12 September 2012 ~ Comments Off on New Shimano 11-speed Drive Train

New Shimano 11-speed Drive Train

This month, Shimano announced a new 9000-series, eleven speed drive train for road bikes. At this point, it is only available in Dura-Ace, and not for their Di2 electronic shifting. The grouppo includes a new STI shifter set, cassette, crankarm (in both compact & regular), bottom bracket, chain and a front and rear derailleur. For me, this is not a big deal, since I already have several bikes and wheel sets that use 10-speed. This is a case of “keeping up with the Jones” (Campy). Now one has to wonder if Sram will follow suit.

Dura-Ace 11 Speed

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