A Shimano satellite button is positioned inside the hood of his Dura-Ace lever.
When the Paramount was relaunched in 1998, the demand for the bike was so high, they were painted and shipped them as fast as they came in from Serrota.
Zinn believes XTR Di2 is nothing short of revolutionary
This week, Lennard Zinn answers readers' questions about flying with Di2 components, mixing parts, and more
Also: draining water from rims
Cavendish’s Dogma 2 for stage 5 of the Tour of Oman — nearly 6,000 feet of climbing — was outfitted as it would be for a sprint day
Plus: loud freewheels, how the pros keep their shoes fresh and clean and if pros train fixed in the off-season
Inside and out. On the road and on the workstand: Lennard's in-depth look at Campy's electric groups.
Campy surprises with two electric groups, with one-push cassette sweep.
We’ve seen what the system looks like on the Movistar Pinarellos, but we don’t know many details.
Caley Fretz rides Shimano's new electric group. Is it better than its big brother Dura-Ace Di2?
Lennard fields questions about thumping front rims, removing stickers from carbon and malfunctioning Shimano Di2 shifters.
Exclusive first look: K-Edge is developing an electric-shift mountain bike group.
New cyclocross and road gear from the component giant
Technical FAQ with Lennard Zinn: More on the legality of Lance’s tires, Di2 brake compatibility, stack & reach and more
Hutchinson explains why Lance's tires were probably UCI-compliant and Lennard answers more questions about stack-and-reach, Di2 brakes and more
Cavendish and others are using the new Shimano Di2 shift option at the Tour Down Under
An electric-shifting, hydraulic disc-braking road bike is in your future. It's just a matter of when.
Electric shifting comes to Shimano's Ultegra group
Team Movistar will be rolling with Campagnolo's prototype electric drivetrain in 2011. Lennard Zinn takes a look.
A reader asks about possible fork damage after a close encounter of the low clearance kind.
Niels Albert is on a roll. The world cyclocross champion, a rider who became the discipline’s new prince last season, started his season with four victories in the lead-up to the first World Cup in Treviso, Italy, which he went on to win. Until now, Sven Nys has been regarded as the king of ’cross, but he’s had a very different start to his season. After a top-15 placing at the 2009 mountain bike world championships, his cyclocross season had a rocky start.
Ever since Shimano introduced the 7900 Di2 group at last fall’s Interbike show, it’s been surrounded by questions (as is any revolutionary new product). At first, the major question was simply Shimano’s wisdom in daring to venture down a path previously abandoned by Mavic and Campagnolo. Then the question was: will it pass the litmus test of adoption by professional riders and mechanics, who are historically traditional and resistant to change? Finally, will the parts ever actually become available at retail — and if so, will consumers buy?
Electric D-A: Why not a little step instead of a big leap? Dear Lennard, Great review of the new electronic Dura-Ace in this month’s VeloNews. I have to say there have been a lot of comments about the “why?” of electric and it was nice to finally read an article that included a good reason — shifting under load that can't be done with cable.
Popular Science has awarded Shimano's new Dura-Ace 7970 Di2 electric group a "Grand Award Winner" in the Recreation category of the magazine's “Best of What’s New 2008.” The group, available in January net year, was one of 100 technological innovations included in the December issue of the magazine, but swept the Recreation category to take the top prize as one of ten Grand Award Winners.
Shimano has formally announced plans to release Dura-Ace Di2, a new electronic shifting option for the all-new 7900 series Dura-Ace, in January. Composed of dual control shift/brake levers, front derailleur, rear derailleur, a wiring harness and battery pack, the new Dura-Ace Di2 7970 components integrate with components from the upcoming 7900 series Dura-Ace group, while adding only 68 grams.