HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 38 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: New Microshift
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:16 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:37 am
Posts: 153
I know it isn't very popular around here, but microshift's Facebook page says that they are releasing a new line of shifters at the Taipei cycle show.

Has anyone seen or heard anything?

I can't seem to find any pictures or press releases.

Thanks!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Microshift
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:31 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:47 am
Posts: 28
vdrey wrote:
I know it isn't very popular around here, but microshift's Facebook page says that they are releasing a new line of shifters at the Taipei cycle show.

Has anyone seen or heard anything?

I can't seem to find any pictures or press releases.

Thanks!

I read last year that they've got an electronic shifting offering and cassettes in the works.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Microshift
Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:31 pm 


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Microshift
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:33 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:37 am
Posts: 153
That is why I am really interested... They might release an affordable electronic group.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Microshift
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:50 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:47 am
Posts: 28
velonista wrote:
...
I read last year that they've got an electronic shifting offering and cassettes in the works.


Jerry Lai, VP MicroShift wrote:
...The company is offering no timeline for its electronic drivetrain. Lai says an important part of engineering is seeing how things have been done in the past, what is patented, and then to figure out what MicroShift will do to hit Di2 levels of performance. Various Mavic electric drivetrain-equipped bikes, as well as Shimano Di2, are leaning around its R&D lab as its engineers begin carving out their own take on electric shifting...

For those of you unfamiliar with how the bike industry works, what Mr. Lai is describing above is called, "reverse-engineering". It is what engineers do!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Microshift
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:25 pm
Posts: 317
Location: Aloha, Oregon
When a person skims the titles Microshift looks way too much like Microsoft. I was getting worried that they were getting their fingers in here also. Glad that I looked closer :)

_________________
Let's finish the ride with a 20% grade.

2011 Scott Addict R1 DA 7900 Matt black

2013 Cannondale EVO Hi mod DA 9000


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Microshift
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:41 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 09, 2005 4:51 am
Posts: 1719
Yes, they released a new 11-speed groupset at Taipei. Strangely muted response/coverage at the show though.

Its like a cross between a SRAM and Campag with a tad hint of old Modolo thumb shifts thrown in.

Has an almost identical thumb and paddle layout to Campag but a 2-stepped thumb shifter.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Microshift
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:48 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 08, 2012 3:10 am
Posts: 69
Location: Santa Barbara
Are they routing cables under the bar now?

_________________
FTWi CritBike


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Microshift
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:04 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:47 am
Posts: 28
whydobearsxplod wrote:
Are they routing cables under the bar now?

:idea: [HINT]The clue is in the O.P.'s first post...[/HINT] :idea:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Microshift
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:26 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 08, 2012 3:10 am
Posts: 69
Location: Santa Barbara
Not sure what you mean velonista. Is the answer on Facebook or something?

_________________
FTWi CritBike


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Microshift
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:05 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:47 am
Posts: 28
whydobearsxplod wrote:
Not sure what you mean velonista. Is the answer on Facebook or something?

I would spell it out for you, but you know what they say: Give a man a fish...

Afterall, you did eventually figure out that that was not this years (2014's) bike show; and therefore NOT microSHIFT's 2014 offering. I take it you eventually saw that on the YouTube page for that vid that you posted earlier (and slyly removed :wink:) it says, "Uploaded on 27 Mar 2009". And the one and only comment on that page is from "1 year ago". Right?

So you see? I have faith that given enough time, anybody can figure out for themselves that there is a whole world outside of AOL afterall :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Microshift
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:39 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:49 am
Posts: 793
Location: Mallorca, Spain
Actually the more relevant expression is "when in Rome"..
You're new to the forum, Why not take some time to learn the protocol before posting as you just have?

Id like to repeat whydobearsxplod question "why is it apparent from the first post that their new shifter routes under the bars" and perhaps this time you may like to give an answer that is either helpful or factually correct, or even both.
Many thanks


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Microshift
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:40 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 08, 2012 3:10 am
Posts: 69
Location: Santa Barbara
I assumed I needed a facebook account to see the microshift facebook page, although I probably should have searched anyway since I see now that the page is public: https://www.facebook.com/MicroSHIFTCycling.

From facebook:
"The shifting mechanism is completely redesigned for internal wiring as well as the appearance. We will keep you posted!"

_________________
FTWi CritBike


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Microshift
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:19 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:47 am
Posts: 28
maxxevv wrote:
Yes, they released a new 11-speed groupset at Taipei. Strangely muted response/coverage at the show though...

If I'm seeing and hearing what I think I am in that video whydobearsxplod posted (but removed) earlier, then I speculate the response was muted because it looks like microSHIFT cried "WOLF!" back in 2009 with a premature prototype; so people are probably now hesitant to believe it until they see it in the wild. But again I'm just speculating.

Can you tell us maxxevv: Are they still doing the colors they've done in their earlier models?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Microshift
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:27 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:47 am
Posts: 28
whydobearsxplod wrote:
I assumed I needed a facebook account to see the microshift facebook page...

Like AOL. Right? :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Microshift
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:23 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:58 am
Posts: 216
Location: Chicago
Image

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: New Microshift
Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:23 pm 


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 38 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], campbellrae, HillRPete, Majestic-12 [Bot] and 43 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

It is currently Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:31 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB