NOTE: Shimano Dura Ace used to be the only option with 11 gears instead of 10 gears. Ultegra R-8000 is better in every way. I’ve used old Ultegra 10 speed and current Tiagra 10 speed on cyclocross and gravel bikes and have been satisfied with the performance. COST. Check out how Ultegra R8000 compares to 6800 and Dura Ace R9100. 1. electronic Ultegra Di2 R8050 2. The C24 hubs are perhaps a little more buttery and friction-free. Dura Ace R9100 Pedals. Low profile 8.8 mm body height from axle centre to cleat contact surface. The electro-versions of Ultegra and Dura-Ace have Di2 added at the end of their names to make it clear that no cables are required (though unlike SRAM’s recently announced wireless electronic system, Shimano does still require the use of wires). Ultegra is ever-so-slightly less smooth and has more pronounced edges to the rubber hoods as well. Wheels: Ultegra WH6800 or DuraAce C24 I have RS80s and the 7900 C24s. Updated Aug-2019Added SR EPS 12 speed, and filled in some missing weights Rolling updates as new Shimano, SRAM & Campagnolo groups are released. By James Raison. So, if you were to decide, would you choose electronic shifting on Ultegra Di2, or the top line of Dura Ace? My favorite is still the Campy Record, but alas, I can no longer afford it. All my bikes are all Shimano now. As of 2013, this has changed - with both Ultegra and Dura-Ace now available in 11 speed options. Not much difference in terms of price, probably just USD50-70 or so. On another topic, both Ultegra and Dura-Ace are also available with electronic shifting, but we'll leave that for another day. Shimano James Raison June 08, 2017 Shimano, Ultegra R8000 1 Comment. I’m getting ready to buy or build a new gravel bike. Mechanical Dura Ace R9100 Both are different range product but the price between the two are in the same category. As mentioned, the Dura-Ace and Ultegra sit in the premium bracket of Shimano groupsets. Crankset weights will vary depending on size and length.
It is 2 generations (like 9 years difference in introduction date) newer in the Shimano development timeline, and represents a lot more refinement. There is a difference between 105 & Dura Ace that I can feel. The origin story of the term Di2 is shrouded in mystery…. It's not a huge difference, but it's there. The new R8000 is still a few weeks off being for sale so let's go full weight weenie and obsess about grams! Cassettes are 11-28 (or closest) We've removed bottom bracket weight as these are frame dependant. Other than those small differences, Shimano has done very well in both groupsets. Ultegra R8000 costs about half of what Dura Ace R9100 does for the full groupset depending on where you buy. Ultegra is a very fine group. Weight comparison: Ultegra R8000 V 6800 V R9100. I’m trying to decide if I should grab one of several 2019 bikes built with ultegra that are now on close out or hold out for a GRX800 build. The Ultegra 11-speed group has a lot of the same features as the Dura-Ace, but the main difference is the weight. They are predominantly road bike groupsets, with the Dura-Ace being the professional-grade groupset and the Ultegra sitting one level below it. Without looking I can't tell the difference between Ultegra & Dura Ace. Shimano Hubs - Ultegra 6800 vs. Dura-Ace 9000 Hi all, Now that both of these hub have the "digital" bearing adjustment, there only appear to be three differences between these: 1) Weight, because 9000 uses Ti. 2) 9000 is available in more drilling … Note: SRAM eTa the dura ace wheels will perform better -- if that's what you really want, get them; if you want to save money for something else and have a nice set of wheels, get the ultegra. Perhaps.