ALIVIO, ACERA and ALTUS, Shimano’s entry level off road components, are being upgraded with the essential features for real MTB riding, adopting race-inspired designs and more user-friendly features to provide a new way for the next generation of mountain bikers to discover the exciting world of mountain biking.
The redesigned ACERA (FC-MT300-3) and ALTUS (FC-MT210-3/2) cranksets take on an aggressive anodized black look with user-friendly replaceable chainrings.
Together with rear derailleurs and cassettes the drivetrains feature MEGA9 LITE gearing, deliver smooth and easy shifting across the 3×9 (44-32-22T and 40-30-22T) and 2×9 (36-22T) options.
Meanwhile, wheel components are upgraded with the latest Boost-standard hubs bringing stiffer wheels and bigger frame compatibility to entry-level mountain biking with wider front 110mm and rear 148mm O.L.D. hubs (ALIVIO: HB-MT400-B/FH-MT400-B and ACERA: HB-MT200/FH-MT200-B).
ALIVIO’s lightweight race-inspired brake levers (BL-MT400) follow the design cascaded down from XTR to XT, SLX and DEORE, with a 2-finger position allowing for greater control on the handlebars. A 3-finger ACERA version (BL-MT200/1) is also available in steel or alloy. The levers are designed for small hands with a reach of 75mm from the handlebar and a user-friendly reach adjustment of 25mm, allowing for greater customizability of riding preferences.
Finally for 2×9 systems the ALIVIO (FD-M4020) front derailleur redesign allows for wider tyre clearance and provides high level front shifting with side-swing action and high cable-efficiency in any of the four mounting positions.
Components will be available in stores from June 2018 onwards. See below for a selection of the components.