Shimano Release New 12-Speed Dura-Ace 9200 and Ultegra 8100 Groupsets

Shimano Dura-Ace 9200 Groupset (Image Courtesy of Shimano)

Shimano has officially released the latest Dura-Ace Di2 9200 and Ultegra Di2 8100 groupsets, which are 12-speed, electronic only and semi-wireless.

The Dura-Ace 9200 and Ultegra 8100 groupsets share many of the same features. They are both available in rim-brake and disc-brake options, however they are electronic only. That means that there will no longer be a mechanical Dura-Ace or Ultegra groupset available, only Di2 versions. The disc brake versions of each groupset have wireless levers which results in a cleaner looking cockpit. The rim brake versions are still fully wired.

With the R9270 semi-wireless option, each shifter requires a CR1632 coin-cell battery. For those worried about battery life, each battery should last for approximately 1.5 to 2 years of use. Meanwhile the two derailleurs are wired directly into the central battery. The battery life of the main battery is claimed to last for around 1000km of riding and can be directly recharged from the rear derailleur.

The Dura-Ace 9200 and Ultegra 8100 groupsets weigh slightly more than their Di2 disc predecessors by approximately 35g and 11g respectively. The Ultegra groupset is approximately 280g heavier than the Dura-Ace groupset, however it will cost significantly less compared to its flagship counterpart by approximately £1,000/$1370USD/$1877AUD/€1164, which is a similar situation to what it has been in the past. Both groupsets are expected to cost slightly more than the current 9100 and 8000 groupsets.

The Dura-Ace 9200 groupset (Disc) weighs approximately 2438 grams whilst the Ultegra 8100 groupset (Disc) weighs approximately 2716 grams.

Shimano Ultegra 8100 Groupset (Image Courtesy of Shimano)

Dura-Ace 9200 and Ultegra 8100 key details:

• 12-speed groupsets

• Electronic shifting only with no mechanical option

• Available in rim and disc brake options

• Wireless disc brake shifters make a cleaner looking cockpit where as the rim brake groupsets/shifters are still fully wired

• Derailleurs and main battery are wired in

• The main battery lasts for approximately 1000km of riding and can be recharged from the rear derailleur

• The CR1632 coin battery in the shifters last for approximately 1.5 to 2 years of use

• Dura-Ace and Ultegra power meter options are available

• Improved and quieter braking compared to previous groupsets

• Faster more precise shifting compared to previous groupsets

• New shifter ergonomics for easier braking and shifting

• Slight weight increase of 35g for the Dura-Ace groupset and 11g for the Ultegra groupset compared to previous Di2 disc groupset versions

• Dura-Ace weight (Disc) weighs approximately 2438g and Ultegra weight (Disc) weighs approximately 2716 grams

• New Dura-Ace and Ultegra wheelsets are available with updated freehubs

The groupsets will be available from October 2021.

To learn more about the Dura-Ace 9200 and Ultegra 8100 groupsets, please visit the Shimano website.

See the Shimano Di2 Groupsets page to view summarized and full reviews of the latest Shimano Di2 groupsets.