April 19, 2012
Not everyone can afford Saint. And nobody can afford to keep landing on it from unsuccessful jumps, so Shimano has come out with Zee, it’s new downhill groupset aimed at the more amateur downhill enthusiast. (Wasn’t that what Hone did last time?) Anyway, it costs less than Saint, weighs in a little more, but has much of the technology, like IceTech rotors and ShadowPlus rear mechs.
Here’s a quick run-through of the new Zee prices
Bottom Bracket 29.99
Chainsets – HollowTech II – Includes bottom bracket cups (165-170-175mm available)
For standard 68-73 mm BB shell width. 36T ring only. £109
Cassettes – 105 narrow range £53. SLX wide range £55
ZEE – M640 SS – Shadow+ – short cage – 23-28T close ratio £69.99
ZEE – M640 SS – Shadow+ – short cage – 32-36T wide ratio £69.99
Gear shifters – Rapidfire pods (pair) 2-way release £34.99
Disc brake – fully-bled Lever, hoses, and Calliper – custom fit £144.99 an end.
CentreLock rotors £24.99-£34.99. Six bolt rotors £19.99-29.99
Hubs – £54.99 rear (12mm x 135, 142 and 150). Front hubs £44.99