Shimano’s electronic gruppo wins Best Of award

Popular Science magazine likes the Di2

Shimano Dura-Ace 7970 Di2 electronic gruppo, coming January 2009.

Popular Science magazine awarded the Shimano Dura-Ace 7970 Di2 electronic gruppo “Best of What’s New 2008,” winning the Recreation category among 100 technological innovations included in the December issue.


Shimano’s Dura-Ace 7970 Di2, available in January 2009, is an electronic shifting option for the 7900 series Dura-Ace road component group. Comprised of Dual Control- style combination shift / brake levers, front derailleur, rear derailleur, and a battery pack, the new Dura-Ace Di2 7970 components add only 56 grams when compared to the full mechanical counterpart. The components have proven their capabilities this year in competition by top professional cyclists in the ProTour.

Popular Science, founded in 1872, publishes its “Best of What’s New” awards every December. Awards are presented to 100 new products and technologies in 10 categories: Automotive, Aviation & Space, Computing, Engineering, Gadgets, Green Tech, Home Entertainment, Home Tech, Personal Health and Recreation.


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