Thursday, December 9, 2010

Team Movistar Will Be Electronic in 2011 is reporting that the Spanish Movistar team will use Campagnolo's still-in-prototype electronic shifting system for the 2011 racing season.  Here's an excerpt from their article:

Movistar to run electronic Campagnolo groups, Catlike helmets
The new Movistar team - formerly known as Caisse d'Epargne - will reportedly retain most of its previous equipment sponsors, including Pinarello, Campagnolo, Selle Italia and Elite. However, Campagnolo will equip the riders with a brand-new electronic group that was just briefly shown at the official team presentation back in October.
Campagnolo is still elusive with details, though it has confirmed that Movistar will be the only team so equipped for next season. Certain aspects look to mirror those of Shimano's Dura-Ace Di2 version however, including shift actuator placement analogous to Campagnolo's mechanical levers, a giant front derailleur body (required to house the high-powered motor), and a down tube-mounted battery positioned just below the bottle cage. And of course, the system moves the chain across eleven rear cogs instead of the ten employed by Shimano and SRAM.

This and other news is available here.  We reported here on Campagnolo's response to ordinary folk who want to buy the electronic system.

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