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All photos Shimano/Eric Wynn

Maui offers some prime conditions for testing out the limits of road hydraulic disc brakes, including technical climbs up, down and around 10,000-foot Haleakala. Shimano is more than confident that their R785 hydraulic disc brake system is going to revolutionize downhill descents for recreational and professional riders alike. Their new Ultegra 6870 series Di2 electronic shifting system, with its customization capabilities and natural brake lever feel is also setting the industry standard for the future of electronic shifting at a price point less restrictive than the original DuraAce Di2 system.

Stay tuned for a look at how the hydraulic disc brakes withstood a 6,500-foot descent down Haleakala, as well as a closer look at why Shimano believes hydraulic brakes are the future of road riding and why their newest Ultegra 6870 Di2 system gives riders looking to venture into the electronic shifting realm more bang for their buck.