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oldpotatoe
02-17-2012, 10:24 AM
Here we go, into the abyss.

http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/02/16/spy-shot-trp-hydraulic-road-brake-lever-with-integrated-di2-buttons/

I guess wrapping bar tape is tomorrow.

crownjewelwl
02-17-2012, 10:35 AM
it looks better than SRAM's offering

oldpotatoe
02-17-2012, 10:37 AM
it looks better than SRAM's offering

Yep, wonder if the long cowhorns of sram will be UCI legal, assuming road discs will be UCI legal..

AngryScientist
02-17-2012, 10:57 AM
who'd they get to tape the bars?

i cant help but think that electronic shifting is going to take a lot of the "feel" out of shifting. no feedback, it just looks so much like a TV remote control to me.

http://www.bikerumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/TRP-Di2-hydraulic-brake-lever-prototype2-600x428.jpg

nahtnoj
02-17-2012, 11:06 AM
I'll check out the link right after I get done yelling at the kids on my lawn.

zap
02-17-2012, 11:07 AM
Here we go, into the abyss.

I guess wrapping bar tape is tomorrow.

spud-new revenue stream-regular brake fluid changes.

I see a jiffy lube model for bicycles :hello:

FlashUNC
02-17-2012, 11:16 AM
Here we go, into the abyss.

http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/02/16/spy-shot-trp-hydraulic-road-brake-lever-with-integrated-di2-buttons/

I guess wrapping bar tape is tomorrow.


That was mine and a buddy's first reaction on seeing the photo. "What blind man wrapped that tape?"

echelon_john
02-17-2012, 11:16 AM
wow. have to say, the lever shape is a lot more appealing to me (maybe because i have big hands) than the other 'spy shots' i've seen of various hydraulic levers that put the reservoir on the top front of the lever.

these look pretty slick IMO.

so, to paraphrase The Most Interesting Man in the World, "I don't think DI2 is a particularly necessary or appealing technology, but if I did, these are the levers I'd use. Stay flahute, my friends."

old_fat_and_slow
02-17-2012, 11:51 AM
Gawd ! those are fugly ! I haven't seen the SRAM alternative for reference, but compared to Campy 10-speed and Dura-Ace 7402's them TRP's are FUUUUUUUGLY!

fourflys
02-17-2012, 12:17 PM
it looks better than SRAM's offering

it does??? it looks like some strange appendage hanging on the bars to me... sticks out a bit too far for me... TRP stuff is usually really nice looking, but these are the exception...

fourflys
02-17-2012, 12:27 PM
btw, I don't think the SRAM hydro levers and Campy 11sp hood shapes are that vastly different (will have to wait for the final product)... all the SRAM pics are blurred out now, but you get the idea... and it was pretty hard to find a full profile shot of the Campy...

http://road.cc/sites/default/files/imagecache/preview_500/images/News/SRAM%20Red%20hydraulic%20disc%20brake.jpg
https://encrypted-tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcScL5fxEtoUbL9FfJfWH7B9xjhDpncuq WHaVR6MRqr0SORHxCtUTQ