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    Hydraulic Shifting

    I thought I'd share this article cause I like the concept. Pinkbike First Look: Acros A-GE Hydraulic Shifting - Pinkbike

    Its very expensive right now. I can't wait till its affordable for a mere mortal like myself. What are peoples thoughts on this compared to electric shifting.

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    It's beautiful looking, that's for sure. It's also intriguing, I'd love to try it. Part of the issue I see is unless SRAM or Shimano got on board, I don't see it taking off, at least not very quickly, because people aren't going to be quick to trust a smaller/newer company with brand new technology that costs an arm and a leg. I personally wouldn't want to be the guinea pig to test this thing without a big company backing it. I very rarely have issues caused by cables, so I don't see much of an advantage, at least for me. Even Even riding in the winter, I never have shifting issues.

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    Hydraullic shifting was tried in the early 90's. Never caught on(obviously) and I'm sure it has been done before that as well.

    Like many things in the bike indusrty it is a solution looking for a problem.
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    hydro shifting has come and gone thrice already, it doesn't sell

    hydro brake, yup

    electric shifting, yep (if you have coin)

    hydro shifting...this is round 4 I predict failure to sell


    I think the problem is no one can develop a better derailleur than shimano, sram, or campy. period. no matter what, anything else is gonna shift bogusly and jam in some odd way which just isn't gonna happen with the big three.

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    What are the advantages of hydro over electronic?

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    Dreamt this up all on my own a while back....then I found out others have tried it with little sucess.

    In my opinion running two hydralic hoses down to the derailer...is a none starter...

    If you could get to tiny steel lines and package them in one housing....then you might have some weight savings, with good performance...

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    yeah the extra line is a non-starter to me as well. will still need 'return spring/single control line' to make this viable. I feel sorry for the people investing in that adventure it is a backward step

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    Quote Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
    yeah the extra line is a non-starter to me as well. will still need 'return spring/single control line' to make this viable. I feel sorry for the people investing in that adventure it is a backward step
    I think the supply/return system could work if coupled into a single housing..think 2X1/16 inch diameter lines in one housing...

    Of course a spring system is also possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shayne View Post
    Hydraullic shifting was tried in the early 90's. Never caught on(obviously) and I'm sure it has been done before that as well.
    So was electric. Look up Mavic Zap.

    Anyways, this thread is about an article from 2011. And there is nothing wrong with cables.

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    QBP has been blowing out the Acros bits for WAY cheap just about all year. It's cool, but at that price, it's hard to generate any real interest.

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    I'm with straz, I'm an all weather commuter and my derailleurs seem to be the component that needs the least maintenance. What advantage is there? If its worth the cash I'd be interested, but the cable derailleur is hard to beat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_papa_nuts View Post
    So was electric. Look up Mavic Zap.

    Anyways, this thread is about an article from 2011. And there is nothing wrong with cables.
    Mavic ZAP was crap because it isn't shimano, sram, or campy

    look at Di2, it's everywhere now

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    Quote Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
    Mavic ZAP was crap because it isn't shimano, sram, or campy

    look at Di2, it's everywhere now
    Like I said, there is nothing wrong with cables.

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