Shimano Dura-Ace Vs Shimano Ultegra | What's The Difference?

Published on April 1st 2018


According to Shimano themselves, the new Ultegra groupset is so close to the company's flagship Dura-Ace groupset as to be basically indistinguishable in terms of performance. So, what do you actually get with a Dura-Ace groupset for your extra money? Subscribe to GCN: Register your interest in the GCN Club: Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! In association with Shimano: If we were blindfolded and put on two bikes, one with Shimano Dura-Ace and one with Ultegra, we'd struggle to tell the difference between them, that's how good the new Ultegra is. Of course we'd also crash... Dan did a deep dive into the technical specs, and weights of the two groupsets to find out what actually is the difference between them. If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 Watch more on GCN... Shimano Dura-Ace first look 📹 Shimano Ultegra first look 📹 Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto /