The prices of road bike components can, now and then, be a bit daunting. A crankset can run you a couple car payments or a month’s mortgage and might not fit into the budget or slide past the spouse unnoticed. That’s why there’s Shimano 105. Make no mistake, this is not budget gear. Its race-worthy equipment designed to be reasonably priced, and since it benefits from Dura-Ace and Ultegra trickle-down technology, it doesn’t compromise performance. Whilst the Shimano 105 FC-R7000 Crankset tips the scales at around 100 grams more than its top-end sibling, it’s still nowhere near what you’d call heavy. It also shifts with crispness so as regards to the higher level group that you will not imagine that it’s lower than half the price. Shimano Hollowtech hollow crank arms reduce weight Whilst adding stiffness for more direct power transfer and greater pedaling efficiency. The Hyperdrive 11-speed chainrings, when paired with Shimano’s Dual SIS front index shifting, deliver instant, assertive shifts time and time again. Shimano has also increased the space between the large and small rings to reduce chain rub in the small-small gear and a chainline that’s optimized for the dropout spacing and chainstay length associated with disc brake road bikes. The Shimano 105 FC 7000 Crankset is to be had in mid-compact and compact ring options with its asymmetric, 110mm bolt circle diameter. Both versions of this crankset can also be had in 170, 172. 5, or 175mm lengths.
Wider gear pitch increases chain clearance with small gearings and allows for 410 mm chain stays on 135 mm O.L.D.