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    educate me...

    I've been out of the game for a little too long.. what's going on with the electric driven derailleur's? Pros. vs. Cons? technical insite on how they works?
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    They don't exist anymore

    Shimano has moved from air to electronics, but they are for road bikes mainly and cost a fortune. (About $4000 for the complete kit)

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    Well...its a long story...hard to describe really, heres a little video that gives you an idea of the progression in deraileur design.

    One got fat, then there was one;

    <embed id=VideoPlayback src=http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-1225980947023052205&hl=en&fs=true style=width:400px;height:326px allowFullScreen=true allowScriptAccess=always type=application/x-shockwave-flash> </embed>
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    my bad, i was looking at the ARL2010 MBA and typed wrong, i meant the electric shifting
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    nothing else new, it's the story of my life...
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    Quote Originally Posted by shwinn8
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    suuuure... why not...
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    Quote Originally Posted by shwinn8
    I've been out of the game for a little too long.. what's going on with the electric driven derailleur's? Pros. vs. Cons? technical insite on how they works?
    Without knowing much about it, from the top of my head I'd say:

    Pros: Precise shifting (not that we need much more precision than it already is).

    Cons: Batteries, just like everything else that runs on them, they will go dry when you least expect it; weight, as the batteries needed will not make it lighter than the "traditional setup"; and cost, as an electronic part will probably be quite more expensive, than what we already have available, to buy/replace.

    With that said, I think it could lead to interesting stuff, in gear boxes for instance.

    And DirtMag is also going to test them out soon™:
    http://dirt.mpora.com/news/shimano-e...-shifting.html

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    I'm all for keeping electronics out of a bicycle, baring of course lights and speedometers.

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    Dura-ace Di2 is the shiz. I makes the most difference on the front. It feels like shifting the rear. IDK if it could make a diff on a 1x9.
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