Shimano MW7 Winter Boots

The wettest winter on record was the best time Chipps could have picked to test this classic of a winter boot

March 22nd, 16 0 3,023 Categories: Shoes


Shimano XTR Di2 drivetrain

It’s at the tippy top of Shimano’s tree – an XTR Fairy, if you will. But is it a Good Fairy Godmother? We wave our wand to see

December 13th, 15 0 6,530 Categories: Drivetrain

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Review: Shimano AM41

They’ve been going a while – do the AM41s still hold up?

December 11th, 15 0 4,685 Categories: Recommended, Shoes


Review: Shimano Saint

Big stoppers for big bikes, but how do they stand up to our testing?

November 7th, 15 0 10,226 Categories: Brakes


Shimano M163 Shoes

Are these the best shoes Shimano have ever made?

September 17th, 15 1 5,295 Categories: Bits, Recommended, Shoes


Shimano XT brakes.

What makes stoppers from the big S so good? Jenn explains

July 26th, 15 3 18,552 Categories: Brakes, Recommended

The XTR Race chainset.

2015 XTR Race drivetrain

Flagship 2015 Shimano groupset – worth the cash?

May 7th, 15 7 14,231 Categories: Drivetrain

This, right here, is trickledown in action.

Shimano Deore drivetrain and brakes

Budget-only groupset option, or a cheap and cheerful upgrade?

March 5th, 15 1 11,462 Categories: Brakes, Drivetrain


Shimano XT drivetrain

One step down from Shimano’s top-end, racer-only XTR marque is the only difference weight and aesthetics?

February 6th, 15 0 2,774 Categories: Drivetrain, Recommended

Chain rings-4

Shimano XTR Race

How did the top of the range Shimano XTR Race Crankset fare

January 27th, 15 0 2,092 Categories: Drivetrain

Low slung and cavernous

Shimano Hotaka H35 daypack

Need a daypack large enough to get lost in? Look no further!

July 17th, 14 1 3,252 Categories: Luggage

Chain rings-5

Shimano SLX

This SLX double chainset is a perfect example of a no-nonsense chainset that runs on a reliable, but simple, bottom bracket and it does the job with little fuss.

May 12th, 14 0 3,282 Categories: Drivetrain, Recommended


Shimano Deore XT 27.5in Wheelset

A complete bargain for all-round Mountain Biking™. As long as you’re unlikely to need to switch axle standards often, these will serve you well.

April 29th, 14 0 3,626 Categories: Uncategorized, Wheels


Shimano XTR groupset.

If you can afford it, then it’ll certainly go the extra mile with and for you.

September 30th, 13 3 4,233 Categories: Uncategorized

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