Fresh look for new Shimano Sora as well as internal cables

Shimano Sora is one of the most widely used groupsets, being popular with sports/fitness cyclists and commuters alike. For 2017 Shimano Sora is getting a face lift, with internal cables and a four arm crank. Here's what you need to know

Shimano Sora R3000

Japanese groupset goliath, Shimano has just updated its massively popular Sora groupset. The new Shimano Sora has the designation 'R3000' and has lots of key differences from the previous 'Shimano Sora 3500.' The first big news is that Shimano Sora is staying nine-speed for the time being.

Shimano describes Sora as being pitched towards sports/fitness cyclists and commuters and has prioritised 'durability and affordability' in the new iteration. We are used to seeing higher spec technologies trickle down into lower tier groupsets and that has happened again here.

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