 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 freeriders. RAPIDFIRE PLUS is suited to quick shifting, giving riders the ability to downshift three gears in one stroke. RAPIDFIRE PLUS shifters from DEORE to XTR all feature 2WAY-RELEASE, which means release shifts by pull of the index finger or push of the thumb.