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Shimano Ultegra Di2 6870 groupset

Shimano Ultegra Di2 6870 groupset

How did the Shimano Ultegra Di2 6870 digital groupset stand up to a season of racing, training and sportive riding?

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Which pedal system is best for you?

We take a quick look at some of the more popular pedal-cleat systems on the market, which include; Look Keo, Shimano SPD and SL, Speedplay and Time Xpresso

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Shimano R087 shoes

Considered to be an entry-level shoe, the R087s look a lot more expensive. The all-white design is very smart, and is based closely on Shimano’s more expensive models. Comfort is…

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Shimano R107

Just like the £50 more expensive R170 that won last year’s big group test, the R107 is a no-nonsense, no-frills shoe that is quite simply brilliant. With an almost identical…

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Ultegra 11-speed race bikes

It’s all well and good if you’re a sponsored pro rider and you can have the best of the best — even the lowliest riders on a squad will have…

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Shimano RS81 C35

Typically pitched as Ultegra-level, the RS81 is a ‘non-series’ wheel, meaning it’s of a similar quality but doesn’t carry the name. The RS81 uses a carbon laminate rim, so, in…

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Sky sticks with 2013 Tour de France-winning bikes

Team Sky mechanic Alan Williams reflects briefly. “The only things that have changed from last year are the US-designed Stages power crank and the Stages head unit. And we’re using…