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New Dura-Ace shifter from SI(16 posts)

New Dura-Ace shifter from SImhinman
Dec 16, 2002 2:14 PM
I scan and magified the Lance picture from Sports Illistrated to show the new Dura-Ace shifter. I seems to have developed a bump on the lever. The picture is a little grainy because in is only about 3/4 of an inch wide section of the magazine, and I increased the contrast to highlight the darker areas. Enjoy, and don't drool on the monitor to much. BTW I tried to find a picture of the rear cluster, but I couldn't find a clear shot.
re: New Dura-Ace shifter from SIbugleboy
Dec 16, 2002 2:35 PM
Check out the link below.

www.cyclingnews.com

They have a little blurb about shimano going to a 11 speed rear.
It looks like......gogene
Dec 16, 2002 3:09 PM
....it's designed to help grip the lever when braking from the hoods.
Notice something here?AaronL
Dec 16, 2002 3:48 PM
Is it just me, or are there two cables coming out of the left side of the bars? This would suggest that Shimano has gone the Campy route and routed the shift cable internally.
Just perspectivemhinman
Dec 16, 2002 4:02 PM
It is just the perspective, the routing it not Campy style.
Shimano routing is prefect for holding route sheets/maps nmBruno S
Dec 16, 2002 4:04 PM
just add clothes pin. nmJS Haiku Shop
Dec 17, 2002 5:49 AM
Yup . . .Jas0n
Dec 16, 2002 4:56 PM
i just looked at my s.i, and there are only two cables coming from the sti levers, the other two cables are coming out from under the bar tape. guess they've gone the campy route, which i happen to prefer.
Is it me...QUiTSPiNiNArOuND
Dec 16, 2002 5:03 PM
or does this shifter seem a little bigger than the ones before? BTW: I hope they have a new 11 speed to keep up with campys gear
They do.JS
Dec 16, 2002 9:10 PM
At least that's what cyclingnews is reporting as a rumor.
thanks for postinggtx
Dec 16, 2002 5:53 PM
I was kind of hoping DA would do something really radical like lose the front shifter and two chainrings up front. We'll see...
re: New Dura-Ace shifter from SIoui19
Dec 16, 2002 10:36 PM
First off I can't reveal the source, but in Cajun country we just had this lever in our hands while Sir Lances bike was beingn wind tunnel tested. The length is due to Lances high lever position on bars.......thus the longer shifter to accomadate easier shifting from the drops........now the truth in the amount of speeds is 12 speed!!!!!!!!!! Lance is also testing Shimano direct drive which I will leave at that for now! One other note, not to do with the shifters, why has TREK purchased TWO Giant compact CARBON frames from me?????????? Hummmmmmmmm will Lance be on a Carbon Compact frame at the Tour?????????
This was posted on another forum.Len J
Dec 17, 2002 4:26 AM
I don't know if it is true but it certainly sounds credible.

"I was told by a friend/former teamate who rides Shimano equipped bikes that DA is completely new for '03 team issued gear. Probably will not arrive at shops till '04, but 11 speeds is only the beginning. Shimano has been prototyping new STI levers for a couple years, so Lance may be using a prototype; I've not seen photo so honestly just guessing. I can say new DA will have integrated BB, much like new '03 XTR crank/BB. They also will have ceramic bearings in BB, hubs and headset. The new headset is integrated design, along with threadless that's new sealed design as well. I was told the hubs are new design as well. There is no carbon fiber like Record and surprisingly no ti either. The net of changes is a weight savings of over 1/2 lb - that means its lighter than Record. Take that Campy! "

Len
This bike IS NOT 11 Speedteoteoteo
Dec 17, 2002 5:18 AM
The Lance SI bike is not 11 speed--it's 10. Cyclingnews was wrong in reporting that. The shifters, Rear Der, cassette are all proto's

My info is straight from LA'S wrench.
Interesting that the front brake QR is open... (nm)brider
Dec 17, 2002 8:05 AM
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I hear 10...11...12....Going once...twiceQUiTSPiNiNArOuND
Dec 17, 2002 6:45 PM
Oh crap, i dont know, lets just hope the people over at shimano got it right, and that the new stuff will blow the competition out of the water, and out of the tours...