Shimano 2014: New Alivio

by Chipps 7

Shimano’s Alivio groupset has been completely loved-up by the Japanese giant and it gets split in two different versions to reflect the different uses of this entry-level group. One group will appear on ‘trekking’ and town bikes, while mountain biking gets its own.

Alivio remains nine speed, but gains a Shadow rear derailleur (without a clutch). The chainset is very styled and gets a compact triple ring spread of 40/30/22T, shifted over by a compact front derailleur. The Alivio level brakes are also upgraded with recent Shimano goodies like one-way bleeding. The 9-speed cassette is available in four different gearing options (11-28T, 11-32T, 11-34T, 12-36T).

So, it all looks pretty good for entry-level bikes and those on a small budget.

Comments (7)

  1. Usual Shimano I kale down making a mockery of splashing loads on top end stuff. Except those integrated brakes/gears, which look gopping.

  2. Should be ‘Shimano trickle down’. Flippin’ autocowwreck.

  3. That crankset looks lovely

  4. The crankset does look good and the arms probably weigh about 30g more than XT. 3 ring is just not cool for most any more though.

  5. Cool? Really?
    Not the biggest selling point at this price level; more the ease of getting up hills for the newbies.

  6. Still 104bcd on the cranks? If that’s a 30t 4 arm, looks like it could be another BCD to consider.

  7. Very nice, will be very interested in the price.

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