How is that for an attention grabbing headline? While it is dramatic, it is not meant to be click-bait; it is a legitimate question. It is in reference to a controversy brewing regarding the latest generation of Dura Ace wheels. Specifically, how the rim brake clincher wheels are in fact re-badged versions of the previous generation.
This summer I was looking for a new kit to update my gear bin. It had become apparent that it was time to retire a few of my shorts that had become a little threadbare in a few spots, so there was room in the rotation.
Back in the fall I got the chance to test out the Shimano Dura Ace 9100 groupset. It is coming to the market for the upcoming season, and represents the next step in the evolution of Shimano road components. The technical details of this group have been extensively covered elsewhere, so I am going to focus on my initial ride impressions and thoughts.