Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Campagnolo Electronic, Photos
Above are close-ups of the Pinarello equipped with Campagnolo electronic shifting that was on display at the Giro d'Italia presentation. Seen are the shifter, the front derailleur, and the battery which is mounted below the water bottle cage on the downtube. The complete bike with Valentino Campagnolo and Fausto Pinarello (l-r):
As can be seen the parts are labeled "Campy Tech Lab™". The Campy Tech Lab™ as defined by Campagnolo is, "the pride and joy of our company, the beating heart that delivers the innovations and the innumerable patents that over the years have contributed to creating and preserving the Campagnolo legend.The Campy Tech Lab™ is imbued with a culture of thinking projected into the future, constant analysis of what can be improved but above all what we really want to innovate."
The Campy Tech Lab™ that appears on the components is certainly not going to be the final branding. Nor do we know how close this version is to the one that that will be raced next year or available to the general public.
Campagnolo has announced that the Spanish Movistar team will be the first and only professional squad to use the Italian company's new electronic gear system in 2011 before it goes on general sale.
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Since it is Campagnolo I am looking forward to the introduction of it and the tech-details. I hope, and it looks like, they are trying to keep at least one of the advantages of the mechanically shifted groups: shifting up and down more then one gear at a time. This could be the most important advantage over the Di2.ReplyDelete
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