Shifting Your Expectations
The DURA-ACE series is SHIMANO's lightest, most ergonomic, and most precise groupset ever; delivering the finest mechanical performance. The extra eleventh gear and numerous other enhancements combine to deliver a truly dominating performance. When you ride DURA-ACE, you're riding to win.
Dura-Ace, Shimano’s finest mechanical groupset range. While Dura-Ace Di2 rules the roost absolutely, there is still a very definite market for a sublimely built mechanical groupset. Dura-Ace is Shimano’s lightest and most refined cable-operated option for road bikes and it really does work about as well as anyone would expect, with smooth accurate gear shifts and superb brake feel. It’s an 11-speed set-up with dual-pivot caliper brakes and a range of chainset options, although the rear derailleur has a maximum capacity of a 28t sprocket, so it’s slightly higher geared than Ultegra and other Shimano groupsets, hinting at its race-orientated nature.