prendrefeu wrote:SuperDave wrote:Hydro shifters? If you are referring to the SRAM images leaked, those were a joke. If you are referring to the ACROS(?) system shown at Eurobike a couple seasons ago, then yes, their hydro shift housing would fit through our mechanically routed internal holes on the downtube of the AR1, AR3R, AR4, and AR5. You'd need the hydro cable guides off the Z2R or Z3R model. I have no idea how to detach and/or bleed that system though.
Ummm... no, not the "leaked images" - those we determined to be fake long ago.
ACROS is developing a Road shift system, as verified at Interbike 2012 and from insider contacts is very close to release.
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As you know, WW aren't fools to fall for the fake images that float around the internet!
That said, the reason I asked is because some of us choose to keep a frame or components for several years and upgrading selectively rather than buying new things all the time. Well, some of us. I like this frame, and potentially if the geometry works, it is worth consideration - but I want to know if it will accommodate the near future.
The new AR series has two separate and distinct frames: one designed for eletronic, the other for mechanical.
On the other side, the newest Cervelo RCA has one frame that can take on all three drivetrain & shift options, with a simple switch of some small grommets.SuperDave wrote:Geo will be published with the web launch to coincide with EB. If I were better at cut and pasting from excel into this BB I'd drop them in here but I trust you can wait a week.
We have a frame designed for all three drivetrain & shift options = AR1, 3R, 4, 5, F1, 2, 3, FC, DA, all carbon Z, carbon ZW. In order to make the AR FRD and F FRD as light, stiff, and aero as possible, the holes and structural reinforcements needed to punch the ~8mm holes in the frame for mechanical and hydruallic shifting were eliminated.
We had convertible frame designs in 2009 for Di2 and mechanical systems. I'm aware that Cervelo is catching up.
I, too, cannot comment on potential drivetrain developments that are not made public but we are made aware of such options by those manufacturers because they are keen on making their products compatible with our frames.