Shimano 105 R7000 groupset review

The gap between the top three groupsets is getting smaller. Now with the new Shimano 105 R7000 it is hard to see why you'd pay more for Ultegra

Shimano 105
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Without doubt the new Shimano 105 R7000 is a huge leap forward in terms of performance. Retailing under £600 for the complete groupset it screams value for money but it shouldn't be snubbed due to its 105 name. Performance is far more in-line with Shimano's swan song groupsets Ultegra and Dura-Ace, although don't be fooled into thinking it is as good as those to pricier groupsets. You do, however, get great shifting prowess, better looks and durable components vastly improved from previous. What you should take away from this is that it has enough performance to race and its durable enough to be a good groupset to use throughout the winter too. The best is yet to come though, and bikes that will use this groupset from next year will ensure you get amazing value bikes with great components to boot - very good Shimano, very good.

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    105 name doesn't carry same gravitas as Ultegra and Dura-Ace

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It is the first tier of the Japanese's performance range and perform it does. The new Shimano 105 R7000 narrows the gap to Shimano Ultegra and Dura-Ace with a huge boost in looks, actions and weight saving.

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