The new Dura Ace from Shimano is answers the question of many pros and ambitious amateurs as to whether and how the current, immensely high level of performance could be further increased. Each individual Dura Ace R9120 component is designed to work as efficiently as possible with all other components of the system. This shows the core of Shimano's component-developed-as-a-system philosophy particularly clearly. The result is called SYSTEM SUPREMACY - the superiority of the system over the sum of the individual parts.The Shimano Dura Ace brake lever has an ideal ergonomic cover. The new design gives you more control and confidence even under racing conditions. The newly adapted brake lever shape surprises with a direct contact point, more rigidity and shift paddles that respond with a defined click feel. This leads to more intuitively targeted, faster shifting processes, favoured by the newly designed ergonomic shift lever position. Shimano also offers fine adjustment options on the brake gear lever so that you can adapt it to your personal needs and preferences at any time.
DUAL CONTROL LEVER
DCL stands for DUAL CONTROL LEVER. It has brake and shifting functions in the system and enables easy operation. Ergonomic innovation is probably more critical to the higher standard performance than the added gearing. The shift internals borrow the robustness from our MTB technology and are so smooth and effortless that one finger shifts front and rear are possible. Indeed, shifting is the ultimate act of SHIMANO TOTAL INTEGRATION, and simply has to be experienced to be understood.
The DURA-ACE/ULTEGRA/105 Dual Control Lever have an optimized structure with features that include the lighter weight pivot section in the near side of the shifting unit and the integral shifting cable for lighter steering. Its many component parts are made so compact and precise to achieve unprecedented high-speed performance.
When you pull a SERVOWAVE brake lever, initial pad travel is fast, so little lever movement is needed to bring the pads into contact with the rotor. The power multiplication factor then increases rapidly at the pad-to-rim contact so more of the lever stroke is used to apply greater braking power with improved control.
Brake lever is equipped with a reach adjust mechanism. The distance from handlebar grip to lever can be adjusted to suit any hand size, type of riding and individual rider preferences.
With OT-SP41 the entire length of the outer casing is pre-lubricated with a special silicone grease for quick and precise shifting performance. OT-SP41 maximally reduces the inner cable friction to provide quick response to operations and easy/effortless shifting. Moreover, power loss due to delay in shifting and fatigue by shifting especially when you ride on the terrain with many ups and downs as well as a long distance is also reduced. 8 color options are also available for outer casing to meet many requests.