HYPERGLIDE+ is the culmination of decades of Shimano drivetrain engineering and innovation. We started with UNIGLIDE technology that introduced new cassette teeth shapes that drastically improved shifting. Then we took it one step further, pioneering shift ramp technology and delivering fast and reliable shifting up the cassette with the HYPERGLIDE system. By adding ramps into the cassette shapes, the HYPERGLIDE system keeps the chain engaged with both cogs when shifting up from one to gear to the next. This leads to lighter, faster gear changes.
Now, building on Shimano’s proven engineering expertise, we’ve further revolutionized shifting performance again with HYPERGLIDE+. Utilizing new ramp designs and chain technology, HYPERGLIDE+ guides the chain both up AND down the cassette for the smoothest shifting in both directions, even under the most extreme pedaling load. That means you can shift with confidence in any situation, on any terrain. No need to pull off the gas or time an easy pedal stroke with your shifts. Hammer away and count on HYPERGLIDE+ for flawless shifts so you can keep accelerating without hesitation.
An integral part of the HYPERGLIDE+ shifting performance comes from the reimagined chain design and construction. We’ve extended the chain’s inner link plates to create a secure connection between the chain and cassette gear teeth. By increasing the surface area of contact, we’ve reduced chain vibration normally caused by the inner and outer chain plates rolling onto the cogs. This results in better chain engagement, stronger retention, and more efficient pedaling on varying terrain.
HYPERGLIDE+ is transforming the mountain bike experience. We can spend more time in the moments that make mountain biking special. Ride and shift with confidence, knowing HYPERGLIDE+ will answer with a reliable, smooth, seamless click to the next gear.