Dura Ace and XTR voted Bikeradar's Most Wanted

Dura Ace and XTR voted Bikeradar's Most Wanted

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Two of Shimano's latest bicycle groupsets came top of the charts in BikeRadar's 2015 Most Wanted Awards.

Over 69,000 website readers from around the world voted on their favourite products in road and mountain bike categories, picking Dura Ace Di2 and XTR Di2 as their most wanted products.

Readers also picked a number of Shimano-equipped bikes as their favourites including the Canyon Aeroad, Specialized Roubaix, Pinarello Dogma and Cervelo C5. 

Here's what the judges had to say: 

Most Wanted Road Group: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2

Judges' comments:"Shimano’s premier Dura-Ace Di2 group offers riders fast, flawless shifting. It’s lighter than the mechanical version, can be programmed to suit personal preferences and and can even be configured with auxiliary shift buttons that suit sprint and climbing specialists.

"Sure, it’s expensive, but judging by the overwhelming number of votes it garnered, many riders are ready to embrace electronic drivetrains. Second place in this category? Shimano Ultegra Di2."


Most Wanted Mountain Group: Shimano XTR Di2

Judges' comments: "Another runaway victor was Shimano’s recently-released XTR Xi2 group. While this group is quite new, it seems that readers are eager to give it a go.

"Shimano didn’t just modify its existing technology for off-road use. In developing XTR Di2 it focused on making it more robust, with more powerful motors for precise shifting in nasty conditions.

"There’s also a programmable shift option called Synchronized Shift that will automatically shift the front derailleur in order to give the rider the smallest interval possible between gears.

"While this tech is expensive, its also very likely that it will someday trickle down to the more affordable XT level, enabling more riders to give it a go."

Find out more

You'll find more information about Dura Ace and XTR components on our website, or find your local Shimano retailer via our network of distributors across Europe.