Monday, September 15, 2008
There has been much discussion about the new aesthetic of Super Record. At first I was appalled, but after seeing them in person they have grown on me slightly. Tester have reported that the hoods are comfortable and work better for breaking. I still like the last generation design better. Also after talking to my friend who built and sold that $10G Prince, I found out that you can now only throw three gears down. So, no more "dumping" the cassette. He also said the action is lighter than the Record on his bike, something ells we didn't like. (former Shimano users may feel the opposite way). I do however think it looks nice on this Prince and someone was willing to pay $10,000 cash to buy it. So I guess that a sign of health for the cyclonomy or perhaps someone is just trying to launder drug money through the acquisition of high end bicycles, either way do you think?
Posted by erik k at 5:32 PM