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When is the new Dura-Ace Groupo Design expected?(5 posts)

When is the new Dura-Ace Groupo Design expected?Maartin
Feb 7, 2003 7:58 AM
I am considering upgrading my 2000 Trek bike with Ultegra but was wondering when a new improved Dura-Ace is coming out. I already got new wheels this year. I have heard one to two years which if so I will wait. By then it will be time to replace alot of items. Anybody know ?
re: When is the new Dura-Ace Groupo Design expected?atpjunkie
Feb 7, 2003 10:50 AM
the system featured on L.A.'s Bike on the cover of S.I. mag I've heard is 2004-2005. I think pro's will be using maybe this year
"top secret screw up"the bull
Feb 7, 2003 4:57 PM
saw a shimano rep in bike shop
asked him same question -acted puzzled
told him i saw lances bike in SI issue
he said shimano was uppset an this was not supposed to have happened
but it did
asked him if it was 10 or 11 speed
would not say
said it was supposed to come out in the fall
save your money if you want it
heard rumors of 12 speed as well
belive that shimano has patents out for all the above mentioned speeds
"top secret screw up"atpjunkie
Feb 7, 2003 5:58 PM
don't believe it was a screw up. methinks clever marketing ploy.
pics of the 2003 USPS bikeswilier
Feb 8, 2003 9:22 PM
Looks pretty normal to me, but they are not clear enough to count the number of cogs back there. I haven't seen the SI pics.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2003/jan03/USPS_train/P1010020_1.jpg

Of course, if Lance decided to ride this in the TDF, that would be a major change...

http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2003/jan03/USPS_train/P1010008_1.jpg