Dura Ace 9000 - ETA late 2012/early 2013

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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Gazelleer
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by Gazelleer

Direct links to the images on the japanese site:
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duz10s
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by duz10s

Love the crank
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XLR8R
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by XLR8R

I love it! I sure hope that there is not a big difference in price with the 7900 groupset.

(FE. New Red is over 600 euro more expensive then the 'old' red)

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by Phill P

I swear the spacing opposite the arm looks wider than under the arm. Might just be an optical illusion.

Still not convinced there isn't an extra linkage in those brakes. Next to see them from the other side, or when applied.
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Gazelleer
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by Gazelleer

Of course there is an extra linkage in the brake; there are three pivot points visible.

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by spartan

love the new 4-arm crankset. great design + quality finish vs sram's gaudy new red.

btw bicycling article posted on November was pretty accurate.

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by HammerTime2

Phill P wrote:what is the deal with the brakes? Seems to be joints and large pivot points in strange locations. Strikes me Sram aren't the only ones coming out with something different in the linkage layout of their brakes.
Maybe EE inspired a linkage layout revolution in brakes?

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That crank is truly awful
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fa63
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Dov wrote:That crank is truly awful


+1.

Hopefully this means I can buy a 7900 crankset for cheap now :-)

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by tranzformer

fa63 wrote:Hopefully this means I can buy a 7900 crankset for cheap now :-)


Won't it be the other way around? Ugly 9000 that no one wants will lower the price, whereas the better looking 7900 is in demand and keeps the pricing high. Econ 101.

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by fa63

I am hoping there will be enough folks who appreciate the "unique" looks and the 11-speed configuration of the groupset and make the jump :-)

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Wonder if they're working on the Di2 version concurrently given it's the flagship/preferred version of the DA group in the peloton?

tinozee
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by tinozee

Kind of reminds me of the last xtr crank change. I didn't like it at first, but now it's okay.

I like the levers.

maxxevv
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by maxxevv

The crank design probably explains the chart and the fact that a single designated crankset number can have 6 gearing combinations!
Now that would be pretty cool, a single crankset that allows the flexibility of all these combinations, all shifting/ramping optimized. Unlike current offerings whereby its a compromise when you want 'bigger' in a compact 110BCD and 'smaller' can't get lower than 39T on a standard 130BCD. :thumbup:

spartan wrote:love the new 4-arm crankset. great design + quality finish vs sram's gaudy new red.

btw bicycling article posted on November was pretty accurate.

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Nice rear hub design too....

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