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With performance nearly as good as Dura-Ace but at a lower cost, there's a lot to like about Ultegra

Shimano’s second-tier Ultegra groupset is one of the most popular groupsets for good reason: it strikes a really good balance of performance, weight and price. And because of that, it’s a common sight on many road bikes across a broad spectrum of prices.

The latest R8000 version is the best yet. The six bikes in this video are all equipped with the very latest Ultegra groupset and includes rim and disc brake variants of the new groupset.

- Shimano launches new Ultegra R8000 groupset

 

 

David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.