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LA's DA STI levers(15 posts)

LA's DA STI leversEW
Dec 12, 2002 1:56 PM
(When) are the new DA STI lever's that Lance Armstrong has on his bike in SI available to the public? They may be a bit heavier, but probably easier to reach from the drops.
what's different about them?nmcxer
Dec 12, 2002 2:11 PM
I noticed, too.12x23
Dec 12, 2002 4:29 PM
The best photos are on pages 52 and 58. Is this 10 speed, or just an ergonomic change in the lever? Remember a few years ago when race photos revealed the 9 speed levers a few months before the new group was available?
Could you scan the photos??gray8110
Dec 12, 2002 5:03 PM
I wanna see :)
here is a pic.LinuxDude
Dec 13, 2002 9:49 PM
Here is the best angle I could find.
10 speed - HA! (nm)Iwannapodiumgirl
Dec 12, 2002 5:16 PM
12-speed nm.divve
Dec 12, 2002 5:44 PM
as if... (nm)Iwannapodiumgirl
Dec 12, 2002 10:02 PM
re: LA's DA STI levers 11 speedGiant Joe
Dec 13, 2002 12:53 AM
11 speed for the 2004 DA groupo
Also look at the crank bold area.James
Dec 13, 2002 10:06 AM
I called Shimano, but of course they had"no comment".
Did anyone else notice??gray8110
Dec 13, 2002 8:11 PM
I don't have the magazine, but I have seen the cover, the shifters look noticably different from the current DA crop, but also the wheels.. which are Bontragers aren't the 2003 Bontrager design with paired spokes.. these look like a more traditional high spoke count wheel.. take a look yourself..
Did anyone else notice??12x23
Dec 13, 2002 9:13 PM
Yep, look's like some big 'ol tires, too. If I was sitting on the bike 30 hours/week I'd want some really reliable and cushy wheels and tires ... especially when out in the sticks dodging the bubbas. According to the article, Big Tex has the same problems with rednecks as the rest of us and had one jump out of his pickup and swing a baseball bat at him!
It looks like Lance is intentionally covering somethingLC
Dec 16, 2002 1:00 PM
His hand on the right lever and extra large lettering just happen to be covering the left.
Cyclingnews says 11 speed for 200412x23
Dec 15, 2002 5:11 PM
Cyclingnews says 11 speed for 2004Shaunus
Dec 16, 2002 7:16 PM
I can't access the pic. Can someone post it again or email it to me at Thanks