Here are some additional details on Shimano’s new Dura-Ace 9000:
- There will be electronic (Di2) and mechanical versions.
- DA9000 Di2 gets shift levers, “similar” to Ultegra Di2, as well as the narrow-diameter Di2 wiring harness unveiled on the new Ultegra Di2.
- The cranks use a four-arm spider (like Shimano mountain cranks; current road cranks use a five-arm spider) and a new, lighter, bottom-bracket system. Shimano is sticking with their 24mm axle standard; there is no BB30 or BB386EVO option.
- The hoods on the mechanical STI levers are smaller, with a more ergonomic fit and feel.
- The mechanical version will use a proprietary shift cable.
- Front-derailleur shifting effort is reduced by 38% (claimed).
- The brakes are all new. There are two mounting options: standard center bolt and two-bolt aero/TT style.
- The mechanical group’s weight is claimed at 1,908 grams, a 67-gram reduction from Dura-Ace 7900.
- The cassette and freehub body are wider: 10-speed cassettes will work on 11-speed wheels (with a spacer), but not vice versa. Rear hub spacing remains 130mm.
- Shimano did not add any more carbon: Like DA7900, only the brake-lever blades and rear-derailleur pulley cage are carbon.
- The Shimano document also describes a new dropout out configuration for road bikes, but our sources say, “There’s not really any change on that from our perspective.”
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but "weight is claimed at 1,908 grams, a 67-gram reduction from Dura-Ace 7900", we al know that the 7900 doesn't weight 1975 grams, so i would´t trust in that claimed weight of 9000 groupset