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  • New Shimano groupset features Anti Lock Brakes
  • Ben_Haworth
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    Shimano have a brand new groupset out called CUES Di2. It’s designed principally for e-commuters and features an Anti-Lock Braking System.

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    rOcKeTdOg
    Full Member

    Commuters on e-bikes who don’t want to have to think about the gears. Ever. From a maintenance point of view as well as whilst riding along

    until they drop the bike on the right hand side and bend the rear mech hanger, nothing will ever be maintenance free until they get rid of the vulnerable parts sticking out from the bike.

    sillyoldman
    Full Member

    They’ve offered Di2 with auto shift via Nexus and Alfine internal gear hubs on Steps equipped E-Bikes for years.

    bigrich
    Full Member

    dont need to think, just mash away with your trotters. Ebiketastic!

    sillyoldman
    Full Member

    It’s good for some, not for others. It can be disabled anyway, so don’t see a downside really.

    Klunk
    Free Member

    just think one day you’ll be able to send your bike out for a ride without you 🙂

    jimthesaint
    Full Member

    New tech is always exciting but if more people are going to use e-bikes to commute they need to lower the prices, not add more features.
    One of Shimano’s hub gears combined with their existing e-bike tech is more than enough for most city commuters.

    Only when the big brands (Spesh, Trek, Giant) that are in most bike shops can have a good quality aluminium framed bike, with a hub gear and e-bike tech for less than £1k will it stand any chance of really taking off in the UK.

    Failing that they need to develop a really easy to use/understand, interest free, lease hire scheme. Someone like PayPal/Klarna could revolutionise the sector.

    kelvin
    Full Member

    New tech is always exciting but if more people are going to use e-bikes to commute they need to lower the prices, not add more features.

    It never works in just one direction… reasonable kit working better and hitting lower prices, and new features appearing on higher end kit, has been Shimano’s MO since since for always.

    i_scoff_cake
    Free Member

    Proof that e-bikes are more like motorbikes than ‘proper’ bicycles?

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    I can think of a lot of trails that would benefit from abs…

    5lab
    Full Member

    with a reasonably torquey motor, isn’t the future of commuter ebikes one (singlespeed) thats geared to simply top out at around 60rpm (which is probably max comfortable for a casual rider) at 16mph (or whatever they’re limited to)? Pedal slower to go slower, faster to go faster. Minimal effort either way, lower costs/maintenance etc.

    Gunz
    Full Member

    Skids are for cool kids – fact.

    kayak23
    Full Member

    thols2
    Free Member

    Didn’t we have a thread about this a couple of months ago?

    5lab
    Full Member

    the preview for that vid ^^ is so obviously doctored – the flat spot on the tyre is at the wrong angle and there’s blades of grass in the rear wheel. Not watching on that alone

    jkomo
    Full Member

    I thought the little squirt of oil shimano callipers pop on the disc did this anyway.

    submarined
    Free Member

    Didn’t we have a thread about this a couple of months ago?

    Yes, it’s this one

    thols2
    Free Member

    Yes, it’s this one

    My God. That one also followed an earlier thread. I’m going to see if I can follow them all the way back to the start.

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