First Look: Shimano 105 11-speed group

Parts

Trickle-down shiftonomics hits Shimano’s 105 group with new 5800-series 11-speed group.

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First Look: Shimano launches hydraulic road, cross brakes for non-electric group

Parts

Shimano has announced the release of their first hydraulic road and cross disc brake system for use with mechanical shifters, the ST-RS685 levers and BR-RS785 calipers.

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Announced: Shimano unveils new WH-RX830 road disc wheel

News Wheels

Shimano unveiled its WH-RX830 carbon wheelset that not only features disc brake capability, but is tubeless compatible as well. The new wheels on a Shimano’s proven 17mm wide tubeless carbon laminate rims, along with Ultegra level hubs with a CenterLock rotor mount that are both 10 and 11 speed compatible.

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Bikes of the WorldTour: What teams are riding what

Race Coverage Video

Most riders of the 2014 professional peloton will have at least two bikes at their disposal, an aero road bike and a lighter climbing option. Some will also have frames specifically designed for the cobbled classics. Here’s a rundown of who is riding what.

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Spotted: New Shimano compact multi-sport camera

Gear News

The new CM-1000 Sport Camera is the first product from Shimano’s Lifestyle Gear Division. Claimed weight is 86 grams including battery and lens cover — and it’s waterproof up to 10 meters straight out of the box, no external case necessary.

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Spotted: Shimano Di2 Wireless Data Management System

Gear News

Further expanding the capabilities of its Di2 electronic shifting systems, Shimano is rolling out a new Di2 wireless unit featuring the new Shimano D-Fly data management system. This new component wirelessly connects riders to their Di2 data through a cycling computer and displays current gear and battery life.

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Photo Gallery: 2014 WorldTour Team Kits (Updated)

Apparel Photo Gallery

With the 2014 professional cycling season already underway, it’s time to take a look at the kit teams will be wearing this year. Check out this photo gallery and let us know what you think in the comments section below. We’ve just added Russia’s Team Katusha and will keep adding photos until all the WorldTour teams are included.

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First Look: Trek Domane Classics Edition Road Bike

Pro Review Road Bike

Ride what the pros race is a common marketing refrain in the cycling world, but in this case it’s actually true.

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How To: Properly Shift Gears (Video)

How To Video

Shifting gears may seem like a simple process, but there is an art to it. Watch and learn.

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Dream Bike: $21K Storck Aernario Signature Edition

New Product Road Bike

Looking for a place to unload all those capital gains after Wall Street’s banner 2013 run? Perhaps a new dream bike is in order.

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Gear of the Year: Top Product Picks From 2013

Feature Articles Gear

Lots of great products passed through RoadBikeReview’s on-the-road test lab. Nothing was utterly revolutionary, but there was plenty to get excited about. Here are some (but certainly not all) of our favorites.

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Review: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 Mechanical Groupset

Parts Pro Review

Top Shimano mechanical group delivers with supreme ergonomics, top braking and shifting performance.

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Martyn Ashton’s Road Bike Party 2 Video Released

Feature Articles Road Bike Video

Just three months after suffering a severe spinal injury, trials rider extraordinaire Martyn Ashton has released the second Road Bike Party video. This amazing 6-minute compilation of jaw-dropping stunts further bends the rules of what one can do on a road bike, say for instance ride up a tree or jump a tennis court net.

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Q&A: Shimano Road Product Manager Dave Lawrence

Company Spotlight Disc Feature Articles Interviews

Find out what this 25-year Shimano veteran thinks of disc brakes for road bikes, how he’ll use them, and how they can be improved.

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Tested: Shimano’s New R785 Hydraulic Disc Road Brakes

Disc New Product Pro Review

RoadBikeReview spent three days riding Shimano’s new hydraulic disc braking system. Find out our initial impressions, what the weight penalty is, and just how big the new shift levers are.

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Pro Bike: Lars van der Haar’s Giant TCX Advanced

Cross Disc Feature Articles

Take a closer look at the disc brake-equipped bike that made cyclocross history last weekend in the Netherlands.

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History Made: First ‘Cross World Cup Win On Disc Brakes

Cross Disc Video

Lars van der Haar’s first cyclocross World Cup win was a significant feat. But perhaps even more significant was the bike — and components — van der Haar rode to victory on the famed Cauberg course at Valkenburg in the Netherlands.

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Dura-Ace 9000: Mechanical, Evolved

Feature Articles Parts

For Shimano Fans Who Can’t or Don’t Want to Make the Leap to Electronic Shifting, Dura-Ace 9000 Brings Choicest New Features to Primo Mechanical Group.

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Video: How To Set Up Cleats For Clipless Pedals

How To Video

Setting up cleats for clipless pedals might appear to be an easy task, but with side-to-side and fore-aft adjustment, it can be a tricky process. Here are some tips.

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Shimano Launches Hydraulic Road Disc Brakes

Disc Parts

The hydraulic road disc brake system war is officially on. Just a few months after rival component maker SRAM came to market with its Red 22 hydro disc brake offering, Japanese giant Shimano has jumped into the game — as long as you are also running electronic shifting.

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Tour de France Pro Bike: Marcel Kittel’s Stage 1 Winning Felt

Gear Tour de France Video

Marcel Kittel realized the dream of all pro cyclists when he won stage 1 at the Tour de France and got the honor of wearing the race’s first yellow jersey. Here’s a look at the bike that propelled the Argos-Shimano rider to this momentous occasion, his top-end Felt F1 FRD.

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Tour de France: Shimano Debuts Limited Edition Shoes

Shoes Tour de France

Move over Mavic. You’re no longer the only cycling shoe maker with kicks that are impossible to miss. Taking a cue from Mavic’s iconic yellow footwear offerings, Shimano has launched a limited edition bright blue version of its top-line R320 shoes.

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Do We Really Need 11-Speed?

Opinion Road Bike

Contributor Twain Mein is usually excited about advances in cycling technology, and loves to try the newest, lightest, most aerodynamic inventions. However, he’s not convinced that 11-speed drivetrains are the greatest thing since sliced bread — or necessary at all.

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New Ultegra 6800: 11 Speeds, Lighter, More Ergo

News Parts Wheels

Let the Dura-Ace 9000 trickle down begin. Shimano has unveiled its new 11-speed Ultegra 6800, which is 35 grams lighter than the previous version, and requires 35 percent less shifting effort. Cost? Less than half of a Dura-Ace group.

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Announced: Shimano Expands 11 Speed Road Wheel Offerings

Wheels

Shimano today expanded their 11-Speed road wheel offerings to include a new lightweight carbon tubular, several trickle down tech wheels, and a couple of price point wheels.

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