Shimano Dura Ace 9000 Groupset
Shimano Dura Ace 9000 11 speed groupset. Shimano's best just got better.
Shimano Dura Ace 9000 series road groupset
- Chainset: Compact 34/50, 36/52 or Standard 39/53. Option of crank length
- Bottom Bracket: Press-Fit
- Cassette: 11-25 11 speed
- Chain: CN-9000 114 links
- STI: ST9001 left and right hand
- Cables: All cables included
- Brakes: BR-9000 front and rear calipers
- Front Derailleur: FD-9000 Braze-on
- Rear Derailleur: RD-9000ss
Mr songyUpgraded from D/A 7900, night and day difference in performance. Great price through Merlin, very fast shipping to USA at N/C. Not sure you even need electronic this groupo shifts so well. Can`t go wrong.
BradI've always wanted to upgrade to the Dura Ace 9000 Brand and I finally did. I couldn't believe how light weight the set is and quite honestly, I was like a kid again on Christmas day! A friend of mine introduced me to Merlin Cycles website 2 years ago and I have been buying from them ever since. Can't say this is a very good review because I am yet to fully assemble my groupset and take it out for a spin. But take a look at other reviews and you'll very rarely see anything less than 4.5 stars! Great price and well worth the investment.
thatcherJust the business, you wonder if its worth the extra over Ultegra right up until you go out for your first ride.
RoboPerfect! Installation was a joy, both in terms of function but also admiration of the form of the components. In use, there is no equal. Still remains the benchmark groupset and is a cut above everything else.
DazHAmazing! Front mech shifting is a revelation as is pretty much every other facet of the groupset. I had considered a Di2 Ultegra setup but ended up opting for this and I am sooooo glad I did!! Great price and service from the team @ Merlin when I mentioned there were some items missing out of boxes (front mech frame protectors and front brake bolts of varied length).
Eric L.I've been using sram red for year and made the switch to dura ace mainly due to the killer price on this website. I can say that this groupset has exceeded my expectations. The only draw back that I have found is the front derailleur needs to be trimmed at times in order to achieve the best chain line. Kind of annoying, but I'm guessing i'll get used to it.
Mr SUZUKII recently took the plunge to upgrade to Dura Ace and haven't been disappointed. The precision of the gear change and the performance of the brakes are far superior to Campy. The appearance and performance of this groupset is stunning! Highly recommended !
Mr GIt's Dura Ace what more needs to be said. Light weight, super smooth shifts, top notch finish, and at a bargain price. Quickly despatched and delivered by a good courier that supplied up to date tracking info.
Ian TooleWhat can I say, a product that is in a class of its own, this is my first experience of Dura Ace, having had an Ultegra & 105 group set prior. The difference in shifting is extremely noticeable, its incredible how smooth they have managed to get this! I will be never going back!
Bryce CookUnbelievably smooth and effortless shifting, the closest you can get to electronic shifting it's engineered so well. I had been on Dura Ace for many years and then switched to SRAM Red from 2010 until now. SRAM is great (and lighter), but nothing can beat the smooth, quiet shifting of Dura Ace.
Mr SangsterThis groupset is the best I've ever had. the shifting is smooth and accurate every time, and quiet. The brakes are adjustable in ways that other aren't. Once set up they work well and modulate better than the older shimano brakes. I was presently surprised on how fast the parts made it to me in the states. I was glad that I bought this as a groupset and realized the better pricing.
Mr PachecoGreat shifting. Almost identical to Di2. Typical Shimano quality.
Mr KruegerThe installation of the components was straightforward, for the most part. Shimano is no longer including installation instructions with the components, probably for liability reasons, but they are available online. The instructions are not very clear in many cases, such as how to use the dust shields for the cables, but if you have experience in bike repair and the right tools, nothing is difficult. The biggest improvement in shifting over the 7900 series is in the front derailleur. It's now fast and buttery smooth. Shimano really improved the cosmetics on the crank as well. The back of the crank on the FC-7900 looked unfinished and caught dust easily. The FC-9000 is a beautiful piece of work in all regards, and the ability to mix compact and standard chainrings is very convenient. The only disappointment is the bottom bracket, which is not as smooth as advertised. It's not bad, but there are better. All things considered, there are a lot of improvements from the 7900 series to make the 9000 series a worthwhile upgrade.
AdamsEverything you read about this group is true. There's a reason BMC runs it! It's not the lightest, but it is mechanically perfect.
wurzbachAwesome groupo! Shimano DuraAce continues to impress me with quality products. I have over 40,000 miles on my DuraAce 7800 set which I still use today!
David ChisemIt is difficult to justify the price difference between Dura Ace and Ultegra, but if you want the best.....! The instructions lack significant detail about the fitting and set up of the components, but with a little common sense and Google it is easily accomplished. The precision of the gear change and the performance of the brakes are far superior to Campag Super Record. For less cost I could have purchased Ultegra di2, but the added complexity of elctronics and battery, difficulty of fitting to a non-di2 prepared frame etc. deterred me. The apperance and performance of this groupset is stunning!
CJDCrisp functionality. Elegant styling. Upgraded my groupset from DA7700 to this 9000 set when the left brifter on the 7700 died. The function on the 7700 was always excellent, but this is somehow even better, even crisper. My only complaint so far is that I am a little disappointed to see that more and more the metal parts are being replaced for plastic in the pursuit of dropping that last half a gram of weight. I'm not a weight weenie, I'm a functionality and durability weenie. I was enticed by reviews that hailed this as the finest mechanical groupset available. I'll try to remember to update this in a few thousand miles.
Mr LewisTop of the range flag ship groupset and it certainly does not disappoint, the shifting is so smooth it's effortless. Best upgrade ever purchased after my wheels. You get what you pay for and with the Melin discounts at the mo you won't beat it
Old timerHave always had good groupsets on my bikes but never the top of the line, and being an old timer I couldn't see myself going to Di2. So rather than get a new ride, I decided to upgrade from ultegra 6700 and there is a difference, brakes have more grip, front derailleur is smooth with double trim. Man this stuff is just smooth and accurate, no regrets with taking the plunge. People in North America that like fancy packaging won`t get it here as majority of the parts come wrapped in plain plastic protected with bubble wraps, I was a little worried at first but after careful inspection there was no issue as it was well packed, plus less waste for the landfills. Shipping arrived to N.B. Canada within 5 working days, super fast, I've had orders take longer ordering within Canada.
KonnaganGreat groupset. Smooth shifting, lightweight, great feel.
Mr SCHOOFThanks Merlin Cycles, what brilliant Service and superb delivery time via UPS. I ordered a Dura Ace group set and it arrived with me in South Africa 5 days later, which included a weekend. The group set is superb and is the best group set that I've owned after having Sram Force and many versions of Shimano Ultegra in the past. I upgraded to the Dura Ace 11spd from the Ultegra 11spd and was very surprised to note that the Dura Ace is much smoother and requires even less effort to change gears than the Ultegra - particularly the front derailleur. Overall a superb product and brilliant service from Merlin Cycles.................Thank You
Mr FairhurstIt had to happen. For years I have drooled over Dura Ace gear; the top-end kit of professionals and unaffordable dream of MAMLs. I`ve put off the purchase for any number of reasons, but mostly that Ultegra is good enough and I`m not. I`m still not sure whether that last item has been fully fixed, but at some point over the last fortnight I had a shopping accident. Merlin offer the best deal to build your own group set and I definitely wanted the 52/36 - 11/28 ratios; hey - if they work for Team Sky.. After three straight evenings of build, the new machine looked very Pro, but I had to wait until this morning for the maiden voyage. O.M.G. 6am, in the cold and on an empty stomach usually spells a pretty lame hour and a shameful Strava upload the equivalent of what I just ate on Facebook. Not today. It tore up the miles and set a few top five placings. The shifting is a revelation. A light touch equals a solid, silent shift within 3 teeth on the rear. Apparently the front is even better, but since I spent the entire ride in the top ring, I will have to wait to find that out. I had a sense the *something* was slowing me down before. I was right. This thing properly shifts, in every sense. I may have just bought myself better again. This is hands down the best machine I have ever ridden. Including cars. im like a 5 year old who got the big box of Lego for Christmas. Now I just need to work on the engine; I mean, you can`t ride this stuff and not try to kick it like a pro.
Mr KeenAmazing group set. The one thing that stands out is the quality of the shifting. Great price from Merlin and the delivery turned up super fast. Brilliant on all fronts!
Mr EavesFantastic - upgraded from Dura Ace 7800, whilst that performed great this is in a different league! Shifting is instantaneous & precise, brakes are responsive powerful & confidence building. Absolutely delighted with this groupset, I'm going to the Alps in August & can`t wait to ride this groupset there! Service from Merlin was top notch even to swapping the front mech after I had ordered the wrong size! Delivery was two working days, can`t fault it!.
Mr AnthonyDoesn't get any better - instant, precise gear changes and really no need to add weight and go electronic in my opinion.
Mr LiaoBought two of these groupsets for my Pinarello F8 and Cervelo S5 helped lose about 1.2lbs off both bikes. Shifting is SUPERB. No lags whatsoever and super stiff. Did a couple of sprints on it and the crank arms take the power extremely well. Highly recommend this groupset to anyone!
Mr NicellA huge step up in performance from my previous Dura Ace 7900 Groupset. Braking and shifting performance increase is noticeable. No need for electronic with shifting this good!
PedroI couldn't believe the deal Merlin's Cycles had on the DA 9000 groupset! There was no way I could pass on a deal like this. Coming from SRAM red 10 spd to DA9000, I can honestly say this is by far one of the best mechanical groups ever! Huge thanks to Merlin's Cycles for the fast delivery. It only took five days from the UK to CA
Sarah BThis groupset is fantastic! Everything about it is perfect. It's like I'm riding a whole new bike!
C. CundiffI give this groupo 10 out of 5 stars! I'm still getting use to how light the action is, super precise!!! At Merlin's price point, it's worth EVERY dollar/pound!!!
David NiemanHaving used SRAM Red for the past 3 years, I had to make a challenging decision as to which 11 Speed Groupset I was going to upgrade to. Dura Ace 9000 it was after reading up about how well it compares to the Di2. I am not disappointed. Unpacking the boxes was a treat 7 days after placing the order. The crankset is a work of art, it oozes class and superior quality when compared to other sets. The groupset was installed by my bike frame supplier for warranty purposes, and yesterday I had the pleasure of testing it all for the first 110km ride. Off the bat, the whole operation of the parts of the groupset is smooth and quiet. No clunk sounds as gears engage down as what I was used to with the Red. This is in fact a bit of a problem, as shifting down the between gears, is so subtle, I and quiet, I find myself looking down at the cassette to see if it has finally reached the 11 sprocket or still has a way to go. Rear derailleur is smooth and quiet, and changes are crisp and complete - no half change skating between sprockets. The front deraileur is quite remarkable. changes are instantaneous, no more of the 2 pedal strokes to engage the outer chainring. VERY smooth and crisp - excellent in fact. The brakes are solid. They feel quite bomb proof, and on several occasions were so good I found myself having to adjust body position as the stop was sudden and strong. I am very impressed with the brakes. Shifters - still getting used to the motion again, the SRAM double tap certainly is a nice feature. The 9000 shifters do pivot about some, as both levers change gears. My biggest bugbear is that when your hands are low in the drops, it isn`t that easy to down shift gears. You have to raise your index finger quite a distance up as the down shift lever ends in a narrow point next to the brake/up shift lever. Looks good, but practically isn`t great when your hands are in the drop - when your hands are up on the hoods, no problem. The Sram double tap lever is wide at its base making down shifting easy and intuitive. The 9000 brake levers are well styled to your hand position and the hoods of the shifters are small and comfortable to hold, even with large hands. 9000 chain was smooth, no issues there. Cassette is very light, I am not sure how the carbon spider will last, but time will tell. Very pleased with the groupset so far, biggest race of the spring season is next week, hoping it will do well.
Mr SIMPSONI recently took the plunge to upgrade to Dura Ace and haven't been disappointed. Everything about the groupset is beautifully crafted and the difference in terms of performance is palpable - the braking remarkably powerful and the shifting so much smoother. I also chose to move from a compact to the 36/52 chainring and expected to maybe struggle adjusting but this hasn't been the case. Maybe this is down to the added gear in the eleven-speed cluster; maybe, too, it's to do with added stiffness in the chainring itself? In any case I'm delighted! Highly recommended!
Mr fryerUn boxing the groupset was impressive. Installing it was simple, once indexed, it makes you wonder is there any point to electronic shifting as this was as smooth, positive and immediate as any thing else on the market, at a price point which competes with Di2. If you are considering a groupset - this is the one!
Jeff KBy far the best mechanical gruppo available. Every shift is crisp and effortless.
Mr ShawFantastic group set, so much better than Dura Ace 7800 all round. Really light, lovely finish and works great. Shift quality is awesome. Why buy Di2 when you can have DA9000 at a fraction of the price from Merlin Cycles! The best groupset available.
Mr ryanNew 9000 Series Dura-Ace is very, very impressive. It's just a little lighter than before, but you can feel the difference. The major changes are the ones that you'll notice immediately: the lighter shifting and the punchier braking. Awesome group set!
Mr fidlerHaving used 10 speed Dura Ace for many years, it's amazing to feel that 11 speed has raised the bar again with quality and precision. It doesn't get any better than this. All fits together effortlessly and functions perfectly. The brakes are amazing, almost feels like I had discs on the bike.
Morry PThe best mechanical top of the range group set produced by Shimano. The Dura Ace 9000 mechanical group set is by far the best, lightest and durable groupset on the market. I have already an Ultegra Di2 setup on my other bike and I must say, I much prefer the feel of this mechanical machine ... definitely the way to go.
Mr SaundersExcellent Groupset, light, Extremely stiff chain set and the double pivot brakes are very powerful
Mr BWhat can one say about a Dura Ace groupset? It's expensive, it's flashy, and it works -- really well. "You should have bought Ultegra", said my friends. Yes, I could have. And my bike would have worked just fine. Or I could have even bought 105 and saved a little more. No. It's not about just having a working bike. This groupset is about treating yourself to something awesome. If you want something cheap that works, buy 105 or Ultegra. If you want to put the best possible stuff on your bike, buy Dura Ace.
M. RavnsnaesAmazing shifting and braking. With performance this good, there's hardly any arguments for electronic shifting. The only downside is the front derailleur, which can be tricky to setup properly.
Tim CavieWhat can I say about this groupset that has not already been written. I upgraded the shifters and brakes from DA7900 and the difference is vastly improved, the brakes really do work so much better, they just seem to bite harder but with less effort. The feel of the shifters in the hands are great, they are smaller and flatter, and just feel right. The mech's are fantastic, usual DA quality. I had DA7800 cranks which I loved, the DA9000 are awesome, they look amazing in my eyes and feel super stiff. Would highly recommend the DA9000 to anyone, especially if they get the same great deal I got from Merlin Cycles.
Mr MackleyWell having moved from a 105 Groupset to 9000 the difference is massive. Not sure why you need Di2 as 9000 is one amazing piece of kit. The front shift is so fast and light the first time I shifted from the small ring to the big ring I could not believe it had happened! Rear shifts are just as fast and easy and the eleven speed 11-28 does remove the old flat spot that the ten speed had. A great Groupset and great prices from Merlin. Thanks
calowbeEasy to set up, super-responsive and slick shifting. Very pleased there was a bottom bracket tightening tool included, due to the updated size. Lastly I opted for an eleven speed KMC quick link to secure the chain, rather than the pin provided, recommended.. Superb value.
Mr ChittyVery happy with the new 11 speed. Changing is super smooth and pressure to change is minimal. Really noticed a step up form the old 10 speed Ultegra.
Mr GinFantastic groupset! Much better than the 7700 series. The shifting of both FD and RD is quick and braking is a super improvement. Didn't think I needed a 11-speed, but it sure is fun shifting and knowing you have that extra gear on those long climbs. 52 x 36 crankset combo is much better than the 50 x 34 for rolling terrain, long descents, and sticking with that super fast peloton. Highly recommended!! :-)
MalcExcellent delivery service and packaging. The groupset lives up to it's reputation in terms of shifting, it is easy to fit and tune to perfectionjust pay attention to the front mech and read the instructions or get a pro mechanic who knows his/her stuff to fit it for you. Time will tell regarding durability but it looks very well made and mechanically is probably as good as it gets. I did a lot of 'research' before I purchasedI talked to pro mechanics, read all the reviews and thought long and hard about it first and can report that I haven't once regretted my decision. I also think it looks superb. The price here is very good too...just wish they stocked 52/36 chainset (I bought the compact as it's very mountainous where I live). If you are the type who hates to compromise or insist on the best then go for it!
Mr RichardsonQuite simply the BEST groupset I have ever ridden on. Switched back to Shimano from SRAM red and this is better (in my opinion). Shifting is smooth and consistent, particularly front mech. Drivetrain is very quiet. The brakes are incredible in their power and feel. Overall. Excellent
Mr GirdlerWhat a great groupset, the front derailleur is so quick and light. It all looks great and works fantastically . Highly recommend to anybody thinking of buying this.
BenShimano Dura-Ace 9000 mechanical group set is outstanding. The build quality and the polished two-toen finish looks really upscale and high quality. I was looking to get Ultegra Di2 but decided to go with DA9000 to get on the 11-speed bandwagon and for a mechanical group set, it's pretty much perfect in terms of function. I'm still playing around with the derailleur settings and lever reach so it will only get better I'm sure.
Mr DesranleauThe best groupset from Shimano. Easier to operate than previous versions. Front derailer shifts really easy and rear can move up 3 cogs in one move. Try one before getting electric.
Mr PriceThis a great product super responsive and light and really finished off my new S-Works Tarmac. It almost makes going up hill pleasurable.
Mr TennysonBest groupset I've ever owned, better than di2!