Shimano Dura-Ace compact chainset review

One of the best compact cranksets available

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
£439.99 RRP
Shimano Dura-Ace compact chainset

Our review

Stiff, light and efficient, top-level racers can expect typically good Shimano quality
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The top of the line offering from Shimano is aimed firmly at top-level riders and competitive cyclists, and is simply one of the best chainsets that money can buy. 

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The cranks are cold forged as a hollow section, the pedal end closed in a further forging action before being joined and finished. 

The outer chainring features hollow sections where it mates to the crank. The result is a level of stiffness that really translates through the pedals. 

Overall, as you’d hope for the money, it’s a system that is stiff and light, with excellent shifting, even when using chains other than Shimano’s. 

The chainset weighs 658g, has a heel clearance of 7mm and comes in lengths of 165, 170, 172.5, 175, 177.5 and 180mm.

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This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Dura-Ace compact crankset (12)
Brand Shimano

Weight (g) 658
Features *Lengths:165, 170, 172.5, 175, 177.5, 180mm * BB included: no *Heel clearance: 7mm