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  • tang
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    Bleedin’ hell!

    rickt
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    That’s quality, regardless of if it will make it to market in the next few years at an affordable price, it’s good companies out their are working on future designs / enigneering like this.

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    Finally, I always dreamed of that being possible. Quite tempted to sell my soul and buy the whole bike….

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    I like it. Hydro shifters have always appealed since the SAFE shifters in the 90s.

    Is nice. I like.

    OK, so only a prototype, but pretty cool nonetheless!

    Can’t wait for this to go mainstream. 🙂

    bikebouy
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    Cool indeed but a bit pointless no?

    fenred
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    If you’re showboating new kit, would you let the YTS kid wrap the tape?? 😯

    Premier Icon bratty
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    Hmmm, cant they find a way to shoe horn it into the lever body? I would be petrified of stacking it and breaking the lever

    Sam
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    It’s cool and all, and I rode a bike equipped with the MTB version of those levers (at last year’s Eurobike) which were very impressive. However the future is surely electronic shifting and hydro brakes within the lever body. I suspect we will see a fully sorted system along those lines from Shimano next year.

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    I kinda think the opposite bratty. Not cramming the shift gubbins in the body along with the brakes master cylinder is a stroke of genius, every other shifting solution seems to suffer from a bit of “over-integration” the prototype uses a formula brake but who’s to say other manufacturers couldn’t do a compatible brake system where a simple lever swap gets you sti functionality.

    Unfortunately I think hydraulic shifting has essentially been superseded by leccy shifting before it ever really got going.

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    Is the Dura-Ace wireless? How big is the battery?

    If it’s not wireless, and if the battery is any hassle or weight at all, then surely this is more reliable, proven tech?

    I think the acceptance barrier is the price, sadly. Oh and new gearboxes 🙂

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    that is fugly – makes di2 ultegra look good

    (and I do want di2 ultegra, unlike that)

    Mister P
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    Did anyone actually buy the MTB hydro gears?

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    tang wrote:

    Bleedin’ hell!

    Quite likely 🙂 given the number of people who seem to struggle with bleeding a single brake…

    _tom_
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    Yay, more shit to go wrong! I like my road bike for its simplicity and “old” technology. Road rim cable brakes are good enough anyway, I can lock both wheels and I don’t even have high end brakes.

    Seems to be a product trying to fix a problem that doesn’t really exist, in my eyes anyway.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Yay, more shit to go wrong! I like my road bike for its simplicity and “old” technology. Road rim cable brakes are good enough anyway, I can lock both wheels and I don’t even have high end brakes.

    hmmm why do people think locking brakes is a good thing, we worked out that it was bad in cars a long time ago.

    Rim brakes are trashing my rims on my road bike. Some nice discs would be great if they work properly. Long lasting non fading brakes with control not grabby power.

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    I’ve just bid goodbye to my last set of hydraulic brakes. BB7’s offer (me) just as good modulation & power as any fluid brakes I’ve had.
    And now this.
    It’s good though. Somewhat pointless but good.
    I love seeing stuff like this.

    Premier Icon cr500dom
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    That’s Lovely, be interesting to see what it retails at, Arent SRAM working on Hydraulic shifting too ?

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    It’s good though. Somewhat pointless but good.
    I love seeing stuff like this.

    This is my feeling too – happy to look at projects like this all day.

    Wonder whether people will actually buy it at a price they can afford to make it?

    I think my thoughts can be summed up as “overengineered”… Definitely a show-off product for Acros, very cool tech toy.

    Sam
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    IIRC the mtb versions were over a grand for shifters and derailleurs.

    Premier Icon FuzzyWuzzy
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    Can’t see the point now we have electronic shifting that’s well proven (although I’m waiting on the wireless version myself). Also given how much I hate bleeding brakes I don’t think I’d want the hassle of bleeding gears to.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    It’s lovely.

    Can someone make hydraulic pump and motor drive for MTBs please, so that we can have 2wd?

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