More 12-speed kit from Shimano (but it’s not a groupset)

More 12-speed kit from Shimano (but it’s not a groupset)

Shimano has added a small selection of 12-speed components to its STEPS e-bike system, updated firmware to allow riders to control their power units via the buttons on Di2 shifters, and added a couple of other interesting options to its range. Shimano XTR M9100 groupset first ride review Shimano’s massive 10spd cassette is backwards compatibility done right 12-speed you say? Don’t get too excited, this isn’t a new groupset, but rather a range of STEPS-specific chainrings. These include 34t, 36t and 38t MTB options, plus a 42t aimed at “e-trekking” bikes, i.e. electric hybrids. Shimano has yet to trickle 12-speed down from XTR level or offer it on the road so, for the time being, there probably isn’t going to be massive demand for 12-speed e-bike bits. All that changes of course if more affordable 12-speed groupsets are announced down the line. STEPS now integrates with Di2 Charge your e-bike ...

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