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  1. Components, Wrenching
    Dura-Ace now available in a disc brake version. With the start of the Tour de France just around the corner, the cycling industry is in its usual product launch frenzy, looking to capitalize on the renewed attention that comes with the world's most important bike race. But even if it were the...
  2. General Cycling Discussion
    What kid doesn't need a Di2-equipped road bike?. Taiwan-based Culprit Bicycles main product line is adult-sized alloy and carbon road and tri bikes. But it's the direct-to-consumer's kid's bikes that caught our eye during trade show season. As any parent of a young cyclist can attest, finding...
  3. General Cycling Discussion
    Both the rear derailleur and shift levers are far more polished than the last version we saw. It appears wireless road bike shifting is getting very close to becoming reality in the consumer marketplace. Both the Bissell Development and Optum Pro Cycling teams are racing what looks (and feels)...
  4. General Cycling Discussion
    Device will pair with new cycling computer and display battery life and current gear Just like your car, your bike can soon be outfitted with what amounts to a fuel gauge and gear indicator. But in this case, fuel refers to the battery life left in you electronic shifting system, not your...
  5. General Cycling Discussion
    Lars van der Haar's Giant TCX Advanced. Earlier this week we told you about the historic feat of Lars van der Haar. Last Sunday, the young Dutchman from Team Rabobank became the first rider - man or woman - to win a UCI cyclocross World Cup race aboard a bike spec'd with disc brakes when he...
  6. Parlee Z5SLi with Di2 9070 and ENVE wheels

    Parlee Z5SLi with Di2 9070 and ENVE wheels

    Another sick build from Blacksmith Cycle - enjoy this Parlee Z5SLi with Di2 and ENVE 6.7's! Total weight was 14 lbs. Best, Mike [email protected]
  7. Components, Wrenching
    Shimano's new hydraulic disc brake system uses the same technology found on its popular mountain bike brakes. The hydraulic road disc brake system war is officially on. Just a few months after rival component maker SRAM came to market with its Red 22 hydro disc brake offering, Japanese giant...
  8. General Cycling Discussion
    Not officially though... Michiel vd Heijden of the Dutch Rabobank-Giant team posted the above photo to his twitter account yesterday, it's since been taken down, but what it confirms is that Shimano are in fact developing hydraulic disc brakes for the road. From what we can gather from this...
  9. General Cycling Discussion
    New Dura-Ace Delivers Concentration, Control, and Confidence The all-new 2013 Dura-Ace group is the result of 40 years of development and innovation, tested to the limit at the highest level of competition in road racing, time trials and cyclo-cross. Dura-Ace now has an 11-speed cassette with...
  10. General Cycling Discussion
    Debuting first at the Taipei Cycle Show last month, TRP's new Hywire fully hydraulic road disc brake system was on display at this years Sea Otter Classic. The Hywire had been in development even before TRP debuted their hybrid Parabox system at last year's Otter. The new fully hydraulic system...
  11. General Cycling Discussion
    Shimano displayed their latest Ultegra 6700 groupset with Di2 shifting today at DealerCamp in Deer Valley Utah. We're told it's one of only two Ultegra Di2 groupsets in the US at the moment, with full aftermarket rollout estimated for late 2011. So how does it shift? Exactly like it's Dura Ace...
  12. General Cycling Discussion
    Parlee today announced the availability of their all new Z5 SLi road bike. Though the bikes won't ship until later this year, the que is starting up. The Z5 SLi is based off their wildly successful Z5 frameset. The Z5 SLi is now Parlee's lightest weight stock bike. The new frameset has been...
  13. General Cycling Discussion
    Professional riders have been using the Shimano Dura-Ace components with Di2 electronic shifting technology in the biggest races in the world over the past four years: over the highest mountains, in the most extreme weather conditions and over the worst possible roads and cyclo cross tracks. Now...
  14. General Cycling Discussion
    Renold Yip, a builder from Fort Collins, Colorado brings two randonneur/credit card touring bikes to the San Diego Custom Bike Show. He also brings a perfect blend of new and old technology by the way of a classicly styled road bike outfitted with Shimano's electronic Di2 groupset. [youtube...
  15. General Cycling Discussion
    Markus Storck has been working in the wind tunnel apparently. We just got wind of this new time trial bike from the German bike maker. A few details accompanied the photos, here are some of the more interesting points... Most aerodynamic Storck frame ever. THM Scapula F Fork Equipped Carbon...
  16. General Cycling Discussion
    Shimano announced today that Dura-Ace Di2 7970 Electronic Groupset is in fact ready for production and will be available in January 2009! For years, Shimano has been testing prototypes of its electronic Dura-Ace system. Pictures have surfaced from time to time of teams in the peloton that were...
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