We're pretty excited to share that we just received our first shipments of Shimano’s long-awaited XTR build kits, and they’re available for immediate delivery on RIP 9 RDO, JET 9 RDO, RKT 9 RDO, and AIR 9 RDO bikes.
Shimano’s iconic XTR drivetrain includes a 12-speed, 10-51 tooth cassette that spins on the new MicroSpline freehub body. XTR’s legendary shifting just got better with the addition of Hyperglide+ technology for the fastest, smoothest shifts even under maximum pedaling force. The Shadow+ rear derailleur with adjustable clutch keeps things quiet in the roughest sections, while the integration of I-spec EV brings a new level of clean adjustability to brake and shift lever setup. We’re mating these parts to a super light Race Face NEXT R carbon crank with 32 tooth narrow/wide, Shimano 12 speed specific ring for the ultimate in chain retention.
Our 5-Star XTR LTD kits also include carbon wheels from DT Swiss. The cross-country focused AIR and RKT builds have DT Swiss XRC 1200 wheels, and the trail oriented RIP and JET are partnered with DT Swiss XMC 1200 wheels.
Braking duties fall to the XTR brake levers and calipers, again matched to the bike in question. The RIP and JET get 4-piston trail brakes, and the AIR and RKT wear the 2-piston race brakes. All the builds feature lightweight Centerlock brake rotors.
Don’t miss your chance to be the first rider with a new, XTR Niner.