On the cover it shows Lance on a bike w/ shifters on the downtube. I was kind of surprised, I thought the newer (especially TdF bikes) all had integrated shifters/brakes.
Here's a link for a picture:
Any info for a newly addicted roadie, would be much appreciated!
LA uses a downtube shifter for the front ring during hill stages
So he has a STI shifter (is that the correct term?) for the rear der? Why just the front? What are the advantages?
My understanding is that it's a weight thingy.
Last edited by Laggard; 03-22-05 at 10:54 AM.
I believe it is a weight and an infiinite trim thing. Searching this forum will give you whole threads on the subject. I believe that Marco Pantani started it.