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New Shimano Dura-Ace finally breaks cover

New Shimano Dura-Ace finally breaks cover

Fitted to the Scott Addict team bike of Team DSM (Image credit: Dion Kerckhoffs, Cor Vos) The team has a longstanding relationship with Shimano (Image…

Monday, Jun 14

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Fitted to the Scott Addict team bike of Team DSM (Image credit: Dion Kerckhoffs, Cor Vos) The team has a longstanding relationship with Shimano (Image credit: Dion Kerckhoffs, Cor Vos) The rear derailleur has been given an altogether new aesthetic (Image credit: Dion Kerckhoffs, Cor Vos) However notably, a wire connected to the derailleur enters the frame (Image credit: Dion Kerckhoffs, Cor Vos) This wire confirms that Shimano won’t be fully-wireless, as many had hoped (Image credit: Dion Kerckhoffs, Cor Vos) At the moment, the groupset remains free of any Shimano branding (Image credit: Dion Kerckhoffs, Cor Vos) The images confirm a step up to 12-speed (Image credit: Dion Kerckhoffs, Cor Vos) The newly-designed front derailleur is now smaller than its forebear (Image credit: Dion Kerckhoffs, Cor Vos) The chainset is slightly more symmetrical, but it does retain the four-bolt spider design from the previous groupset (Image credit: Dion Kerckhoffs, Cor Vos) The chainset is also fitted with a power meter pod, similar to the existing R9100 groupset (Image credit: Dion Kerckhoffs, Cor Vos) More notably, we cannot see a magnet attached to the frame, the requirement of which is one of the pitfalls of Shimano’s previous system (Image credit: Dion Kerckhoffs, Cor Vos) The hoods have been amended, and are now taller than before, potentially because they needed to squeeze in wireless transmitters and a battery (Image credit: Dion Kerckhoffs, Cor Vos) With the groove on the top of the hood, it looks like the inbuilt buttons remain […]

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