Shimano Dura-Ace R9200 v Ultegra R8100: what are the key differences?

We compare the weights, the performance differences and the prices of the two brand new top Shimano groupsets

Dura-Ace v Ultegra
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Shimano has taken the highly unusual step of releasing brand new versions of its top two road groupsets - Dura-Ace and Ultegra - simultaneously. 

This is good news for the consumer because it means the two can be directly compared right from the start - which is exactly what we plan to do here.

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Shimano Dura-Ace and Ultegra key component weights and prices (at launch)
ComponentDura-Ace R9200 seriesDura-Ace R9200 series RRPUltegra R8100 seriesUltegra R8100 series RRP
Rear derailleur215g£699.99/$814.99262g£379.99/$409.99
Front derailleur96g£399.99/$449.99116g£249.99/$259.99
Cassette (11-30)223g£329.99/$359.99297g£119.99/$111.99
Crankset (52/36 with p/m)748g£1,199.99/$1469.99769g£999.99/$1,159.99
Crankset (53/36)690g£549.99/$624.99711g£299.99/$314.99
STI pair (with calipers, hoses)350g£1,199.98/£1,537.98391g£899.98/$1,073.98

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