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Podcast #087 – Shimano Explains the new GRX 12-Speed Gravel Group

shimano GRX podcast interview with product and brand managers

While at the new Shimano GRX 12-speed gravel bike group launch, we sat down with the product and brand managers responsible for helping bring it to life to talk about what’s changed, what didn’t (and why), and how the group has evolved to fit the needs of modern gravel riders.

We also discuss the global gravel scene’s evolution, how Shimano fits into it, their new wheels and freehub standards, and the usual assortment of tech geekery.

Check our launch coverage for all the tech details, and Zach’s post for actual weights for the complete 1x group, and stay tuned for our first impressions from the camp.

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