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Rumors on new Shimano & Campy MTB groups(6 posts)

Rumors on new Shimano & Campy MTB groupsbuffalosorrow
May 31, 2003 7:11 PM
I hate to start rumors, but I need to ask 'the borad'

I was speaking to a cycling friend this afternoon, he claimed that shimano is planning to introduce a new MTB group higher than XtR, called Diabalo.
Also Campagnolo will re-intoduce a MTB group (can't remember the title).

Is this BS?
found my answer on campyonly.combuffalosorrow
May 31, 2003 7:23 PM
"April 1, 2003--Is Campagnolo going back to the off-road market?  The Cycling News web site ( ) is reporting that Campagnolo will introduce a new off-road gruppo ni 2004.  Named "Diablo," the gruppo could be joined by an electronic-shifting OR group called "Radio."  Here is the story from Cycling News--check it out at their web site at :
Campagnolo to return to the dirt
By Paul Mirtschin Devillishly fast
Photo: © CN

It looks like 2004 will be a bumper year for the mountain bike community, with news that Campagnolo will be returning to the dirt with a new downhill/freeride group next year.

To be sold under the "Diablo" moniker, the group is aimed squarely at Shimano's new "Saint" group, bringing back the Shimano/Campagnolo market wars of the early 1990's that saw mountain bikers ducking for cover and hoping that their component group was the victor.

So far, we have only seen the rear derailleur (RD-01/02/03OR) and cranks (FC-01CSOR), but sources inside Campagnolo have told Cyclingnews that a full group will be available by the end of the year, including a choice of either trigger shifters or indexed brake/shifters.

When contacted by Cyclingnews, Toni Mansho from Campagnolo refused to confirm nor deny that the group even existed, but a number of European manufacturers have told us that they have already placed orders for the group, and one major Taiwanese company is looking at the group for placement on their upper-end bikes, and for possible use by their professional team.

Sources inside Campagnolo have also said that they are working on a lightweight electronic cross-country group under the name of "Radio"."*

*info copied from
you forgot the last lineweiwentg
Jun 1, 2003 4:19 AM
which read: PS: April Fool's!
this was on cyclingnews on April Fool's.
admitting that im dumb and dumbererbuffalosorrow
Jun 1, 2003 6:00 AM
4/1 nmreklar
Jun 1, 2003 2:11 AM
re: 4/1 nmsnwbdrhoon
Jun 3, 2003 5:22 AM
Too funny. May be with the amount of response this fake story generated, they may re-consider... Although I remember the horror stories people had about the old Campy Mtb components so may be not...