It was great to have the opportunity to vist the Shimano Technical Training Centre last month for some in person training. Over two days, the course covered the latest innovative Shimano products, including installation, maintenance and servicing.

A summary of the learning is below for Di2, STEPS E Bike Systems and Linkglide is below.

Di2, or Digital Integrated Intelligence has been around for over a decade. Riders have quickly come to trust its ease of use, accuracy and reliability. The latest 12 speed systems from DuraAce, Ultega, and most recently 105 offer a fantastic line up at varied price points.

“The revolutionary DI2 shifting system solves the challenges drivetrains present to the power-delivery equation in cycling. DI2 gives you instant, accurate, lighting-fast shifts the first and every time, at the push of a button. Even in the most extreme conditions, shifting is precise and controlled. You can change gear even under heavy load while climbing or accelerating. With DI2, you are in complete control”

There are some great features in the newest systems. If you have Di2 and need maintenance or fine tuning, have the latest Di2 or are interested in upgrading, then drop in to discuss the options.

Shimano Steps is one of the leading E-bike brands, it has grown and developed from the early generations into a great system that is refined in use, lighter, more powerful and with better battery capacity than ever before.

“Our premium e-bike systems come pre-installed on city bikes, cargo bikes, off-road bikes and more. We’ve got one for every lifestyle.
Designed with a comfortable ride experience in mind, our e-bike system delivers the right power at the right time to your pedal for a natural riding feel. You can stay healthy and enjoy nature, knowing you have the back-up of exceptionally smooth engine support. Engineered using world-renowned SHIMANO technology, each e-bike system consists of several components which all work harmoniously for a natural riding feel”

If you have an ebike and need servicing then do discuss your needs, the system is tunable to the individual rider to make sure it suits your needs and aspiration on the road or trail.

Linkglide offers a new adaptation to the standard mountain bike drivetrains, aimed at the E-bike, but a groupset worth considering on any bike. Durable, smooth and solid – this was a good drivetrain to experience. The shifts felt solid, and reassuring.

“Thanks to our robustly engineered LINKGLIDE technology – specifically designed to overcome the higher torque of e-bikes – you can enjoy smooth shifting under load and drivetrain durability. Whether cruising along a flat and fast stretch or slowing down for traffic lights, you can rely on SHIMANO’s premium pedalling experience – no matter the conditions or the terrain. What’s more, our exclusive LINKGLIDE technology reduces pedal shock – those annoying clunks and jumps when shifting gears – which makes it especially suited for the fast acceleration and deceleration of e-bikes”

At Revolution Cycle Sport we offer premium servicing of bikes, and with Shimano training you are assured of the highest quality workmanship and parts.

You can book online, or contact us to discuss your servicing needs.


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