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Shimano Dura-Ace 10 speed 7900 series group

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In 2009, the 7800-series Dura Ace group was replaced by a revised 10 speed group: the 7900-series Dura Ace. Was there anything wrong with the 7800-series group? No. Some people weren’t thrilled with the shape of the shifter hoods, but that in itself can’t explain the launch of an entire new groupset. My take on […]

Shimano Dura-Ace 10 speed 7800 series group

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The 7800 series Dura-Ace group was in use by the professional peloton since 2003, and was released to the public in 2004. The 7800 series group replaced the 9-speed 7700 series group. In 2009 the 7800-series group was replaced by the current 10-speed 7900 series Dura Ace group. Functionally, the big change was the move […]

New Ciamillo Gravitas Carbon brakeset

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Nothing is lighter and stronger! Sounds like a pretty bold statement but when applied to the Ciamillo Gravitas brakes it holds true. As far as we know, there isn’t another brakeset available even close to the Gravitas in terms of power/weight ratio. When you take into account the power of these brakes (they are more […]

Real Design Supersonic 60 carbon wheelset

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Real Design Supersonic 60 carbon clincher wheelset (20 hole front, 24 hole rear). The Supersonic 60 carbon wheelset represents a fine balance between aerodynamic efficiency and light weight. Manufacturer Specifications: Full carbon clincher 60mm rims Sapim CX-Ray bladed spokes 1699 grams Hand built in the USA DT Pro-Lock Hex Driven Nipples Straight pull spokes Sealed […]

Mixing Shimano drivetrain with Campagnolo shifters

Over the years, I have changed between Shimano and Campy.  I started with Shimano, then moved to Campagnolo, and then for a while I was running full Shimano except for a Campagnolo crankset. After that and for a long time, I have been running only Shimano drivetrain components. I’m planning to soon switch out my […]

Shimano Dura Ace gruppo numbering

For those of you who sometimes forget the Dura Ace gruppo numbering scheme, I’ll put it down here for future reference. Here goes…. 9 speed: Dura Ace 7700, in 1997 10 speed: Dura Ace 7800, in 2004 Dura Ace 7900, in 2009 Dura Ace 9000, in 2013 For more detail than we probably will ever […]

Bold Precision seatposts and skewers

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Bold Precision is a speciality manufacturer, producing only titanium seaposts and titanium skewers, at least at the current time.  There are two models of the Bold Precision Ti seatpost, the Ultra Lite and the Standard.  The Standard version comes with setback options, and is still very light. The three unusual (cool) aspects of the Bold […]

Shimano Dura Ace 9-speed group

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Shimano’s top-of-the-line Dura Ace 9-speed group was introduced in 1997 and discontinued in 2004. The 9-speed Dura Ace group is also known as the Shimano’s 7700-series line. While in production, the 7700-series group was the choice of most pro-tour cyclists. The subsequent Dura Ace 10-speed groups (i.e., the 7800 and 7900 series components) are slightly […]