Transmission wear on SHIMANO DEORE XT and DEORE electric bikes will no longer be a problem thanks to LINKGLIDE technology.
With the rapid growth of e-bikes and different riding styles, “drivetrain durability” has become a topic of debate. Shimano, noticed wear due to shifting under torque.
The Japanese company developed a new LINKGLIDE technology that resulted in a new era of durable transmissions as well as improving the overall performance of each component and pedaling.
DEORE XT (1×11 speed) and DEORE (1×10 speed) with the new LINKGLIDE technology are designed for use on a wide variety of bikes and different riding styles, but especially suitable for high torque electric bikes.
An optimized tooth profile and derailleur gate will keep the chain on versions of the bike, and keep chain jumps at the limit for longer.
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Costumers will also benefit from smoother shifting, down and up, and reduced pedal impact, especially suited to the brisk acceleration and deceleration of e-bikes.
Why did Shimano decide to update?
DEORE XT and DEORE with LINKGLIDE technology are not compatible with other Shimano drivetrains. That’s where updating the entire LINKGLIDE chain comes in: cassette, rear derailleur, shifter and chain (optional). However, this will not only ensure smooth shifting and pedaling performance for years to come, it will also help retain the value of the e-bike and keep it looking new.
It should be noted that the HYPERGLIDE + transmissions are specifically designed to be light, however with the LINKGLIDE technology the bikes will be a little heavier but more durable.
Written by | Gabriel Sayago