Does anybody here work in a bike shop, or have connections to Shimano?
I would like to know when the Ultegra 6700 groupset is going to be released. I have done a quick Google search, but couldn’t find any dates.
I think you just invented a new word= ‘vesty’!
Apart from aesthetics though, there are actual technical improvements:
-hollowtech chainring equals stiffer crank
-shifters should be WAY better than the 6600
-6600 brakes are okay, but not great. I’ll be interested to see if these new ones are more like the 7800. IMO the 7800 brakes are still the best.
I had another shop tell me about sending customers to a Bike Hub store to buy an ‘Oppy’ for $4995 with 7900 dura ace, kysrium sl’s with Gp 4000 tyres. carbon bar, post and stem. Bring the whole bike in and switch the gear. palm the frameset off for whatever.
An Oppy is the new Malvern star roadie.
Bike Hub is Pacific brands own chain of stores stocking Malvern star, repco, cateye etc.
It is where instead of cutting out the middle man they cut out the retailer or LBS and retail direct.
Strange how the prices don’t seem to reflect the one less link in the chain.