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in its ongoing quest for World Domination™ Shimano <a href="http://velonews.com/article/72399">bought</a> Pearl Izumi. Discuss.
 

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I heard they're going buy Microsoft and Google next.
Dura-ace 2009 beta has MS OS and a search engine powered by Google. I would not ride it though - prone to crashing.
 

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so does that mean when stuff wears out it cannot be fixed and has to be thrown out and replaced?
 

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blackhat said:
in its ongoing quest for World Domination™ Shimano bought Pearl Izumi. Discuss.
SHIMANO AMERICA bought PI. SO I assume this means the US Distrsibutor. I think they are techincally a different company than SHIMANO, JAPAN.

But yes, Shimano still.. Now they have aprts and clothes under their belt.
With SRAM buying som mnay other and now ZIPP maybe the future of cyclign will be owned by a few big companies for the most part: :mad2: :(

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CoLiKe20 said:
I heard they're going buy Microsoft and Google next.
Dura-ace 2009 beta has MS OS and a search engine powered by Google. I would not ride it though - prone to crashing.
Good one...
I don't care who you are that's some funny stuff there.....:)
 

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Did you read the article?

Pearl Izumi was previously owned by Nautilus, Inc.

Having Shimano buy them may mean stability.

Seems like the Pearl people were happy Shimano was the new owner.
 

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At least they will be owned by a cycling company (yes I know shimano makes fishing gear and other stuff too).
 

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STI has a new meaning now...

With this purchase I guess Shimano Total Integration has as new meaning. Perhaps they are taking a page out of Campy's playbook? They will do almost everything except frames, forks, and tires now. FYI that Shimano has been pushing a clothing brand line in Japan for a year or two.

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It's probably a good thing, PI is only a shell of a company and not what they used to be.
+1 After Nautilus bought em... not so much.

Now? At least Shimano is into cycling. (and fishing, and...)

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How about an interface between the fingers of a glove and the twitch being able to shift the EDA stuff for next year. Get rid of the mechanism all together. Oh, the possibilities.

Sorry, slow day.
 

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I can't wait to get a pair of Dura Ace specific gloves.
don't wait. buy now!

<img src="https://www.shimano.com.au/media/images/cycling/products/clothing/Performance/DuraAce/160x167/CW6U237200_v1_m56577569830586980.jpg">
 

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Will I still be able to shift my Campy drivetrain using PI gloves? :p
 
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