Shimano Di2

Tour de France tech: Custom-painted frames for Pierre Rolland and Thibaut Pinot

LE CAVERNE DE PONT, France (CT) – Like other manufacturers, Lapierre and Cannondale spent time in the weeks before the Tour de France getting custom bikes ready for their sponsored teams: FDJ and Cannondale-Drapac respectively. As a result, Thibaut Pinot of FDJ and Pierre Rolland of Cannondale-Drapac have been kitted out with some of the …


Prototype Shimano power meter and shoes show up at Tour de Suisse

Hidden in plain sight at the Tour de Suisse were two upcoming gems from Shimano: a development mule for the Japanese company’s highly anticipated power meter, and a new set of top-end road shoes that mark a paradigm shift for its cycling footwear. U.S. technical editor James Huang was on site for a close-up look. …


Photo gallery: Chris Froome’s Pinarello Dogma F8 for the Jayco Herald Sun Tour

The Jayco Herald Sun Tour starts tomorrow on Melbourne’s Southbank and it’s Team Sky’s Chris Froome that’s the headline act. Here’s the Pinarello Dogma F8 that the reigning Tour de France champion will be riding when the race gets underway with a super-short prologue individual time trial.


Electronic shifting is here—now what?

It’s time to set aside our doubts and misgivings and embrace electronic shifting. Shimano’s Di2 platform has eclipsed all expectations and the Italians are slowly ushering their version to market, so where’s it all headed?


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