Friday, February 24, 2006

2007 Kit Already !

I know it's not even the end of February but this week has seen Shimano and now SRAM give pre-release details of next years kit, which typically hit the stores around late August.

Worthy of note are that LX/XT Shimano shifters are to get SRAM-esque thumb options, whilst rapid-rise and dual-control could well be on the decline. Perhaps the bigS is feeling the pinch since so many '06 bikes are now fitted with SRAM kit ? More words here.

Over at SRAM, x9 gets a bunch of useful trickle down options from their top-flight x0 kit.

4 Comments:


Dan Howell said...

Ah, Shimano give in to the feature-setting standards of SRAM ?! Looks good, although the proof 'will be in the eating', so to speak...

Is it me, or are the Shimano shifters getting physically bigger year after year? Not necessarily heavier, just look over-sized plasticky blobs to me...


Farqui said...

Shhhh careful, else Chipmunk will hear you and she lurves her flippy shifts.


Dan Howell said...

[cough] [spit] ... flippy shifters ... [hack] [cough]


Farqui said...

Sh!mano have finally released some pic's.

It seems that they've borrows SRAM's variable shifter positioning and their hydro shifters look v.chunky indeed. The new rear mech also looks mighty similiar to x0...


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