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    Who is Ready for the Future of Shifting?

    Actually; I am not sure it is the future of shifting
    But I am sure that right at 14 months from now you will be able to buy production
    Dura Ace equipped bikes with Electronic shifters, frt der, and rear der
    And there will be 3 optional shifters to mount top flat of hbar, on drop near brake lever, or barend

    So who is in early ?

    brings up all kinds of questions:
    where will you carry your spare batteries?
    how long till bluetooth with voice activation?
    how soon is this the standard down to Sora?
    Does it maker you want to buy a new bike or collect old ones?

    {PS - normal DA stays in line**

    just something fun to think about
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    i'll leave the real world R&D to the techno-geeks.

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    Not me. As much as I like the techno stuff, I do not want the e-shift for whatever reason.
    FS: Fuji SL1 frameset, 55.5cm toptube, excellent condition.

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    I'll be keeping that sh!te as far away from my bicycle as possible.

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    No thanks. I like standard transmissons in our cars. Why would I favor automatic shifting for my bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclezealot View Post
    No thanks. I like standard transmissons in our cars. Why would I favor automatic shifting for my bikes.
    Where did you get the idea that Electric DA has automatic shifting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    Where did you get the idea that Electric DA has automatic shifting?
    Hell if they are going to make it automatic as well they may as well make it talk too.


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    New?

    Zap.

    A buddy of mine loved his. Then he had a battery die while doing a TT. He said life sucked that day.
    Putting the Duh in Floriduh.

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    I am sure I will want electronic shifting......just not yet. After it has been out for a few seasons and has been through a few generations then I will give it a real look.

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    Yeah, give it a few iterations, and I'm sure it will work really well. Just interested in seeing how Campy responds as I know they have a prototype as well. My concern would be in the size and position of the battery.

    Didn't some pros try them out this year at the Tour? I seem to recall ...

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    I just bought a new 9-spd D/A brifter. I am not an early adopter. I'll try electronic shifting on my new Aerogel frame in 2020.

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    Nothing strikes me as being quite as pointless as introducing electronics to bicycle shifting.

    We'll see.

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    If I'm in the market for a new group when it comes out, I'd buy it if the price falls in line with the weight and cool factor.

    Is BD going to carry them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Nothing strikes me as being quite as pointless as introducing electronics to bicycle shifting.
    I take it back. The Mets signing Arod would be more pointless than that. Not much however.

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    Will this be wired or wireless?

    if wireless how soon will we see a handheld device that auto shifts everybody around to their 53-12 while were going up a hill. Trust me it wont take long.

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    Wired.

    I'll keep an open mind about it, but to be honest, unless it is substantially better (lighter or more reliable) I can't see switching.

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    sounds like the answer to a question no body asked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calfee5 View Post
    sounds like the answer to a question no body asked.
    Say what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesdirect_com View Post
    So who is in early ?
    Not me, unless it's on a TT bike (with buttons on both positions).

    Shimano should work on something that matters, like cable positioning.
    Reacting is mind candy; it requires no thought. Thinking is tedious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Nothing strikes me as being quite as pointless as introducing electronics to bicycle shifting.

    We'll see.
    because i'm not as old as you and still have some of my memory intact i remember the same arguments for index shifting and sti levers. it may suck now but after it's been an the market for a year or two we'll wonder how we lived without it

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfrogge View Post
    Will this be wired or wireless?

    if wireless how soon will we see a handheld device that auto shifts everybody around to their 53-12 while were going up a hill. Trust me it wont take long.
    That might cause more chaos than the sprint finishes in the TdF (which are cleverly designed to get as many racers as possible to fall off thier bikes).

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzzwillzzz View Post
    because i'm not as old as you and still have some of my memory intact i remember the same arguments for index shifting and sti levers. it may suck now but after it's been an the market for a year or two we'll wonder how we lived without it
    Well, I'm with Pcad on this one. I've seen the stuff written about them on cyclingnews.com; but (and this is a serious question) what is the advantage? Having ridden both down tube (before and after indexed shifting) and brifter equipped bikes, I know that brifters have advantages. What are they for electronic shifting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyMtnMerlin View Post
    Well, I'm with Pcad on this one. I've seen the stuff written about them on cyclingnews.com; but (and this is a serious question) what is the advantage? Having ridden both down tube (before and after indexed shifting) and brifter equipped bikes, I know that brifters have advantages. What are they for electronic shifting?
    If they do it right, it could be a LOT lighter.

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    I can't wait. I burn up so many calories just pedaling. Can't afford to waste 'em on shifting.
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    I just can't see the reduced brifter weight and cables not being made up in battery and mechanism. I'd imagine these are shifted with a servo motor.
    I feel like a soiled kleenex dropped in the gutter in the red-light district of Paris.

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