Our patience has finally paid off — we’ve finally received our first shipment of 10-speed Dura-Ace componentry. Did we get as much as we’d like? Of course not. But supply in the US remains amusingly small. Based on our estimates, less than 100 groups made it to the US at the end of last week. Supplies ought to look better in about 2 weeks, but for now it’s slim pickins, and we were lucky to get our hands on as much as we did.
Two questions have been asked of us time and time again: (1) What’s the difference between D/Ace-9 and D/Ace-10? (2) Is D/Ace-10 worth the extra cost? While you’ll find meaningful improvements across the board, you’ll be astounded by how much cleaner and more precise the shifting is. The crank/BB interface is a quantum improvement over the Octalink system of D/Ace-9, both from the standpoint of how true the chainrings run, and from how laterally stiff the crank feels. Lastly, the ergonomics of the 10-speed STI levers are friendlier to all hand shapes and sizes. Please feel free to e-mail or call us if you have any additional questions.