During the new XT/SLX launch, we sat down with Shimano’s North American Mountain Bike Product Manager, Nick Murdick, to discuss all the things. We opened it up to reader questions and got a TON of great ones, and Nick answers them all. Plus, he gives us a complete masterclass on chain lube…you’ll finish knowing more than you ever thought you should about how to properly lube your chain, what to use, and how long it lasts. It’s awesome!

Following the interview, Tyler & Watts discuss some of other things you were asking about, like Microspline availability and Shimano’s challenges with online retail pricing (it’s not as simple of a fix as you might think, and we explain why).

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