Ultegra SL offers extra colour option and lighter weight

Thursday, May 31, 2007 11.00pm
Shimano has introduced an additional edition of the popular Ultegra racing components. The 'Ultegra SL' offers an attractive new colour ('Ice Grey') and the group is 97 grams lighter than the standard Ultegra components

Shimano has taken this opportunity to simultaneously introduce an Ultegra branded 10-speed compact crankset (50-34T). It will be available in two colour options: standard silver and 'Ice Grey'. The 'Ice Grey' double crankset (52-39T and 53-39T) is 35 grams lighter than the current version. A triple crankset will also be available with a chainring combination of 52-39-30 teeth.

All Ultegra cranksets have been developed with Shimano’s proven Hollowtech II technology that increases rigidity while saving weight. They also feature Shimano Hyperdrive technology with shift ramps and especially designed chainrings for an unmatched front shifting performance. Crankarm length choices will be 165, 170, 172.5 and 175mm.

The 'Ice Grey' Dual Control Levers (-43g), rear derailleur (-9g) and brake calipers (-10g) are more lightweight than the standard Ultegra components while performance and durability stay the same. There will also be a matching colour version of the new Ultegra SPD-SL pedals PD-6620 with a wide pedal platform for increased stability and a stainless steel pedal body cover for extra durability. Last but not least, also the Ultegra clincher wheel set WH-6600 will be available in 'Ice Grey', completing this attractive group set.

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