When you have one of New England’s top racers demo the new Shimano electronic shifters, you can count on getting some seriously thorough guidance. Mark McCormack is both our Fuji and Shimano rep., and he really has the whole spectrum of cycling covered. He brought in the new Shimano system on an updated SL1(14lbs) Fuji (my own sweet ride of choice) and showed us how quick and responsive it can be. The chain did fall off once when Jason was cranking it, and we questioned its durability and need for batteries (make it solar?), but as far as high-tech goes, this is it.
We were also shown Shimano’s new pro-line called PRO, and the goods looked sharp. Expect them in soon. Thanks Mark!!!