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2006 SRAM Road Group

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  1. DRB

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    http://www.velonews.com/tech/report/articles/8753.0.html

    SRAM is introducing a 10-speed road group. Availability is expected to be in the calendar year 2006. It is a full group that will consist of Shift/Brake Levers, Front and Rear Derailleurs, Brakes, Crankset, Bottom Bracket, Cogset & Chain. The components are professional level. They will incorporate cutting edge technologies and materials. They will be race weight. Finished gruppo components will feature elegant and highly durable materials and superior ergonomics.
     

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  2. Pau11y

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    Whoever wrapped this bar needs to be beaten severely about the head and neck! I'm seeing ZeroG brakes... Is all the shifting done w/ the little paddle?



    On a seperate note, have any of you guys seen the work Control Tech is doing on their components... friggin' BEAUTIFUL (and expensive)!
     
  3. firetoole

    firetoole duch bag

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    Wooo Tulips!!!!
    they don't look very comfortable
     
  4. Ian F

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    The paddle looks like it may be long enough to be pushed by the fingers to go one way and by the thumb to go the other... :think:

    More options = good!
     
  5. MtnbikeMike

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    Yeah, that CT stuff is cool. Cept for the saddle, makes an SLR look like a couch :dead: Other than that, sweet stuff.
     
  6. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    My thoughts as well.

    Maybe those are prototypes? They don't inspire confidence.

    But yeah, more options = better!
     
  7. indieboy

    indieboy Want fries with that?

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    i want to know wtf you guys mean by doesn't look comfy? looks like a mix between a campy and a shimano shifter to me in terms of the body composition.....
     
  8. MtnbikeMike

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    I personally think it looks flexy ;)
     
  9. Silver

    Silver find me a tampon

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    All the cables are routed under the bar tape. Me likey....
     
  10. ohio

    ohio The Fresno Kid

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    Sweetness.

    Although if SRAM road shifters are to STI what SRAM triggers are to Rapidfire plus, I'll be really disappointed.

    My (theoretical) christmas bonus has new road bike written all over it... I wonder if this shiz will be coming out by then.
     
  11. DRB

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    Nope the earliest will be April / May next year.
     
  12. teambender

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    I was talking w/ a SRAM tech yesterday and he said its looking more like late 2006 for the release of the road gruppo....
     
  13. JRB

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    If they don't rattle like every shifter I have had, and like my new 105s, I will buy them. I didn't read. Is it compatible with Shimano derailleurs???
     
  14. -dustin

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    i'm a novice, but that looks like a race mechanic's job. nice and fast.
     
  15. indieboy

    indieboy Want fries with that?

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    you sir are correct
     
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    ito Mr. Schwinn Effing Armstrong

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    Holy crap...the engineers have been busy.

    The Time bike is nuts! And Sram's brake is sexy!

    The Ito
     
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    Thanks for the link. Good Stuff.
     
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    i got to try the new sram force group out in a bike on a stand at nationals. a mechanic who works at my shop and is a race mechanic for sram clued me in on all of the cool things about the group. the shifting feels really good and is super smooth. its also very easy to get how to shift the bike. i know whats going on my road/cx bike whenever i get it.
     
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    Any ideas as to costs? Is it in the Dura Ace or the Record ball park?
     
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    Looking like more than record, $1800 for the Force Groupo, and $1200 for the Rival. It would be an 8 piece groupo.
     
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    I have a full Force equipped Parlee sitting in front of me right now. This new Sram stuff is awesome, Shifts actuation feels like a cross between campy and Sram MTB stuff. None of that super-light action Shimano garbage.

    If only I could keep this bike...
     
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    For what it costs, it better be one sweet shift.
     
  25. tomacdaddy

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    I rode em last week. Pretty different style then what's out there right now. Same sweep to go up/down. They hit shifts pretty good/sharp like Record. As far as looking weak, the rep said its 4th generation and had the flaws worked out.

    My shop will have em next month.
     
  26. Pau11y

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