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Shimano Tiagra groupset

“Old” Tiagra 4600 was due an overhaul by 2015: it was the oldest groupset in Shimano’s stable and was beginning to show its age both in appearance and performance relative…

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Shimano SH-R321 cycling shoes

Shimano SH-R321 cycling shoes

Many have hotly anticipated the updated version of Shimano’s successful SH-R320 road shoe, the Shimano SH-R321 cycling shoes. Described with phrases such as “wrap like” and “glove like fit” with…

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Shimano 105 groupset

When 11-speed groupsets first made an appearance, the reaction to them was reminiscent of the arrival of 10-speed: plenty of frowning and sucking through teeth followed by barbed comments on…

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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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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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Shimano R260 cycling show

Shimano R260 road shoe

A stiff sole, soft plyable upper and supportive innersoles combine to make an incredibly comfortable shoe. These three factors 
ensure comfort surrounds 
the foot while preserving performance, with a stiff…

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Shimano 11 Speed Dura Ace Groupset

The new 11-speed Dura-Ace

The Japanese component giant proves it?s not all over for mechanical shifting at the deep end of bike componentry, with 9000 offering a smorgasbord of improvements over its predecessor

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Shimano Ultegra D12 rear mech

Ultegra Di2

Shimano Ultegra Di2 could be the groupset that brings electronic shifting to the masses. CW tested it on several bikes and with riders of differing ability and experience.

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Shimano R310 shoe

Having been impressed by the predecessor to the Shimano R310, this certainly has a lot to live up to. Retaining many of the same features as the Shimano R300 such…

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Shimano Dura-Ace Di2

We rode one of the first working prototypes of the electronic Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 over a year ago, and it’s taken until now for it to be available on production…

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