Kent Paulo

New Shimano Deore XT & SLX Groupsets bring 12-Speed features to Mountain Bikers

Original MTB performance groupset and best pound-for-pound groupset go 12-speed Building on the experiences of the world’s best mountain bike racers, Shimano has brought its race-winning technology to competitive and enthusiastic mountain bike riders. The new DEORE XT M8100 series, the latest iteration of the original MTB groupset, continues its legacy with high-performance features for today’s demanding and adventurous mountain bikers, available from mid-June 2019. At the same time the new SLX M7100 series, molded from the same DNA as XTR and DEORE XT, has been designed to deliver quality performance for those exploring their mountain bike calling, available from...

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Shimano GRX brings world’s first dedicated gravel/adventure Component Series

Featuring multiple options including double and single drivetrains, mechanical or electronic shifting, 11 and 10-speed drivetrains, dropper post-integration, and wide or close-range gear ratios dedicated to every style of gravel and adventure riding. Following comprehensive research, testing and development process, bringing together global feedback from riders on trails, bridleways, pavement, and paths at all levels of competitiveness, Shimano introduces a new component series known as GRX; the world’s first dedicated family of gravel/adventure components built for both fast riding and assured capability on loose surfaces. GRX offers RX800, RX600, or RX400-series components with 1x11, 2x11, and 2x10 drivetrains and...

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TIAGRA Components upgraded with improved hydraulic brake system

SHIMANO road riding groupset enhanced for entry-level riders Shimano has announced an upgraded version of its popular TIAGRA range with the promise of an enhanced cycling experience for riders new to road biking. New DUAL CONTROL (brake/gear) LEVERS (ST-4720-L/R) replace the previous non-series ST-RS405 units and now follow the pattern set by Dura-Ace, Ultegra and 105 with a slim body to house the hydraulic disc brake controls and increased adjustability for optimum bike control. The TIAGRA 10-speed shifting mechanism within the lever body has also been upgraded from the non-series levers to provide quicker rear gear shifts, allowing riders...

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Togoparts Review: MOBOT L1-1 UL2272 Certified Electric Scooter

Ever since PMDs have found their way into Singapore and onto our pavements and paths, there has been a steady stream of incidents and close calls followed by complaints and feedback by the public, and all these cases end up being investigated by the local authorities which usually end up implementing some guideline and/or regulation to try to prevent these kinds of incidents from happening again. Some may argue against these regulations and guidelines, but the vast majority of the public would gladly welcome some sort of regulation before things start to get out of control, and more serious...

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Vittoria Alloy Wheels

The only two points of contact between a cyclist and the road surface when he or she is cycling is a very thin and small piece of rubber, so therefore to ensure that our bikes are travelling in the direction that we want it to go, well at least for a huge portion of the time, tyre choice is extremely important. Just like a Formula One car, it would never come into contact with a racing track without having a set of ultra-high performance racing wheels and tyres fitted to it first, and due to the different racing conditions...

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