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Bike Check: Marco Fidalogo’s XTR-Equipped Berg Cycles

Marco Fidalgo’s Berg Cycles race bike is already equipped with the all-new 11-speed Shimano XTR-group. Here we show you how Marco rides his race ready Berg Cycles.

Marco and his brand-new Berg Cycles.

Marco and his brand-new Berg Cycles.

After the first ride with the new Shimano XTR 2015 Marco Fidalgo said: “It’s an amazing sensation this new setting. From the first pedaling all the small details like the design to the synchronization of all the components specially the gears they are perfect! The breaks have more 25% of braking power compared to previous generation they are very reliable on all types of terrain. Iam very impressed and can’t wait to get back to practice and later race these new components. I’ll be using this setting this coming weekend 4th and 5th in films (Switzerland) for the 2nd round of the Enduro European championship of 2014.

His bike is equipped with a RockShox fork and shock, matching RockShox Reverb seatpost and Shimano cockpit.

His bike is equipped with a RockShox fork and shock, matching RockShox Reverb seatpost and Shimano cockpit.

The RockShox pike in front and a Shimano XTR Trail brake.

The RockShox pike in front and a Shimano XTR Race brake. Maxxis DHR II and High Roller II take care of proper grip.

With Shimano's won brand "PRO" cockpit, Marco Fidalgo is sure to steer point-on.

With Shimano’s own brand “PRO” cockpit, Marco Fidalgo is sure to steer point-on.

To make sure, he will never lose his chain, Marco Fidalgo mounted a chain guide to his 1x11 Shimano XTR crank.

To make sure that he will never lose his chain, Marco Fidalgo mounted a chain guide to his 1×11 Shimano XTR crank.

Shimano's XTR derailleur takes care of gear changes.

Shimano’s XTR derailleur takes care of gear changes.

Brand new Shimano XTR Trail brakes will slow him down properly.

Brand new Shimano XTR Race brakes will slow him down properly.

Berg Cycles Factory Team in 2014 is sponsored by Shimano , PRO , MICHELIN , ROCK SHOX , G -FORM , MET HELMETS , BLUEGRASS , MIO CYCLO , FAHER , GOLD NUTRITION , DPX RACING SUSPENSIONS , THE BICIMONTAGNA.COM and COMPEX

More information on www.bergcycles.com

Words & Pictures: Berg Cycles / Marco Fidalgo

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