Shimano's 9-Speed Alivio, Acera and Altus MTB Groupsets Adopt Race-Inspired Features
More styles, more adventures, more discoveries to help escape the daily routine
ALIVIO, ACERA and ALTUS, Shimano’s entry level off road components, have now been upgraded with the essential features for real MTB riding. The groups adopt race-inspired designs and more user-friendly features to help inspire the next generation of riders to discover the exciting world of mountain biking.
New cranksets deliver aggressive looks and wide gear ranges
The redesigned ACERA (FC-MT300-3) crankset takes on an aggressive anodized black look with user-friendly replaceable chainrings. Together with rear derailleurs and cassettes the drivetrain features MEGA9 LITE gearing, delivering smooth and easy shifting across the 3x9 (44-32-22T and 40-30-22T) options. The ALTUS (FC-MT201) crankset also features the black anodized look while offering both 2x9 (36-22T) and 3x9 (44-32-22T and 40-30-22T) options.
Boost-standard hubs offer increased frame compatibility and stiffer wheel rigidity
MT-400 and MT-200 hubs have been upgraded with the latest Boost-standard hubs spacing bringing stiffer wheels and bigger frame compatibility to entry-level mountain biking. Both offer wider front 110mm hubs while FH-MT400-B features a rear 148mm O.L.D. hub and FH-MT200-B sticks with a 141mm QR hub.
Race-inspired levers offer greater customization with more reach adjust
ALIVIO’s lightweight, race-inspired brake lever (BL-MT400) design have cascaded down from XTR to XT, SLX and DEORE, with a 2-finger position allowing for greater control on the handlebars. A 3-finger version (BL-MT200/1) is also available in steel or alloy. The levers are designed for small hands with a reach of 75mm from the handlebar and a user-friendly reach adjustment of 25mm, allowing for greater customizability of riding preferences.
Side swing design provides efficient cable routing and added tire clearance
The redesigned side swing ALIVIO (FD-M4020) front derailleur provides more tire clearance and allows for more efficient cable routing, reducing friction and making for smoother front shifting.
Components will be available beginning in June 2018.