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Old 04-21-14, 08:47 AM   #1
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shimano road hydraulics + mechanical brifters

Shimano hydraulic road brakes for 11-speed mechanical groupsets - Cycling Weekly

about time. the brifters look quite compact -- possibly even better than the di2 hydraulics.
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Old 04-21-14, 09:17 AM   #2
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I'd still need new wheels.
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I'd still need new wheels.
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Nice.

It's still going to be 5 to 10 years before this technology finds its way on to one of my bikes I'm afraid.

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Glad you are willing to keep up with the high end as it keeps pushing onward and upward ..

Ill just watch ..

the linked pictures seem to just show the Di2 version, ... the electronics does take up less room than the mechanicals will ..


the SRAM put the brake master in the lump in front. so the mech for the shifting stayed where it was..

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Nice.

It's still going to be 5 to 10 years before this technology finds its way on to one my bikes I'm afraid.
Works for me - if I'm riding a lot in 5 years I'll be looking for a new bike... so pretty glad it's coming around.
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OK folks, I did the conversion, and this is $789.68, rotors and adaptors not included. However, it probably comes with free shipping. Can you get 0% financing?
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Its 0% when you pay off the whole amount owed to the Credit card company entirely when the bill comes in.
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OK folks, I did the conversion, and this is $789.68, rotors and adaptors not included. However, it probably comes with free shipping. Can you get 0% financing?
CX Magazine puts the USD price at $699 for levers and calipers. Add another $220 for the CX75 11-speed hubs. If you build your own wheels with rims you already have, you can get the whole upgrade done for around $1000.
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CX Magazine puts the USD price at $699 for levers and calipers. Add another $220 for the CX75 11-speed hubs. If you build your own wheels with rims you already have, you can get the whole upgrade done for around $1000.
the brifters are compatible with shimano mtb calipers so you could save a bit if calipers are available (i plan on using an extra xt caliper). the brakes will work with 10 speed disc hubs and the brifters will shift 10 speed with an extra click.

as for the price, shimano list prices are a joke. i fully expect to be able to pick up the brifters for 300 and change on a euro web site by the end of the year.

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the brifters are compatible with shimano mtb calipers. (i plan on using an extra xt 775 caliper i bought fo $60 on close out.) i also plan on doing the front wheel only (frame limitation) which should be a lot cheaper (for 80% of the advantage). the brakes will work fine on 10 speed disc hubs (most of the wheelsets i own) and the brifters will shift 10 speed with an extra click.

all my easton wheelsets can be upgraded to 11 speed by simply swapping the hub body...so i will eventually upgrade to 11 speed when i use up my current inventory of 10 speed cassettes and chains.

i will upgrade as soon as i can score the brifters for ~$300ish (which should not be too long given the heavy discounting seen at european web sites, such as, merlin).
Your upgrade scenario doesn't sound too bad. The biggest hiccup I see is that you'll need a hydraulic lever on the left and a mechanical on the right, which could cut into the discount you can find. Of course, if you can live with mismatched levers then you only need one.

I guess I'm just bitter about the apparent inevitability of the march toward 11-speed systems. I'm going to be very grumpy when I have to buy new hubs just to stay at the Tiagra level. I used to not be a retro-grouch, but it's starting to seem like I am now. Retro-grouchery also trickles down, I suppose.
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I'd still need new wheels.
I'd also need a road frame that supports discs. . . In fact, I am pretty sure I would need a new bike, and the one I got in '85 still fits fine (of course, to be fair, it dosn't get many miles, I do most of my commuting on a bent now; I just felt like being a bit retro-grouchey).
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