20 bikes with Shimano 12-speed | New superbikes and more with Shimano Dura-Ace R9200 and Ultegra R8100

The top-end bikes already wearing Shimano's latest groupsets

Trek Doman SLR 7 product shot

The new Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9200 and Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8100 groupsets may only have launched this week but there’s already a handful of bikes wearing the brand-spanking-new 12-speed setups.

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The launch of Shimano’s next-generation Dura-Ace road bike groupset has been rumoured for quite a while, with BikeRadar first predicting the move to 12-speed early last year and the new groupset breaking cover at Baloise Belgium Tour in June.

The release of Shimano Ultegra R8100 at the same time as Dura-Ace came as more of a surprise, with Shimano normally staggering the release of its groupsets.

We now have all the details of both groupsets, including confirmation that they are 12-speed, electronic-only with no mechanical option, semi-wireless and come with the promise of Shimano’s fastest, most precise shifting ever.

We also found out how much Shimano’s latest groupsets will cost, with retail prices starting from £3,631.87 for the disc brake Dura-Ace R9200 option and £2,370.87 for Ultegra R8100 in disc brake format.

It’s no surprise then that bike brands have reserved their flagship bikes for the new Dura-Ace. Some have also released slightly less expensive machines equipped with the new Ultegra.

We’ll certainly see more and more bikes released with Shimano’s newest groupsets over the coming months but, in the meantime, here are 13 bikes already dressed in Shimano’s finest.

Trek Madone SLR 9

The Trek Madone SLR 9 has all the bells and whistles.

How much? With a list price of £12,400, the new Trek Madone SLR 9 is about as pricey as it comes.

However, as Trek’s top-specced aero road bike, it has all the bells and whistles – Dura-Ace R9200 and Bontrager Aeolus RSL 51 wheels. The frame is also constructed from 800 Series OCLV Carbon, Trek’s lightest carbon fibre.

Elsewhere in the range, the new £9,190 Trek Madone SLR 7 is one step below with the same carbon fibre frame but Ultegra R8100 and slightly lower-spec components. There is also the £4,700 SLR 6, which once again has Ultegra R8100 but its frame is made from 500 Series OCLV Carbon.

Trek Émonda SLR 9

The 2022 Trek bikes come in an array of flashy colours, including this Amethyst colour scheme.

Trek’s top-tier climbing bike also comes equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace R9200.

The Émonda SLR 9 uses the same grade of top-spec carbon fibre as the Madone SLR 9 but the frame is focussed primarily on low weight – less than 700g for an unpainted SLR frame, according to Trek.

That said, the 2021 Trek Émonda also has a healthy smattering of aero touches, making this an appealing all-round race bike.

As for the spec, the Émonda SLR 9 has mountain-appropriate, 37mm-deep carbon wheels and a Bontrager Aeolus RSL integrated bar and stem.

This bike will cost you £11,020. One step below is the SLR 7 with Ultegra R8100. Yours for a cool £7,810.

Trek Domane SLR 7

“Radioactive Coral to Yellow Fade”, anyone?

The Domane is Trek’s endurance road bike and that’s reflected in the geometry, with a slightly longer wheelbase and upright riding position than the brand’s out-and-out race bikes.

It also has fewer aero features, most notably a standard two-piece bar and stem cockpit rather than an integrated design. It can also take 38mm tyres, improving comfort and increasing versatility.

The 2022 SLR 7 comes with Ultegra R8100 and 37mm-deep wheels, setting you back £8,000. There is also the Trek Domane SLR 9 with the latest Dura-Ace for £11,000.

Giant TCR Advanced SL Disc 0

Giant’s top-flight TCR gets Dura-Ace R9200.

Giant Australia has already listed the Giant TCR Advanced SL Disc 0 with Dura-Ace R9200 on its website.

The 2021 Giant TCR Advanced SL Disc 0 got a full five stars when we tested it in May and was also our 2021 Superbike of the Year. The TCR is a seriously good platform.

Pricing is listed as AU$12,999 and Giant says UK pricing and specs will be available in the coming weeks. Giant also says there will be seven models across its 2022 UK range available with Dura-Ace R9200 and Ultegra R8100.

Orro Venturi STC Ultegra

The Venturi STC aero bike has fully integrated cables, giving it a clean look from front to back.

Expected to be available at the end of October 2021, the Orro Venturi STC comes with Ultegra R8100.

Orro is a British brand that has quickly built itself a solid reputation for value and performance. When we reviewed its Venturi Evo 105 we commented on how the bike delivered a premium aero bike ride for £2,100, which is a lot less cash than some aero bikes from more well-known brands.

The Venturi STC is Orro’s flagship model and is a bit pricier at £3,599, but it’s still a relative steal when compared to other bikes with the new Ultegra groupset.

BMC Teammachine SLR01 ONE

The Teammachine’s red cockpit proved divisive when it first launched.

The Teammachine has been one of cycling’s most successful bikes in recent years, and the Teammachine SLR01 ONE is BMC’s latest top-shelf model, decked out in Dura-Ace R9200 for €13,299.

BMC Roadmachine 01 Five

The Roadmachine 01 is BMC’s do-it-all road bike.

When the latest Roadmachine launched, BMC said it was designed to do everything quickly and comfortably, with the brand upping tyre clearance and overall comfort.

This €6,799 version of the bike comes with Ultegra R8100 and has a 50/34 chainset at the front, in keeping with its versatile one-bike-to-do-it-all approach.

Fairlight Strael 3.0

A top groupset for a top steel bike.
Fairlight Cycles

The new Fairlight Strael 3.0 received a full five stars when BikeRadar’s Jack Luke tested it earlier this year.

It’s one of the best steel bikes to pass through our doors, delivering buckets of comfort, impressive adaptability and customisable build options, which now, of course, include the new Dura-Ace and Ultegra.

Mason Aspect

Mason’s titanium Aspect is now available with Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8100.
Mason Cycles

The titanium, ultra-distance Mason Aspect will be available with Shimano Ultegra R8100.

Mason will also be offering its steel Resolution and aluminium Definition road bikes with Shimano’s latest groupsets.

Canyon Ultimate CFR Disc Aero

Canyon’s all-round race bike, the Ultimate, gets the Dura-Ace 12-speed treatment.

The Canyon Ultimate CFR Disc Aero has also received the new Dura-Ace treatment.

Canyon’s CFR designation is reserved for the German brand’s flagship frames and this bike comes in with a claimed weight of 6.54kg.

The price? £8,599 for Canyon’s racy all-rounder dressed in 12-speed Shimano.

Canyon Endurace CF SLX 9 Disc Di2

Canyon is also offering the Endurace CF SLX 9 with new Dura-Ace.

Also with Dura-Ace R9200, the Canyon Endurace CF SLX 9 Disc Di2 will cost slightly less at £7,399.

While the Endurace shares a similar profile to the Ultimate, it places greater emphasis on comfort, with the relaxed geometry promoting a more upright riding position. Claimed weight for this bike is 7.1kg.

Canyon Aeroad CFR Disc MvdP

The MvdP Aeroad gets Dura-Ace R9200.

Mathieu van der Poel receives the Peter Sagan privilege of having a bike painted and specced in his honour, and then sold to the public for a tidy sum.

The paintjob is a tribute to Mathieu van der Poel.

This special edition Canyon Aeroad CFR Disc has Dura-Ace R9200, van der Poel’s initials on the head tube and his silhouette on the seat tube. It will set you back a cool £10,099.

Merida Scultura V Team

The goals for the new Scultura Team were lighter, more aero and more comfort.

We first spotted the new Merida Scultura V Team back at the Critérium du Dauphiné in June, ahead of its official launch.

Decked out with Dura-Ace, Merida says its updated climbing bike is even lighter than before, as well as being more aero and more comfortable. Yours for £7,750.

Pinarelllo Dogma F Dura-Ace Di2

We first spotted the Dogma F back at the Tour de Suisse.
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Ever eagle-eyed, we also spotted the new Pinarello Dogma F before its official launch, debuting at the Tour de Suisse and ridden by Richard Carapaz.

Pricing is still to be confirmed, but we expect this model to cost £11,000. The bike pictured is actually the machine we’ve received to test the new Dura-Ace groupset, so watch out for a full review soon.

Focus Izalco Max 9.9

The Focus Izalco Max Disc 9.9 has been around for a few years and now has the new Dura-Ace.

The Izalco Max 9.9 sits at the top of Focus’s Izalco Max range and, accordingly, gets the Dura-Ace treatment.

This one follows a familiar theme, with dropped seatstays and neat integrated touches.

Focus Izalco Max 9.8

It’s Ultegra R8100 for the Focus Izalco Max Disc 9.8.

With a slightly lower spec than the 9.9, the Izalco Max 9.8 gets the new Ultegra.

Cube Litening C:68X SLT

The Cube Litening C:68X SLT has Dura-Ace.

The Cube Litening C:68X SLT was one of our Bike of the Year superbike selections of 2020, and it’s now been decked out with the new Dura-Ace.

This bike will cost you £8,499, which is weirdly looking like reasonable value compared to some of the other superbikes in this list.

Cube Litening C:68X Race

It’s Ultegra R8100 for Cube’s Litening C:68X Race.

The Cube Litening C:68X Race has Ultegra R8100 with a mid-compact 52/36 crankset up front and an 11-34t cassette at the back.

This one will set you back £5,599.

Cube Agree C:62 SLT

The Cube Agree C:62 SLT has the new Dura-Ace.

The Cube Agree is billed as an all-rounder balancing comfort and speed, and this top-flight model, which will cost you £6,999, gets Dura-Ace R9200.

Cube Agree C:62 Race

It’s Ultegra for the Cube Agree c:62 Race.

If you’ve cottoned on to Cube’s naming conventions you’ll have guessed it already.

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Yep, the Cube Agree C:62 Race has the new Ultegra R8100. And the price? £3,999.