XT M8000 First Impressions From Monterey, CA

Last Updated - April 24, 2015

Live recording at the XT Launch Party in Monterey, CA

Join us as we chat with athletes and editors from the Sea Otter Classic

We set up shop at the XT M8000 launch party to get first impressions from athletes, media, and OEMs. We Talked some race history and XT history, local trails and of course what the new XT means for the sport of mountain biking. Interviews include Sicklines.com, Shimano athlete Cody Kelley, Enduro-MTB.com, GearJunkie.com, MTBR.com, RedKitePrayer.com and Chris Cocalis of Pivot Cycles

 

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The all new XT M8000 2x11 drivetrain on display at the launch party.

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The Kona Endurance Team takes a close look at the new 1x11 offerings of XT M8000

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Close up on the 11 speed 11-42t cassette and newly resdisgned Shadow+ Rear Derailleur. 

 

As promised, Francis from MTBR took us and about 33 others to the Demoforest Flow trail in Santa Cruz for what turned out to be one of the most amazing rides we've done in Califonia. Permagrins were in full effect throught the crowd and we left Sea Otter Classic with a bang. 

Photo Credit: Francis Cebedo

Photo Credit: Francis Cebedo