The tried and tested Shimano Deore XT provides the engine for the Kibo.


The Deore XT triple 26-36-48 chainset combined with the Deore 11-34 cassette provide a great gearing range for all terrain, and all hills with loaded panniers. This provides a 574% gear range with 20.7 gear inches from 1st gear and 119 inches in 27th.

"The drivetrain is the classic touring mix of a sensibly-sized triple chainset (48-36-26) and an 11-34 9-speed cassette." Cycling UK


The front Deore and rear Deore XT derailleurs deliver smooth and reliable shifting across the 27 gears.

The shifting is through Dura Ace bar-end shifters, a friction shifter controls the front chainwheel and a friction/index shifter controls the 9 speed rear cassette.

If an STI road set up is preferred for faster touring and higher gearing then drop us a line to discuss your custom build Skyelander.

The Rohloff Speedhub is also an option with both flat or drop bars, click here or email us if this is of interest.

Shimano Deore XT triple