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elliebellieb Posts: 436
edited July 2008 in Workshop
I notice from Eurosport's coverage of the Tour that various riders appear to be suffering from electronic gear failure. Maybe I'll wait for my set :wink:


  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Oh I havent seen that ?

    To be honest - I cant see the point of them. So they change quicker - may be important if you are sprinting for a tour win - but not to 95% of us here.
  • Tom ButcherTom Butcher Posts: 3,830
    Yes stuck a rider in the smallest sprocket - had to change his bike. I suppose the point is they might offer a very small performance advantage - same as carbon bikes and 10 speed groupsets - we don't really need them but they sell.

    it's a hard life if you don't weaken.
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Or even 11 speed groupsets ? I think you can have too many gears !
  • Yes, also they're morally indefensible on a human powered machine, shouldn't be allowed. I said the same thing when the chain was introduced in the late 1800's, the pneumatic tyre is also just a bundle of trouble :lol:

    Unfortunately I'm nearly serious about the first statement.
  • Smokin JoeSmokin Joe Posts: 2,706
    cougie wrote:
    Or even 11 speed groupsets ? I think you can have too many gears !
    You can NEVER have enough gears!
  • synchronicitysynchronicity Posts: 1,415
    What about for people that go touring? Won't do them much good, will it?
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