NEW For 2016- With 4 New Four-Arm Chainset, Updated Shifters and Under Tape Cable Routing
One of the most major updates is bringing internal cable routing to the shifters. The cranks also adopt the new 4-bolt pattern that, while high-performing, has be divisive especially as it has limited replacement availability at the entry-level. The new 4700 group comes in this new Meteor Grey finish.
The gears shift cleanly and smoothly. It’s a quiet groupset. Shift feel is perhaps a tad heavier than Dura-Ace or Ultegra. Shimano says it has revised the cable pitch on the rear derailleur, claiming it now offers “precise and long-lasting shifting performance”.
Shimano offers the new chainset, which borrows the four-arm design first debuted on Dura-Ace, in 53/39, 53/36 and 50/39/30 options as well as 50/34 Compact. There’s a choice of cassettes as well, and two rear derailleur options: one goes up to 28t, another right up to 34t.