The all-new 12-speed Dura-Ace from Shimano is here! With semi-wireless drivetrains and better braking performance, this high-end road groupset offers more features than ever before.
The new Dura-Ace R9200 is Shimano’s fastest and most inspired top-level road groupset and features some major changes from its predecessor, including super smooth Hyperglide+, a 12-Speed cassette, and wireless shifters for their fastest ever front and rear shifting.
So how have they managed to make this flagship road groupset even better? Let’s take a look at some key improvements…
Dura-Ace R9200’s features a redesigned Di2 system for Shimano’s fastest shifting ever as well as a wireless cockpit design for the ultimate performance and absolute reliability, which according to Shimano delivers 58% faster rear shifting and 45% faster front shifting compared to the current wired R9100 Di2 system.
Wired where it makes sense, featuring a central, multi-port battery that supplies stable, long-lasting power to both front and rear derailleurs, with new smaller diameter SD300 wires connected directly from the battery to each derailleur, simplifying the build process.
The drivetrain provides faster, smoother shifting with Shimano’s proven Hyperglide+ drivetrain technology, which improves shifting both up and down the cassette, claimed to offer flawless shifting, with no need to ease up on the pedals as you change gear.
The new 12-speed Dura-Ace drivetrain features optimised gearing options engineered for performance and speed without sacrificing any drivetrain efficiency.
Available in 11-30 and 11-34 cassette options, Dura-Ace riders now have even lower climbing gears so that no matter your riding level, you can experience the best road performance available.
Enhanced Brake System
The new brake system provides heightened brake performance for tighter, faster, and more aggressive cornering. Featuring Shimano’s proven Servo Wave technology that enhances brake performance thanks to a faster bite point followed by a wider control area.
The new brakes also include a refined brake caliper design for a quieter brake system. According to Shimano, the new brake calipers boast a 10% increase in pad-to-rotor clearance to reduce noise while a separate bleed port and valve screw improve the bleeding process so that it’s now possible to bleed the system without removing the caliper from the frame.
Dura-Ace R9200 battery
The R9200’s derailleurs are powered by a central battery that mounts internally into the frame or seatpost. Which then charges with new smaller diameter SD300 wires connected directly from the battery to each derailleur.
Shimano claims a battery life of around 1,000km between charges with standard use.