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Campagnolo's Electronic Shifting(3 posts)

Campagnolo's Electronic Shiftingaeon
Aug 7, 2002 9:23 PM
Well it seems we're heading into the twilight in the development of cable based shifting systems. It looks like Campy is set to introduce an electronic shifting system, ala Mavic Mektronic, in 2005. More than enough time to reflect on the system that has been used on modern bikes for decades. It's kind of sad, really. The sweet, solid clunk you get downshifting on a Campy derailleur might be no more.

Anyway I'll quit stalling and just give you the link, which is what you really came for.

http://www.campyonly.com/rumors/new_electronic_record.html
comes with rechargable battery and uses wires (not radio)ishmael
Aug 8, 2002 6:14 AM
I cant find metal on it, the whole thing looks like composite, maybe its painted, but it's supposedly lighter than the previous record. No springs, front deraileur is electric also.
Yeah, but what's the point? How good can shifting BE?cory
Aug 8, 2002 7:23 AM
Granted that I'm sort of a Luddite, but doesn't this look like a load of money and complication to solve a problem that doesn't exist? How much better can shifting get than it already is?