Shimano gave us the chance to have a sneak peek at next year’s line-up and the news are as good as they could get. The new Deore line has been presented, probably one of the icons of the Japanese producer, and the main novelty is the Shadow Plus technology-equipped rear derailleur. So, as simple as pushing a lever, like the small one installed on the cage, chain slaps will have vanished and shifting will have stepped a level up in efficiency. The whole story about Shadow Plus can be read here.
Low-budget clients were also taken into account, Shimano having prepared for them a simple Deore Shifter, without Shadow Plus.
Things look promising as Shimano opted to fit even mid-level sets with the chain-taming technology, but the company went even further and is offering the crankset in a two-chainring version, besides the classical 3-chainring one.
So we also have two new front derailleurs, for the two versions of cranksets.
The brakes underwent some surgery as well, the caliper getting a new design. Furthermore, now they are compatible with ICE Tech rotors, making way to a an entirely new efficiency level of braking, and the three sizes in which they will be available (160, 180, 203mm) can only be added value to this set.
Last but not least, the MT35 wheelset will be included in the new Deore line-up. Shimano made them available in all three sizes that are currently on the market, 26 inch, 27.5 inch and 29 inch, with 24 or 28 spokes and with the classical quick release system or the 15mm axle.
The new products will hit the market in august of this year, but pricing is yet to be set.