Cutting through wind, shaving off seconds. Faced with rugged race conditions where split-second decisions determine victory or defeat, the ability to maximize a rider's performance is a crucial task for SHIMANO road components. To optimize input and maximize output, advanced ergonomic design achieves comfortable operation. Optimal power transmission and intuitive, precise shifting minimize loss, while the braking system achieves both superb damping and accurate control. This keeps the rider stress-free, and enables total concentration throughout the race. It also leads the way to victory both for the world's top athletes and for speed-loving road riders.