Shimano Ultegra R8000 review: the newest iteration of the fast selling groupset

The excellent Shimano Ultegra R8000 is similar in appearance, performance and setup to Shimano Dura-Ace but without the price tag

Shimano Ultegra R8000

Shimano Ultegra has, for a long time, been the bread-and-butter groupset of most riders, and the new Shimano Ultegra R8000 series not only reaffirms that but injects it more than ever with the performance of Shimano Dura-Ace.

We've ridden the Shimano Ultegra R8070 (that's disc brakes and Di2) as well as Shimano R8000 (the purely mechanical version), and found both systems to be simply superb. There's no doubt it our mind that this groupset deserves a spot on Cycling Weekly's Editor's Choice for 2017.

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