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Will Shimano be giving us a tenspeed cassette? NM(12 posts)

Will Shimano be giving us a tenspeed cassette? NMaet
Oct 3, 2001 7:19 AM
They usually want you to buy things. nmMB1
Oct 3, 2001 7:28 AM
No, but they'll probably SELL us one!scottfree
Oct 3, 2001 7:28 AM
ok, ok. will they be SELLING one anytime soon? NMaet
Oct 3, 2001 7:35 AM
Probably not. Campy has the patent, I believemr_spin
Oct 3, 2001 8:14 AM
Shimano does have a patent on a 14-speed system, however. Don't look for that anytime soon.
Actually, it was Shimano's patentTJeanloz
Oct 3, 2001 10:09 AM
The technology used by Campagnolo on its cassettes since 2000, known as UltraDrive was actually patented and used by Shimano. The shift ramps that allow for the narrow ten speed system are Shimano's hyperdrive design. Previous to 2000, Campy used their own Exa-Drive system- and it didn't work as well. When Shimano's patent ran out in 2000, Campy adopted the better Hyperdrive technology and named it Ultra-Drive.
God I hope not!MrCelloBoy
Oct 3, 2001 8:22 AM
What next? Am I getting old and stuck in my middle ring or WHAT?
You ready for the QUAD crank and single roller front derailleur?MB1
Oct 3, 2001 8:29 AM
I've seen prototypes. Indexes too-the single roller floats. Might be low end first if it ever works.
I could see the temptationcyclopathic
Oct 3, 2001 11:22 AM
at least for single pivot MTB FS
You ready for the QUAD crank and single roller front derailleur?Harry Hall
Oct 4, 2001 12:03 PM
Quad chainrings have been tried before--Alex Singer (custom ultra high-end French bike builder) in the 1950's. If it sucks bad enough, some crook at Shimano with a marketing degree will emulate it, that's for sure.
re: Will Shimano be giving us a tenspeed cassette? NMgusriley
Oct 3, 2001 12:35 PM
I hope so! I want to scarf up on a Dura Nine Speed on sale!!!
I think I read in the mag rag that they have been ....Elefantino
Oct 3, 2001 2:52 PM
experimenting with a half-chain that would give 14 speeds in back.

That would give them another 10 gears — 15 if it's a triple — to screw up with Flight Deck!

(Kidding. I own one, and I'm just challenged by all those button and screen thingies.)