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Electronic DA TT shifters?

Old 07-05-08, 05:33 PM
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Electronic DA TT shifters?

Could it be at Le Tour? Check out the Specialized Walsers to see I guess.

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Old 07-05-08, 06:08 PM
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Old 07-05-08, 06:09 PM
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Neato. Buttons on the aero extensions and the brake levers.
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Old 07-05-08, 06:43 PM
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Wow, I didn't even notice the buttons on the levers until you mentioned that. That's awesome.
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Old 07-05-08, 08:19 PM
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Old 07-05-08, 08:23 PM
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What kind of bike is that?
(really, I'm not being one of those jackasses complaining about decal size; that's not a Specialized.)
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Old 07-05-08, 08:56 PM
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Looks like a Transition circa 2005.
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Is the battery pack on the downtube ruining the aero-ness?
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Old 07-05-08, 09:25 PM
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Old 07-06-08, 12:03 AM
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Like I said, I figure it's the Walser. The Transition had a sloping TT.
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Last I heard iDA 2009 was to be released a few months after the 7900 hits the market.

It's ready and PCaddy should be *****ing about it in 3..2..1...
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Old 07-07-08, 01:51 PM
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That picture alone is a great illustration of an actual great use of the technology. As much as I have complained about electronic and 7900 it will be fun to see the stuff in person some day.
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Old 07-07-08, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
That picture alone is a great illustration of an actual great use of the technology. As much as I have complained about electronic and 7900 it will be fun to see the stuff in person some day.
Agreed. TT setups is a place where there is an advantage to have electronic, as you can shift from multiple positions.

To a lesser extent, maybe do a road bike with shift positions on the tops, hoods, and drops, so that you can shift from any hand position on the bars.
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Old 07-07-08, 04:06 PM
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the other thing that I see (minus the battery pack) is that the cockpit is slightly more areo because it doesn't have the shifters jutting out. I know it isn't big, but since now they are hiding cables in the tubes, it shows every little advantage helps.
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More. Although it looks like it over shifts into the wheel a bit too much.

http://tour-de-france.velonews.com/article/79582
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As a devout Campy worshiper I really want those....
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Gerolsteiner was running electronic shifters in the TdF time trial today. I could see the battery pack beneath the downtube.
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Originally Posted by jamiewilson3 View Post
Agreed. TT setups is a place where there is an advantage to have electronic, as you can shift from multiple positions.

To a lesser extent, maybe do a road bike with shift positions on the tops, hoods, and drops, so that you can shift from any hand position on the bars.

Another advantage VeloNews mentioned was that cable routing internally through a frame is much easier when you just have to worry about wires rather than cabling that has to move back and forth over sharp bends etc.
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