Shimano Ultegra R785 road hydraulic disc brakes: First ride

With hydraulic disc brakes promising to be the future for road bikes, we test out Shimano's offering

Shimano R785 disc brake

At the same time as getting in the miles during our recent Storck Aernario Disc G1 bike review and giving it a thorough test, we’ve been trying to use the bike as part of a long-term test of Shimano’s top disc brake offering.

So far, we’ve covered around 1,500 miles on the groupset and testing has been going well. As we’ve come to expect from Shimano, the electronic shift has been completely unflappable, delivering crisp and positive shifts every time, no matter what the conditions.

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