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Announcing 2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide “Best In Class”

  • By Triathlete.com
  • Published Apr 10, 2013
Photo: John David Becker


Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
$2121, Bike.shimano.com
The draw: Outstanding overall function

Front shifting is this all-new Dura-Ace groupset’s biggest improvement over its predecessor. Jumping to the big ring happens almost instantaneously, even while pedaling hard—a true advantage over every other mechanical component group. As expected from Shimano, braking performance is outstanding and rear shifts are smooth and crisp. Shimano still only offers one TT shifter based on the decades-old design of a lever that rotates to change gears.

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