5 8 5 wrote:
Didn't you say something similar when Shimano released 10-speed
5 8 5 wrote:
If Shimano cassette spacing is as rumoured to be the the same as Campag, it's SRAM who need to be concerned. They're going to be the odd man out regarding neutral service and I could see guys returning to Campag for that reason.
Yes, that's a very good point regarding the neutral service. By scheduling it looks like Shimano is headed for 11-spd in mid-2012. At this point (Dec, 2011) we don't know what SRAM is planning on doing. The thread on that subject did reveal some interesting possibilities, including hydraulic + 11, but we don't know anything as SRAM is being as tight-lipped about their future products as Apple is in the electronics industry.
Whether teams/guys head back to Campagnolo in lieu of SRAM not being 11-speed, I don't think so. I would see instead a lot of teams headed back to Shimano until SRAM picks up the pace, leaving Campagnolo in the position they are currently in: only a few teams will run their drivetrains. ProTour teams are more subject to their sponsor's set up than a lot of people realize. If the frame manufacturer carries Shimano or SRAM as OEM, that's what the team will run. Only if the frame sponsor does not have a clearly defined OEM drivetrain or they simply supply bikes without drivetrains, Campagnolo will be an option.
I brought up the issue of OEM shares in the Campagnolo EPS thread, and some folks actually engaged in a healthy discussion on that which I appreciate, some just wanted to fap to the latest bling and chose to deride instead of thinking.
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