Shimano ST-9001 Dura-Ace Lever Set 2x11 Spd

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The Shimano Dura-Ace ST-9001 Dual Control Shifters top off the lightest, most ergonomically efficient group in Shimano’s mechanical line-up. The advanced lever design, which allows an effective range of adjustment, will offer faster shifting and braking performance with much less required effort. These Dual Control STI shifters for 11-speed mechanical systems will make you wonder why anyone thought electronic shifting was even necessary. Contrary to the older versions of the Dura-Ace shifters, which often looked like big horns on a bull, the ST-9001 Dual Control Shifters look sleek and small. They take a leaf out of the Di2 book in both look and performance. The ST-9001 Dual Control Shifters have an ergonomic shape to them that offers suitable space for larger hands, while the folks with smaller hands out there will not feel overwhelmed with the amount of space. The levers will always be just a finger away, so any abrupt braking or urgent shifting will be able to happen without having to readjust your position on the hoods or in the drops. This is largely because Shimano has built in some very clever, quite discrete ways to customize your lever fit. If you have smaller hands, or prefer a shorter reach to the lever, just peel back the rubber cover at the top of the body and tighten the screw to bring the levers closer in. Shimano has also moved the brake lever pivot point about 5mm further away from the bar, for more leverage on the hoods. They also added nearly 10mm of length to the lever blades, for leverage and an easier reach from the drops. Comfort and safety were the primary goals in the design, but what will strike you as soon as you settle into a ride is just how amazingly sharp the shifting feels. Shimano has accomplished this improvement with a couple small but very effective tweaks. Shimano always had silky, precise shifting, but if you had little hands, particularly, it was always a bit of an effort to get the lever to swing all the way over when shifting. They addressed that minor complaint by reducing the effort it takes to shift gears, which if you want to put a number to it, Shimano says requires 47% less effort. And the release lever stroke has been cut by 30% compared to the old ST-7900. That means you don’t have to swing the levers over until it seems nearly parallel to the ground any more to get fast into the gear you want. Reading this, you may wonder where they got their numbers, but once you ride the ST-9001 Dual Control Shifters, all you’ll be thinking about is just how sublime the shifting has become.  Like a good drummer sitting in the background keeping the group in time, a lot of the credit here has to go to the under-hyped polymer-coated cables that have been introduced to give the silkiest shifting and the braking the most immediately responsive, yet delicate you could possibly imagine. The polymer coating reduces the sliding resistance of the cable, which gives the shifting a quick and easy feel. Treated this way, the cables are also much more resistant to fraying or bunching, which will ensure that you’re shifting will feel as good on the thousandth ride as it did on the first. It also ensures that the braking always catches exactly as you’d like. One thing earlier versions of Shimano brakes and levers could not do so well was feather the brakes. Now with the ST-9001 Dual Control Shifters, working in sympathy with the Dura-Ace BR-9000 Brake Calipers, you’ll feel like the brake levers are practically reading your mind. Slick-looking, they are made from carbon and feel appropriately light as a result.   The “Dual Control” in the name does in fact refer to the system’s ability to have complete control over the shifting and the braking simultaneously. Shimano has striven to make their top-quality stuff as customizable as possible, with things like the adjustable lever-reach on the Shimano Dura-Ace ST-9001 Dual Control Shifters. Touch-points are so important in cycling, you’ll never want to let go of these. 

The Shimano Dura-Ace ST-9001 Dual Control Shifters top off the lightest, most ergonomically efficient group in Shimano’s mechanical line-up. The advanced lever design, which allows an effective range of adjustment, will offer faster shifting and braking performance with much less required effort. These Dual Control STI shifters for 11-speed mechanical systems will make you wonder why anyone thought electronic shifting was even necessary. Contrary to the older versions of the Dura-Ace shifters, which often looked like big horns on a bull, the ST-9001 Dual Control Shifters look sleek and small. They take a leaf out of the Di2 book in both look and performance. The ST-9001 Dual Control Shifters have an ergonomic shape to them that offers suitable space for larger hands, while the folks with smaller hands out there will not feel overwhelmed with the amount of space. The levers will always be just a finger away, so any abrupt braking or urgent shifting will be able to happen without having to readjust your position on the hoods or in the drops. This is largely because Shimano has built in some very clever, quite discrete ways to customize your lever fit. If you have smaller hands, or prefer a shorter reach to the lever, just peel back the rubber cover at the top of the body and tighten the screw to bring the levers closer in. Shimano has also moved the brake lever pivot point about 5mm further away from the bar, for more leverage on the hoods. They also added nearly 10mm of length to the lever blades, for leverage and an easier reach from the drops. Comfort and safety were the primary goals in the design, but what will strike you as soon as you settle into a ride is just how amazingly sharp the shifting feels. Shimano has accomplished this improvement with a couple small but very effective tweaks. Shimano always had silky, precise shifting, but if you had little hands, particularly, it was always a bit of an effort to get the lever to swing all the way over when shifting. They addressed that minor complaint by reducing the effort it takes to shift gears, which if you want to put a number to it, Shimano says requires 47% less effort. And the release lever stroke has been cut by 30% compared to the old ST-7900. That means you don’t have to swing the levers over until it seems nearly parallel to the ground any more to get fast into the gear you want. Reading this, you may wonder where they got their numbers, but once you ride the ST-9001 Dual Control Shifters, all you’ll be thinking about is just how sublime the shifting has become.  Like a good drummer sitting in the background keeping the group in time, a lot of the credit here has to go to the under-hyped polymer-coated cables that have been introduced to give the silkiest shifting and the braking the most immediately responsive, yet delicate you could possibly imagine. The polymer coating reduces the sliding resistance of the cable, which gives the shifting a quick and easy feel. Treated this way, the cables are also much more resistant to fraying or bunching, which will ensure that you’re shifting will feel as good on the thousandth ride as it did on the first. It also ensures that the braking always catches exactly as you’d like. One thing earlier versions of Shimano brakes and levers could not do so well was feather the brakes. Now with the ST-9001 Dual Control Shifters, working in sympathy with the Dura-Ace BR-9000 Brake Calipers, you’ll feel like the brake levers are practically reading your mind. Slick-looking, they are made from carbon and feel appropriately light as a result.   The “Dual Control” in the name does in fact refer to the system’s ability to have complete control over the shifting and the braking simultaneously. Shimano has striven to make their top-quality stuff as customizable as possible, with things like the adjustable lever-reach on the Shimano Dura-Ace ST-9001 Dual Control Shifters. Touch-points are so important in cycling, you’ll never want to let go of these.