Shimano's Aliviocomponent series has until now been reserved for the trekking sector. For this year, however, the group has been relaunched and presented next to the Deore xtadding SLX and the Deore also in two versions. That's how it is Alivio in the future for trekking use but also for mountain bikes.
First thing at the Alivio mountain bike group is the new, fresh design. Compared to their predecessors, they are characterized by the significantly more aggressive look and flatter profiles of the individual components - no wonder, the Alivio MTB no longer make any compromises with regard to trekking use. But a lot has also happened technologically. So Shimanos are now used on the rear derailleur Shadow– Technology to use. For higher value groups like SLX or Deore have been in use for many years Shadow-rear derailleurs show their full strength, especially with a more aggressive driving style. Due to the extremely flat profile and the construction with uniform spring tension, the rear derailleur cage does not hit the chainstay even in rough terrain.
An integrated shift/brake lever makes things easier at the new one Alivio the service noticeable and should also ensure a clean, ensure a clean cockpit by tightening the brake line and gear cable be discharged side by side and in parallel. Thanks to the optical gear indicator, which is also new, the driver can always see at a glance which gear he is currently in. Alternatively, however, individual shift levers are also available. Matching these levers brings the Alivio Mountain bike group with hydraulic disc brakes One-way bleeding and simple, clean funnel venting with. The 9-speed cassette comes in four different gradations: 11-28T, 11-32T, 11-34T and 12-36T.
For many years, Shimanos Alivio also a reliable partner on countless trekking bikes. Where previously compromises had to be made in favor of mountain bike skills, the new ones show up Alivio Trekking components are now flawless representatives of their kind. Compared to the mountain bike version, the developers of the trekking components placed particular emphasis on easy handling with low operating forces, ergonomics and a round, clean design. The rear derailleur is one of the clearest examples of this specific focus on the area of application, as the Shadowtechnology and uses a double-servo pantograph rear derailleur. The cranksets with either 48-36-26 or 44-32-22 teeth are available with and without a trouser protection ring and are all suitable for the use of chain cases. At the back there is a 9-speed cassette with either 11-28, 11-32 or 11-34 teeth.
Nexus Inter 8
In addition to the Alivio Shimano has also refreshed the rest of the trekking sector. The Nexus Inter 8 has had a complete facelift and the gear hub is now available in black and silver. The matching hub dynamo delivers 1,5 watts. The hub dynamos of the Deore xt have been revised. These are 125 grams lighter and, depending on the variant, also have one center lockMount for brake discs.