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Ok, for Shimano the new models numbers typically go to the next number in the series (+100). i.e. 6500 -> 6600 -> 6700 - > 6800

It was the same for Dura Ace until they hit 7900 and jump to 9000 but is now continuing again with 9100.

So, I'm wondering if they will really +100 to the latest model designation for Ultegra or not when 9100 trickles down. Considering the innuendo associated with the leading 2 numbers if they do so.

Should we start a pool on what they end up calling the next Ultegra model #?

Sitting here at work trying to get my mind off of a perfect **** storm of delays on a project I'm working on.
 

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Why would it not be called 6900?

Dura-Ace skipped 8000 because 8000 belongs to MTB. There is no 6900, so I see no reason why they wouldn't call it that.
Yes, there is no "6900" officially at the moment...but with the ultra-over politically correct environment we seem to live in you wonder if they skip that number because of the number "69" itself and what it can also mean....or did you not get what I was implying in my original post?
 

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Shouldn't affect compatibility with the current gen of 11 speed. The Shimano charts show that 9100 works with 9000/6800 shifters and such. Rear mechs obviously you'd need a long or medium cage (per Shimano) to run the 32+ cogs (I bet the 30t cog works just fine on a short cage). I wish they'd bring back a 12-28 for the Ultegra 11 speed though. Not willing to spend Dura Ace money for 1 cassette when I can buy 3 or 4 Ultegras.

I doubt you can fit a R8000 cassette on a 10 speed max hub....it would be the same as a 5800/6800/9000 cassette spacing so it would be a no beuno.
 
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