SRAM’s wireless gruppo Red eTap released

August 26th, 2015 by Canadian Cycling Magazine | Posted in Components, Gear Reviews, News | No Comments »

On Wednesday, at Eurobike, SRAM revealed just what the pros have been testing: SRAM Red eTap.


First ride on the Shimano XTR Di2 group

June 30th, 2015 by Brad Hunter | Posted in Components | No Comments »

I think the Shimano XTR Di2 groupset is one of the greatest developments to happen to the mountain bike, so far. I first saw the electronic gruppo in July 2014 at the BC Bike Race.


Shimano XT Deore M8000: First look and ride

May 8th, 2015 by Andre Cheuk | Posted in Components, News | No Comments »

Shimano’s original, and still most important, mountain groupset, the XT Deore M8000, has been overhauled with trickle-down tech from XTR. Key among the updates is the increase to 11-speed, and front shifting that is […]


New Shimano Deore XT M8000 groupset goes to 11

April 17th, 2015 by Canadian Cycling Magazine | Posted in Components, News | No Comments »

Shimano has released a new Deore XT M8000 groupset. Changes to the second-tier mountain bike components include an 11-speed cassette, updated bottom bracket and redesigned shifters and pedals.


Shimano XTR Di2: First look at the new electronic off-road groupset

June 3rd, 2014 by Andre Cheuk | Posted in Components, Gear Reviews, News | No Comments »

Just prior to this year’s Sea Otter Classic, Shimano took the wraps off a completely revised flagship XTR groupset that once again comes in race and trail option.  They held back the announcement of […]


SRAM releases X1 drivetrain

May 2nd, 2014 by Canadian Cycling Magazine | Posted in Components | No Comments »

On Friday, SRAM demonstrated further commitment to the single-chainring drivetrain with the introduction of the X1 gruppo. Features from the XX1 and X01 groups have trickled down to the X1, which offers high-end technologies […]


SRAM Force CX1 takes company’s single-ring system to cyclocross

March 11th, 2014 by Canadian Cycling Magazine | Posted in Components | No Comments »

SRAM has released a new cyclocross groupset, the SRAM Force CX1, which draws upon the single-chainring system of some of its mountain bike series. A rider can choose from five sizes of chainring: 38-, […]