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DURA-ACE press camp: behind the scenes

Here's a summary of our DURA-ACE press camp, held in Calpe, Spain in January 2017.

DURA-ACE Di2 tested by the media | SHIMANO

We recently headed over to Spain to test ride our new Dura-Ace Di2 components. The weather was unseasonably horrid - ice, wind and driving rain - but the components more than met the challenge! Watch the video to see how we battled the elements in not-so-sunny Calpe.

NEW Shimano Dura Ace 9170 Groupset | GCN's First Ride

The new Shimano Dura Ace 9170 is Shimano's electronic groupset with hydraulic disc brakes. Here are Si's impressions from the first ride out on it. 

Simon Richardson talks you through the changes and development we've witnessed since the first Di2 groupset was revealed to us back in 2009.

Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9170 First Ride Review | BikeRadar

Shimano's flagship electronic groupset was unveiled last summer, and we've finally been able to ride it. Here are our initial impressions...

Product Engineer Tim Gerrits showing that it's all in the details.

Karsten Kroon

Shimano test rider Karsten Kroon, who explored the limits of the new Shimano DURA-ACE disc brakes is also joining the DURA-ACE Press Camp to share his experiences with the new DURA-ACE R9100 Series. 

Test to the max! #Waterproof

Maintenance is a daily routine for our tech reps.

It's our goal to give the press the best insights about the new technologies.

The journalist's can choose their favourite bike of the Shimano's sponsored teams

Some final details assembled by our tech reps

Fitted to each journalist's best position by our friends from

Preparation is key!

Counting the boys ;-)

The R9100 Series crankset. Built to handle the pressure.

The first rides with the new DURA-ACE Series in the "not so typical" Spanish weather.

What do you think of the marvellous replica bike of Peter Sagan? Fully equipped with the new DURA-ACE R9170 group set.


"The hydraulic/Di2 9170 hood is virtually the same size as 9000’s rim brake Di2 hood, and it’s also almost identical in volume to the new 9100 mechanical hood." Read more...


Shimano's product engineer Tim Gerrits demostrates the E-TUBE project for iPad. The E-TUBE application allows you to update your bicycle's firmware and change DI2 settings when connected to a PC, iPad or Phone. You can find all the details on our website or download the application to your iPad or iPhone

Despite the bad weather conditions all the press went out for testing. Luckily they were supported with spare parts, spare wheels and dry clothes by the "Coches Azules", our Shimano Neutral Support team in Spain.

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