| Since our previous article about the Shimano 2009 groupsets, the 16 of March, several components were modified by the japanese company. The pictures below feature the mechanical groupset. |
First of all, the levers get some unidirectionnal carbon, and the cable housing is confirmed under the bar tape.
The derailleurs keep the shapes we unveiled in August the last year. However their tint is modified: Shimano leaves the silver color for a darker grey. It seems some parts of the rear derailleur are made out of carbon. About the front derailleur, its shape looks a lot like the one of the rear derailleur. Then, the chain is slightly lightened.
Finally, some rumors tell the carbon cranks are delayed. More to follow...