If you’ve got a Shimano Di2 groupset you’ve probably attached the junction box underneath the stem using the supplied rubber strap, which while it works fine enough isn’t the most elegant solution. It also occupies space on your stem which can make fitting a computer a little more tricky.
Tiso have finally broken cover with their 12-speed wireless transmission. That's one more cog than either Shimano or Campag, plus you get wireless shifting too. Interested? We are too, but details are a bit patchy at the moment.
Shimano have released the official weights for both the mechanical and electronic versions of their 2013 Dura-Ace groupset, each of which has had a major redesign, confirming that the electronic Di2 option is the lighter of the two for the first time.
Although the Di2 derailleurs are heavier than the mechanical alternatives, the dual control levers are 128g lighter giving the electronic system a 25g lower overall weight. Up until now, Di2 users have been at a slight weight disadvantage.
Kicking off this week's Tech Roundup US-based bike brand Jamis has announced a sub-£3,000 carbon bike with Shimano Di2 electronic gears that throws down the gauntlet to the volume makers for the 2012 model year.
Shimano are introducing a new Dura-Ace Di2 satellite shifter for quick rear gear changes while riding on the drops.
It has been developed especially for sprinters, allowing them to keep a firm grip on the handlebar while shifting, and it runs alongside the existing electronic shifters to provide an extra option.
Andy and Fränk Schleck will be swapping Specialized bikes for Trek ones next season after the announcement today of a long-term partnership agreement between The Luxembourg Pro Cycling Team Project, the new squad the brothers are joining at the end of this season, and the Waterloo, Wisconsin-based bicycle manufacturer.
Mmmm! The Cube Litening Super HPC Di2 is a bike that you just know is going to be super-fast even before you climb on board. When Dan from Cube dropped it off we half expect the top-level offering from the German brand – all carbon and digital shifting – to make a bid for freedom and speed off up the road by itself unless we kept it well tethered. Now, if only you could sell the kids into slavery, you could afford the £5,900 you need to get your hands on one, and then your life would be complete.