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All-New Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 and Ultegra Di2 Groupsets

All-New Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 and Ultegra Di2 Groupsets

All-New Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 and Ultegra Di2 Groupsets

Shimano’s latest flagship groupsets, Dura-Ace Di2 and Ultegra Di2, are now available on Trek SLR Bikes for 2022. 

That's right we have already ordered our 2022 bikes with the new Dura-Ace Di2 and Ultegra Di2 and we will see bikes arrive within the next 3-4 weeks. So, if you are looking for a New Madone SLR 9 get in-contact with our sales team today.  

We expect our SLR 7- and 9-level bikes to be some of the first on the market with these exciting new part and due to high demand we do advise to contact us ASAP, as wait times on these bikes are normally 200 plus days due to the current shortages and demand. 

It's not just Madone's that are on the way, we will also have Emonda SLR's and Domane SLR's, so get your 2022 bike sorted with Gary's Cycles. 

Madone SLR 9 - €13,499

Madone SLR 7 - €9,999

The future of drivetrains

Dura-Ace Di2 and Ultegra Di2 feature 12-speed drivetrains that have wider range cassettes and smaller jumps between gears, allowing riders to easily find the right cadence.

Elite wireless performance

Both new drivetrains ditch shifter and derailleur wires, allowing for faster shifting and a cleaner front end.

Better brakes

Shimano adds Servo Wave to both Dura-Ace Di2 and Ultegra Di2, allowing for better pad-to-rotor clearance and delivering a simplified bleed process that’s sure to please your shop’s mechanics.

It’s been a long 5 year wait for the new Shimano Dura-Ace R9200 Group-set which see’s Shimano finally having that 12 speed semi wireless Group-set to Rival Sram on the Road Bike scene. Sram has had the head start with 12 speed group sets for road bikes which Red and Force and the recently released Rivial at a more competitive price point. So, have Shimano really delivered? 

Well not only have they released the new Shimano Dura-Ace R9200, but they have also gone one step further and released its little brother which is Ultegra R8100. So, here comes the bad news for all the people that would prefer good old mechanical, there is no mechanical-shifting Dura-Ace option, and the same goes for Ultegra. However, there is a silver lining for all the people that are still on the fence with Disc Brakes both groupsets have rim-brake options - shock and horror.

New Dura-Ace: Key updates

  • New Dura-Ace is 12-speed
  • It is 'semi-wireless' this means that we have wireless shifters which are powered by a cell battery where the we do have cables connecting the derailleurs and the battery.
  • There will be no new mechanical Dura-Ace.
  • A rim brake option remains
  • The 'standard' 53/39 is no longer, replaced by 54/40.

This launch sees the gap between Ultegra and Dura-Ace close further than ever before. Depending on the configuration the weight penalty with Ultegra will be around 300g compared to Dura-Ace

 New Ultegra: Key Updates 

  • New Ultegra is 12-speed
  • It is 'semi-wireless' this means that we have wireless shifters which are powered by a cell battery where the we do have cables connecting the derailleurs and the battery.
  • There is no new mechanical Ultegra 

Optimise battery performance and increase shifting speed, claiming an increase in shift speed of 58 per cent at the rear derailleur, 45 per cent at the front, and a battery that will last 1,000km. Apparently, the only main difference between the Dura Ace and Ultegra version is the weight The front derailleur weighs 116g (versus 96g for Dura-Ace), and the rear derailleur weighs 262g (versus 215g).

When it comes to cassettes the Ultegra version just like the Dura Ace version comes with two options 11x30 & 11x34 which will be good news for riders that like to climb. 

In terms of chains, the new Ultegra will look to its MTB section to be more specific 12-speed XT mountain bike range. Meaning Ultegra R8100 will use the CN-M8100 chain which will help with the lack of shortages in the current market.

In terms of the Disc Brakes and rotors which is always a talking point for customers.
Shimano has introduced a new Servowave technology ''When you pull a SERVOWAVE brake lever, initial pad travel is fast, so little lever movement is needed to bring the pads into contact with the rotor. The power multiplication factor then increases rapidly at the pad-to-rim contact so more of the lever stroke is used to apply greater braking power with improved control'

Basically, this offers a shorter free stroke and improved modulation. The plus side is a 10% increase in pad clearance which will help with the odd pad rubbing and the movement to MTB Bike rotors (RT-MT800) which according to Shimano results in a quieter system.

Contact Details: 
Phone - (071) 913 8060
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Email: garyscycles@gmail.com

Please note: we are receiving a large number of calls and emails, so we will do the best we can to get back to everyone as soon as possible.

All our stock is live on our website, so whatever bikes are in-stock right now, make sure you click the in-stock filter option when browsing our website to allow for a more easy shopping experience. Also just check Trek's main website for sizing guides. 

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