Shimano Reviews and News


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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Video: How To Set Up Cleats For Clipless Pedals

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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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Heijden Confirms Shimano Di2 Hydraulic Road Disc Brakes Exist

Not officially though… Michiel vd Heijden of the Dutch Rabobank-Giant team posted the above photo to his twitter account yesterday, it’s since been taken down, but what it confirms is that Shimano are in fact developing hydraulic disc brakes for the road. From what we can gather from this single image, it appears that the […]

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Shimano Announces Updates For 2013 DuraAce Di2 and mechanical

New Dura-Ace Delivers Concentration, Control, and Confidence The all-new 2013 Dura-Ace group is the result of 40 years of development and innovation, tested to the limit at the highest level of competition in road racing, time trials and cyclo-cross. Dura-Ace now has an 11-speed cassette with numerous gearing options to cover all situations. Leading edge […]

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Featured User Review: Shimano SH-RW80 Winter Road Shoe

Featured User Review: Shimano SH-RW80 Winter Road Shoe by Johan Mokhtar Price Paid: $125.00 at merlincycles.co.uk Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup Independent Fabrication Steel Crown Jewel SE, Chorus 11, Zipp 101′s, ENVE carbon Cockpit Favorite Ride: Anything over 50 miles Summary: My feet get cold easily and quickly […]

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Featured User Review: Shimano Dura-Ace ST-7900 STI Dual Control Shifters Review

Featured User Review: Shimano Dura-Ace ST-7900 STI Dual Control Shifters Review by Sammy Garcia Price: $399.00 at Blue Sky Cycling Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL3, Reynolds Thirty Two carbon tubular wheelset, Vittoria Corsa EVO SC, Easton EC90 compact crankset, 7900 Shifters (now), 7800 RD, […]

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DealerCamp 2011 – Ultegra Di2 Finally Lands in North America

Shimano displayed their latest Ultegra 6700 groupset with Di2 shifting today at DealerCamp in Deer Valley Utah. We’re told it’s one of only two Ultegra Di2 groupsets in the US at the moment, with full aftermarket rollout estimated for late 2011. So how does it shift? Exactly like it’s Dura Ace counterpart is what Shimano […]

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Shimano Announces new Ultegra Di2 Electronic Shifting Groupset

Professional riders have been using the Shimano Dura-Ace components with Di2 electronic shifting technology in the biggest races in the world over the past four years: over the highest mountains, in the most extreme weather conditions and over the worst possible roads and cyclo cross tracks. Now it is time to introduce this revolutionary technology […]

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Featured User Review: Dura-Ace 7900 Groupset

Featured User Review: Dura-Ace 7900 Groupset by michaeld-c Price: $1380.00 at chainreactioncycles Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup: Scott Addict. DA 7900. DA C24 Clinchers. Summary: This is a strange review for me because I’ve long been a Campag fan. Before I go any further I just want to […]

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Schleck Brothers and Luxembourg Pro Cycling Team Project Choose Shimano Dura-Ace Di2

IRVINE, Calif – Brian Nygaard of the Luxembourg Pro Cycling Team Project jointly announced today with Trek a long term partnership that will equip 2010 Tour runner-up Andy Schleck and his brother Frank with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2. Trek is tasked as the official Equipment Supplier and Advisor of the Luxembourg based team for 2011 and […]

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Featured User Review: Shimano Dura-Ace WH-7850-C24-TL Wheelset

Featured Review: Shimano Dura-Ace WH-7850-C24-TL Wheelset by pmause MSRP: $1400 Review Date: May 27, 2010 Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Summary: These wheels are amazing! The ride is amazingly smooth and they corner like a fiend. They’re quite light at around 1450g, but the DA hubs are an extra 50g […]

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Shimano NAHBS Day Three Report

RICHMOND, Virginia – The sixth annual edition of the Shimano North American Handmade Bicycle Show concluded on Sunday afternoon, 28th February. A highly successful show, with an unprecedented three tandems receiving honors at the show awards, this might be recalled as ‘year of the tandems.’ An estimated 1600 attendees visited the show on Sunday, bringing […]

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Shimano NAHBS Day Two Draws Good Crowds

Summary: Day Two of the Shimano North American Handmade Bicycle Show drew 3600 people, and the exhibitors enjoyed another day with well-informed attendees. Industry insiders reported healthy sales trends. The Shimano Bike of the Day was awarded to Sycip, and the Blue Moon Happy Hour was another big hit with its complimentary beer sampling. RICHMOND, […]

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Storck Delivers Most Aerodynamic Storck Frame Ever!

Markus Storck has been working in the wind tunnel apparently. We just got wind of this new time trial bike from the German bike maker. A few details accompanied the photos, here are some of the more interesting points… Most aerodynamic Storck frame ever. THM Scapula F Fork Equipped Carbon front and rear brake fully […]

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