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Old 09-30-08, 12:15 PM
Tom Bombadil
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$3000'ish Shimano Electronic Group Set

Shimano is bringing their electronic shifting/braking component set to market in Jan, '09. Rumored price is around $3000.,6...7691-1,00.html

Supposedly it monitors all shifts and ensure all are perfect, at the touch of a button.

So are 50+'ers impressed with the new technology, which could make cycling easier on us?

Or is it just one more step away from the near-perfect lugged steel bikes of the 60s & 70s?

Users are reporting battery life of up to 2000 miles of riding.
"Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

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