Shimano Reviews and News


New Shimano Ultegra R8000 drivetrain and components


Employing the latest tech from its Dura-Ace R9100 road components Shimano’s just released Ultegra R8000 series is claimed to deliver refined rider ergonomics, increased shifting performance, and confident control.

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Shimano previews fall/winter clothing collection


Shimano has announced new additions to their cool and cold-weather apparel offerings in both the S-Phyre and Explorer lines.

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Tom Boonen’s Specialized Tarmac with new Dura Ace Di2


This coming weekend Tom Boonen will race for the last time in front of home country fans in one of the season’s more important one-day races, the Tour of Flanders. This could be the bike he chooses to ride.

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Shimano S-PHYRE cycling apparel launched


Shimano has expanded its S-PHYRE concept with the addition of performance road cycling apparel. First introducing the S-PHYRE concept with performance footwear in 2016, the new high-performance product line now also includes a racing skin suit, short sleeve jersey, bib shorts, gloves, and socks.

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New Shimano road and triathlon shoes


Shimano has expanded its line of road cycling shoes, adding the new Road Performance line to its already expansive footwear offerings. These new mid-tier priced kicks are designed for the needs of Gran Fondo and sportive riders seeking performance and comfort.

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Shimano Dura Ace R9100 first ride review


Shimano made wholesale changes to its top-of-the-line Dura-Ace road group. But how do the new components perform on the road?

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Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 road groupset makes debut


Dura-Ace disc brakes, Synchro shifting, power meter, new wheels, pedals and much more coming out from the component manufacturing giant.

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Shimano expands hydraulic disc brake offerings


The new Tiagra shift/brake lever is designed to be ergonomically pleasing for multiple hand sizes.

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Shimano launches new SORA R3000 and METREA U5000


Shimano has launched a pair of new groupsets, one with premium road technologies trickled down its line, and one for improved city riding.

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Hit List: This week’s best road bikes, components, gear and apparel


Knight’s 35mm carbon wheels, Specialized S-Works Turbo tires, Shimano Dura Ace pedals, Bontrager XXX road shoes, and the Polygon Bend CX cyclocross bike are among our picks for this week’s best road bikes, components, gear and apparel.

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Shimano offers limited edition SH-R321B road shoe


Electric blue colored kicks will be available in limited quantities for $380.

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Shimano unveils flat mount road hydro disc brake caliper


Lower profile caliper is designed to improve aerodynamics. Also announced are a new 10-speed Tiagra road group and the budget-priced WH-RX010 road disc brake wheel set.

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Shimano adds entry-level 11-speed wheel to lineup


New hoops use cup-and-cone bearing system, weigh 2,024 grams, and retail for $400.

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Video: Bikes of the 2015 WorldTour pro teams


With the 2015 WorldTour race season well underway, it’s time to take a look at the bikes and gear that will propel the fastest men on two wheels as they roar across the roads of Europe and beyond.

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First Look: Raleigh Misceo e-bike with Shimano STEPS drive system


A quick look at Raleigh’s new electric commuter bike that features a new mid-drive system from Shimano called STEPS.

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Shimano hosts successful ride with Supercross and MotoGP superstars


Shimano Moto Athlete Road Ride attracts stars from the motorcycle and bicycle industry. Check out the photo gallery of stars.

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2015 POV Camera Shootout: Best in test winners revealed


Find out about testing protocol and which cameras were tops in the test.

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2015 POV Camera Shootout: Shimano Sport Camera


Shimano’s first POV camera offering is small and lightweight, but how will its video and sound quality stand up against the other cameras in this test?

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Wheels for every type of cyclist


Our favorite wheels for road, gravel, cyclcocross, cross country, enduro and just about everything in between.

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News: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 levers now able to control external devices


New software update from the component making giant allows control of cycling computers, trainers, video cameras and more.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Cold weather jackets


Help the cyclist on your shopping list keep Old Man Winter at bay with these weather-beating tops from Bontrager, Bellwether, Shimano, Pearl Izumi, Rapha, Hincapie, Pactimo and Sugoi.

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In the Queue: What’s new in the RoadBikeReview test bin


Coming soon reviews on Bontrager shoes, American Classic wheels, SRAM CX1, Shimano Ultegra Di2, and more.

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First Look: New Shimano road cycling wear


Japanese cycling giant bringing limited line-up of touring and performance road-centric kit to North America.

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Best in Show: 30 cool new bike products for 2015


Best in Show: See the coolest new bike gear for 2015 as our crew of editors picks the best bikes, accessories, apparel and more from Interbike and Eurobike.

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Eurobike: Shimano adds mounts, accessories to Sport Camera line


Shimano adds mounts and accessories to growing POV Sport Camera line.

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Eurobike: Shimano unveils top-tier road shoe, new alloy TT bar


Shoe’s upper incorporates new materials and additional custom fit features claimed to provide better fit, extra comfort and increased pedaling efficiency.

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News: Shimano unveils new mounting standard for road disc brakes


Results in a cleaner, integrated construction with the frame, more direct connection to the frame and better alignment.

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2014 Tour de France Photo Gallery: Shoes of the pro peloton


While team’s typically mandate riders remain sponsor correct at every turn, footwear is often the exception for reasons of fit and occasionally fashion. Here’s a look at some of the fancy (and plain) footwear that’s turning pedals.

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Video: Tour de Suisse POV sprint train reveals the mayhem of road racing


How stressful is a Pro Tour road race sprint? Now with Giant-Shimano’s team fully equipped with POV cameras, we finally get an idea.

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Review: Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-speed mechanical drivetrain


For the last six months we’ve put Shimano’s new 11-speed second-tier groupset through its paces. Find out if it delivered top-tier performance.

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Video: Inside stage 1 sprint at Tour of California


Ever wondered what it’s like inside the pro peloton during the final mad dash sprint to the finish? Now you can find out.

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Hot News: Niner reveals carbon ’cross wheels, hints at CX bike


Colorado-based bike maker is jumping head first into the composite hoops market, and has new build kits for its gravel grinder bike.

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First Look: Shimano 105 11-speed group


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


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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