The XTR fairy (sorry, Devin of Shimano) delivered some 2011 components one night at the Downieville Classic to Adam Craig while nobody was looking (well, while most people weren’t looking).
AC (Rabobank-Giant) ended up running the new XTR Trail brakes in the race, as well as the cranks, rear derailleur and shifter from the 2011 XTR collection. For some reason AC wouldn’t let me ride his bike, but he had a couple of things to say about the new stuff.
Check out the photos to get a guided tour of AC’s XTR by AC and then check out what Singletrack.com’s tech editor Zach Vestal found out about the 2011 XTR.[nggallery id=184]