I see the new shape can now be had in Centaur (and Veloce) flavors... who's gonna be the first? hey, at least silver can still be had
Room 1201 said:Why is the AE bike page designating them as "10 speed"? I was a thinking everything was bumping up to 11?
The new shifters have the same ultra action as 11 speed. The only shifter left with the escape mechanism is the lowest level Veloce, that also has the old brake hood shape. Their are actually two models of Veloce shifters.FatTireFred said:because they ARE 10-spd... as stated below, only Chorus and higher go to 11 (for now)
my question would be, do these retain the escape mechanism?
C-40 said:The new shifters have the same ultra action as 11 speed. The only shifter left with the escape mechanism is the lowest level Veloce, that also has the old brake hood shape. Their are actually two models of Veloce shifters.
Other than the obvious aluminun brake levers, the materials should be the same. For 2009, Chorus shifters and below have bushings on the main index shaft. Only SR and Record have ball bearings.HammerTime-TheOriginal said:Is the shape/size of the hoods, controls, etc. identical betwen 2009 (10 speed) carbon Centaur and 2009 (11speed) Chorus/Record/Super Record? What about the hood materials?
HammerTime-TheOriginal said:Thanks C-40. But I was really trying to ask about the materials/shape/size of the outside of the hoods/controls - the (potential) contact points with hands/fingers - any ergonomics differences..
HammerTime-TheOriginal said:I am not presuming what Campy's decision making process is. I am only interested in the result of that process. And internals are different (in at least some respect) between 11 and 10 speed shifters, so does it necessarily follow that the externals must be the same?
Magsdad said:So, am I correct in assuming that the 2009 10 speed shifters are compatible with 2008 and earlier 10 speed systems? I noticed Universal Cycles has the alloy Centaur for $210.00.