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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    Available with either Di2 electronic or mechanical shifting, for the first time, riders now have the option of Dura-Ace level hydraulic disc braking. Shimano made wholesale changes to its top-of-the-line Dura-Ace road group. But how do the new components perform on the road? The crew from the...
  2. General Cycling Discussion
    The new group features a clean cockpit from internal cable routing, lighter shifting, more powerful braking, a clean 4-arm crankset, and sleek black-grey gloss finish (click to enlarge). Shimano has launched the new SORA R3000 group, a versatile, affordable 9-speed set-up for sports/fitness...
  3. General Cycling Discussion
    The first step in the process is pairing the system, so that shifters, front derailleur and rear derailleur can all communicate (click to enlarge). Just as you would expect, SRAM's new eTap wireless electronic shifting drivetrain is fairly simple to set up. That's what happens when you do away...
  4. Components, Wrenching
    Cost of the complete groupset will run $2758 (click to enlarge). After an extended development and testing period, SRAM has finally launched its new wireless electronic groupset for road bikes called Red eTap. Shifters and derailleurs communicate with each other via SRAM's own encryption...
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    The project was six years in development and is being done in partnership with respected brake maker Magura (click to enlarge). All the sudden the road groupset arena is getting very crowded. The space heretofore dominated by Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo is about to add another player. Spain's...
  6. Components, Wrenching
    Dura-Ace 9000 proves adaptable, precise and comfortable, raising the bar for all mechanical groupsets. The hoods provide a comfortable perch and a nub on the levers enables solid and comfortable pointer finger wraparound. The numerous design innovations in the Shimano Dura-Ace 9000...
  7. Components, Wrenching
    It's sometimes hard to think that SRAM has only been in the road grouppo game for a few years. The Chicago based SRAM entered the market in 2007 with Force and Rival, two groupsets that introduced the world to DoubleTap, an intuitive technology allowing you to use one lever to control both up...
  8. General Cycling Discussion
    New SRAM RED represents the pinnacle of Road racing technology and delivers countless Performance Advantages to the Professional and Enthusiast alike. Available: March 2012 Groupset MSRP: $2575 New SRAM RED Changes Everything For 2012, the new SRAM RED continues in the SRAM tradition as the...
  9. General Cycling Discussion
    SRAM is not set to announce their latest groupset until next year, but that hasn't stopped images and rumors from swirling around the web. Though quiet thus far on details, SRAM has sent us these closeups and one liners to whet our appetite. These images are giving us a glimpse at what's to...
  10. General Cycling Discussion
    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...
  11. General Cycling Discussion
    SRAM announced today, two new versions of the Apex groupset. White. It's the new black! SRAM is now offering Apex in a new white colorway. Also available will be a flat bar version of the Apex groupset, also in white. Press Release and Pics after the jump. Fresh New Look for SRAM...
  12. General Cycling Discussion
    After the success of the Limited Tour Edition (LTE), starting February 2011, SRAM RED will be available in a new color option: Black. With market trends more and more focused on product customization, SRAM offers another choice to consumers and customers. The Black RED groupset adds an elegant...
  13. General Cycling Discussion
    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...
  14. General Cycling Discussion
    Featured Review: Campagnolo Chrous 11 Speed Groupset by Michael Price Paid:: $1125.00 Review Date: June 7, 2010 Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Summary: Have ridden and /or owned groupsets from all the main players in the last few years, this suits my needs / wants the best...
  15. General Cycling Discussion
    SRAM Apex - Wherever the Road Takes You You work forty plus hours a week, take your kids to soccer games every weekend, enjoy good food and wine, love the game of tennis, watch the Tour de France on TV, and consider cycling a fun way to stay fit. Your bike is equipped with SRAM Apex because...
  16. General Cycling Discussion
    [youtube width="640" height="385"]httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lem23Z84qns For 2010 SRAM's original top-end professional road gruppo, SRAM Force, reclaims the spotlight with exciting upgrades, lighter weight, while continuing to deliver race-proven performance. The New SRAM Force...
  17. General Cycling Discussion
    Finally seen in person, the rumored Athena 11 Speed groupset is real. RoadBikeReview forum member Kwantani snapped a few pictures of the newest 11 speed groupset in the wild tonight. Looks like the levers get the carbon treatment, while the rest of the kit is silver alloy. We're assuming Athena...
  18. General Cycling Discussion
    Cervelo Diet - Ultimate Mods for the Ultimate Bike, the Cervelo R3 - By Twain Mein I purchased a used Cervelo R3 frame from a poster in RoadBikeReview classifieds in March of 2008. Luckily, it was in mint condition and I got a great deal on a phenomenal frame & fork. The R3, though now 3 years...
  19. General Cycling Discussion
    httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clN3mSlfOs4 Brian Sarmiento introducing Super Record at Interbike For 2009, Campagnolo is "Raising the Level" and introducing not one, not two, but three groupsets in the 11 speed variety. Super Record, Record, and Chorus will all be available in 11 speed. And...
  20. Components, Wrenching
    SRAM Rival Pro Review - By Steve Cooper Component Weights as listed on SRAM website DoubleTap shifter/brake levers: 340 grams Rear Derailleur: 188 grams Front Derailleur: 102 grams (band clamp version tested) Compact Crankset with BB: 830 grams Brakeset: 287 grams/pair MSRP: $899 The...
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