Shimano 105 R7000 groupset — everything you need to know
This article is a comprehensive guide to the price, specs and weights of Shimano’s mid-tier 105 R7000 groupset.
True to form, Shimano trickled down the technology and aesthetics of its Dura-Ace 9100 and Ultegra R8000 groupsets to the component group of the proletariat in the form of Shimano 105 R7000 in April of 2018.
We’ve been extensively testing the groupset since then and you can expect a full review soon.
Please note, we’ve quoted Shimano’s own RRPs throughout this article and some international pricing is still TBC — view these prices as a guide and refer to your preferred retailer for real-world pricing.
Likewise, we have quoted actual weights where we have the components to hand. Components marked with an * are claimed weights, but as more components trickle in, we’re hoping to update this list with actual weights for every component in the 105 R7000 groupset.
Shimano 105 R7000 groupset deals
While any decent bike shop should be able to get hold of Shimano components, and we’d always encourage you to support your LBS, there’s no denying that the the often impressive deals to be found on Shimano groupsets online are very tempting.
Shimano 105 R7000 is no exception and here we have compiled some of the best deals we’ve found on the groupset from around the web. Have we missed any particularly good bargains? Let us know in the comments!
Shimano 105 ST-R7000, ST-R7020 and ST-R7025 levers
The new Shimano 105 shifters share the same shape as its updated Dura-Ace and Ultegra equivalentsLaura Dow / LauraDow.com
The new groupset has three different dual-control levers available. All share the same streamlined look of the higher-end Ultegra R8000 levers with slimmed down hydraulic internals, improved ergonomics and 15mm reach adjustment.
The ST-R7000 shifters are for rim brakes or cable-actuated disc brakes. We have a pair of these in and each shifter weighs 238g.
The new ST-R7020 Dual-Control levers are the first hydraulic disc brakes at the 105 level. These replace the non-series RS-505 brake levers, which worked well but had bulges for the hydraulic internals that some riders found awkward in hand.
Note the below prices refer to a fully bled system (left and right).
Rounding out this trio is the ST-R7025, which is a hydraulic disc brake Dual-Control lever with 4mm less reach to the lever blades than the regular levers. These are designed with smaller hands (including juniors) in mind.
Shimano 105 BR-R7070 disc caliper and SM-RT70 disc rotor
Accompanying the new hydraulic levers is a new BR-7070 disc brake caliper. The new caliper attaches via the (now nearly universally adopted) flat mount standard. It uses the same brake pads as Dura-Ace and Ultegra.
Shimano 105 BR-R7070 weight: 147g front, 138g rear. This is a claimed weight per caliper
Shimano 105 BR-7070 disc caliper pricing: $69.99, €65.99, official UK and AUS pricing TBC
The new rim brake has clearances for up to 28mm tyresLaura Dow / LauraDow.com
Shimano has improved tyre clearance on its latest generation of brakes to fit 28mm tyres. Shimano offers the BR-R7000 series brakes in versions for direct mount front, seatstays and chainstays configurations.
Our set weighs in at 194g per brake including pads.
Save for the finish, the new 105 cranks are nearly identical to the higher end modelsLaura Dow / LauraDow.com
The centerpiece of the new 105 kit is the FC-R7000 crankset. It now features the same half matte, half gloss look of Dura-Ace and Ultegra.
Riders can choose from 165, 170, 172.5 and 175, and for the first time, 160mm lengths.
The crankset is available in chainring combinations of 53/39t, 52/36t and 50/34t. The cranks use the same 110mm asymemetric 4-bolt pattern as the previous generation, so unusual chainring combinations will still be possible using third-party rings.
Our 175mm cranks in a 52/36t combination including the plastic preload bolt weighs in at 752g.
A 105-level cassette is now available in an 11-34t spreadLaura Dow / LauraDow.com
Accompanying the crankset is a wide range of cassette options. There are now 105-level cassettes in 11-25, 11-28, 11-30, 11-32t and the wide-range CS-HG700 11-34t version. The CS-HG700-11 version will also fit on 10-speed freehub bodies with a spacer.
Clearly thinking that the BikeRadar office is staffed by weaklings, Shimano’s UK distributor, Madison sent us through the wide range CS-HG700 cassette, which weighs 364g.
The new 105 front derailleur adopts Shimano’s more compact design, with cable tension adjustment built inLaura Dow / LauraDow.com
The latest 105-level front derailleur benefits from the design of the latest Dura-Ace front derailleur, losing the super-long actuation arm in favour of a more compact design which incorporates tension adjustment into the derailleur itself.
Shimano claims this new design requires less effort to initiate upshifts and improved cable routing options. It also improves clearances for bikes with fat tyres or with sub-optimal chain lines.
Shimano 105 FD-R7000 front derailleur band on weight: 109g
The Shimano R7000 rear derailleurLaura Dow / LauraDow.com
Last but not least, we have the new 105 rear derailleurs. The new rear derailleur uses Shimano’s low-profile Shadow parallelogram design. Shimano claims the design reduces crash vulnerability and improves shift performance.
Shimano offers this rear derailleur in a short cage (SS) version for 11-25 to 11-30t cassettes as well as a medium cage (GS) model for wider range 11-28-11-34t cassettes.