Shimano Ultegra R8000 groupset review

We take a look at Shimano Ultegra R8000 and find it to be a brilliant performer with a much more palatable price tag than Dura-Ace

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Shimano Ultegra groupset is an almost flawless performance product, with lots of Dura-Ace's top technology at more palatable price

Reasons to buy
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    Looks great

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    Well priced

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    Smooth and light shifting

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    Consistent and reliable braking

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We commend Shimano for moving its top-end groupsets closer together because the result is a product as good as Shimano Ultegra at astonishing value.

For this reason we’re awarding Shimano Ultegra a spot on our Editor’s Choice list for the second consecutive year.

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