Sunday, October 24, 2010
Pinarello with Campagnolo Electronic Shifting?
Thanks to reader "AD" who sent this photo in of a Pinarello bicycle on display at the Giro d'Italia presentation yesterday. Standing by the bike are Valentino Campagnolo and Fausto Pinarello (l-r).
It looks to have electronic gadgetary (battery, front derailleur); click on photo to enlarge.
What do you think?
The last word we had on Campagnolo's electronic shifting system was that they had decided to focus on 11 speed development rather than 10 speed electronic. Perhaps Campagnolo has an electronic gruppo close to production now? There were rumors that Campagnolo was going to announce their electronic shifting gruppo at Eurobike in September but that didn't occur.
We had several stories regarding Campagnolo electronic shifting including these: Electronic Shifting (February, 2009) which cited Campagnolo as having delayed bringing its version to market because of the economic downturn. Electronic Shifting, Part II (June, 2009) which discussed the progress that Shimano was making on the development of Di2.
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