Shimano 2013 Product Line: Road

Shimano’s 2013 product line is beginning to trickle out, including updates to Ultegra Di2, new disc brakes, wide range drivetrains and some new affordable 11-speed compatible wheels.

Road and cyclocross disc brakes:
No hydraulics yet, but Shimano will be debuting two “performance oriented” mechanical disc systems for road and ‘cross. The new systems, dubbed BR-CX75 and BR-R515 for cyclocross and road respectively, will offer a 20% lower profile and 30% performance increase over Shimano’s previous mechanical discs.

A new road-centric compact V-Brake, likely intended for integration into aero frames, will be available as well. Availability on all the new brakes is set for this summer. Read On…

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