Friday, August 8, 2008

Electric shock!

Well it's not really a shock. It's been done before and it's no sectret that Shimano and Campagnolo have both been working on electronic versions of their component groupsets.

The new electronic Dura Ace ‘Di2’ (Digital Integrated Intelligence) groupset, which will be available in January next year, will include wired STI Dual Control levers, front and rear derailleurs and a battery pack; the rest will be filled in with standard 7900 componentry. Even with the additional electronic hardware, the complete Di2 group will still be approximately 113g lighter than the current Dura Ace 7800 groupset.

Cost... it hasn't been announced yet but Bike Radar has some tentative UK prices (times three for Fiji Dollars).

• STI Dual Control levers - £349.99/pair
• Rear derailleur - £349.99
• Front derailleur - £249.99
• Cable set - £99.99
• Battery - £49.99
• Charger - £49.99
• Chainset (Dura Ace FC7900) - £319.99
• Cassette - £129.99

That's a total of roughly £1600... NEARLY FJ$5000!!!!

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