Even though the Shimano 105 group has Dura-Ace and Ultegra above it in terms of performance, the No. 3 set is tops when it comes to value. And really, 105 takes so much design and tech from its siblings that the differences in shifting and braking aren’t all that great. Shimano says the whole 105 set weighs 3,067.7 g. The old 105 R7000 is 2,978.4 g. The latest Dura-Ace is 2,437.5 g, and Ultegra is 2,690.5 g. Below are weights and Canadian prices of the new R7100 series. If you want to learn more about the component line, read “New Shimano 105 R7100: The group goes electric.”
Weights and Canadian pricing for the Shimano 105 R7100 group
|Shimano 105 R7100 component||105 weight||105 price||105 weight difference compared with Ultegra part||105 price difference compared with Ultegra part|
|Crankset with chainrings||766 g||$240||50 g||-$180|
|11-34 tooth cassette||361 g||$90||64 g||-$60|
|11-36 tooth cassette1||Not available||$120||–||–|
|Di2 front derailleur||142 g||$205||32 g||-$139|
|Di2 rear derailleur||302 g||$375||40 g||-$135|
|12-speed chain2||252 g||$48||0 g||-$23|
|160-mm disc brake rotor3||133 g||$60||25 g||-$12|
|Hydraulic disc brake set (caliper and lever) – front brake/left lever||834 g||$540||481 g||-$175|
|Hydraulic disc brake set (caliper and lever) – rear brake/right lever||834 g||$540||491 g||-$175|
|C32 tubeless disc brake wheelset4||1,504 g||$1,400||16 g||-$470|
|C46 tubeless disc brake wheelset||1,612 g||$1,400||42 g||-$470|
|Di2 battery5||53 g||$245||0 g||$0|
|Di2 charging cable||Not available||$66||–||$0|
1The 105 group has a 11-36 tooth cassette in its lineup. Ultegra and Dura-Ace do not.
2Shimano brings the SLX chain (M7100) into the 105 road group. The company matches the Deore XT chain, M8100, to Ultegra. It lists the same weight for both chains.
3Shimano brings the SLX rotor (RT70) into the 105 road group. The company matches the Deore XT rotor, MT800, to Ultegra.
4Shimano is calling the wheels that launch with the 105 group non-series hoops. Their closest Ultegra equivalents are the C36 and C50. The numbers in the wheel names correspond to rim depth in millimetres. All wheels, have internal rim widths of 21 mm.
5The 105, Ultegra and Dura-Ace sets all use the same Di2 battery and charging cable.