NOS Ultegra Group

 
 

ABOUT:

The New Old Stock Ultegra “9 speed generation” group is widely regarded as one of the best groups of all times, and a favorite group of most racers back in the early 2000’s. It gets used on the often on the nicer custom builds we do!

This generation of Ultegra components were still made in Japan, unlike most much more expensive, lower quality and uglier offerings available new today.

Rear Hub:

The rear hub is still a real tradition “loose ball” cup and cone hub. Easy to service and grease and replace the bearing just like any vintage hub.

Notice the elegant “small barrel,” the chrome lock nuts and alloy spacers.

The cassette body is made from steel so you can use any cassette you like. It has the traditional spacing used from 8 speed through 10 speed. So any 8-10 speed cassette will fit (*excluding Campagnolo). 7 speed cassettes will fit with the addition of a 4 mm spacer.

Front derailleur:

The body is alloy and the cage is satin plated steel. They work well with road rings and are the best front derailleurs we’ve found for use with compact doubles.

They all have a 28.6 clamp size for standard, or single over sized tube sets (and are compatible with all bikes we make).

Rear derailleur:

The rear derailleurs only come in the short cage. These are best for very compact cassettes such as 11-25.

Matching the group:

We like matching up this Ultegra group with a Son dynamo front hub, Sun Xcd crank set with T.A. chain rings mounted with Velo Orange 50.4 hardware. Shimano dura ace 9 or 10 speed down tube shifters KMC Ultra light chain and Ultegra cassettes.