Tuesday, August 27, 2013

You Need a Slimmer Battery

It's 2013, and bicycles are finally entering the space which has up 'til now been occupied mostly by high-end electronics: the "slimmer, lighter model this year" arena. Yes, now that our bikes require batteries to shift (thank you, ShimaNO and Campagnolo), we have the need for ever-smaller and -slimmer batteries (think about every year's refresh of the iPhone). Because nobody wants a heavy battery weighing down their electronic bicycle.

Today's entry from Eurobike is the new, streamlined Campagnolo EPS battery, which is slimmer, lighter (by 50 grams) ... and requires more frequent charging. Seems that even Campagnolo can't change the laws of battery physics.

If only someone would invent a shifting system that didn't need batteries. Oh, wait! We've had that for more than 100 years!

Here's the link for more info: Campagnolo offers streamlined EPS battery | Bicycle Retailer and Industry News

1 comment:

  1. Then next year they'll come out with an "extra emergency battery" that can be plugged into the newer slimmer one and give you a few more hours of electronic shifting pleasure.

    The extra battery will only weight 80 grams.