About the brand
Shimano is a Japanese multinational corporation. It manufactures bike parts, fishing gear, and rowing equipments, as well as golf supplies till 2005 and snowboarding gear till 2008.
On the MTB equipment hierarchy chart, Shimano Altus is slightly above Tourney. Despite the fact that Altus is popular as a base level part, this is the start of performances oriented gears and other components. All these parts are light in weight and good in design. Shimano Altus' origins remain same, and new designs have a direct bearing on performances. Moreover, the Altus groupset includes everything from derailleurs to shifters to crankset, brake, and bottom bracket. This groupset, is on both entry and middle-level MTBs and hybrids. Moreover, has been on the marketplace for a long time. Also, it has received regular modifications to achieve maximal performance at a reasonable price.
Shimao Altus comes with a variety of features. These features actualize bike geometry for good agility, stress-free shifting/braking operation, and the ability to operate the bike as desired. The new ALTUS provides identity ownership, improved features and look.
shimano altus derauilleurs
In terms of the groupsets, altus derailleurs is the most desired and scrutinized when purchasing a bicycle. Also, Altus derailleurs of its series are available in 7, 8, and 9-speed configurations. Front derailleurs are available in two styles: down swing and the top swing. The down swing design is the old variant, which is longer and vertical, while the top swing design is shorter and more compact. Both derailleurs support up to 3x9 speed combos.
Shimano Altus' rear derailleur is a compact and light in weight part with 9-speed adaptability. Both the front as well as rear derailleurs use a variety of shifter/brake lever components to operate the gears. The EZFire Plus comes included with 3 speed shifters i.e 7, 8 and 9, as well as analog gear indicators. Moreover, the latest Rapid Fire plus shifter in Altus are 9-speed gear compatible and available as gear shifters only, not as a brake lever combo.
Brakes and performance
V-Brake, Mechanical Disc Brake, and Hydraulic Disc Brake are also part of the Altus groupset. The innovative 3x9-Speed Altus crankset comes with well engineering for smooth cycling. The Altus-specific bottom brackets and cassette sprocket have also become efficient in terms of shape and weight. Thus, resulting in improved performance.
Shimano Altus groupsets are the initial step toward performance-oriented cycling. The new series has received a significant appearance and performance update. These are a result of numerous inspirations from their top-level Acera/Alivio parts. So, an MTB equipped with Altus components will provide the rider with a comprehensive experience.