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    Does the new Ultegra front derailleur now have similar geometry to the new DA FD? Hard to tell in the picture. Looks like it now does but wanted to be sure.
    Specifically, getting away from the long arm that pulls cable almost straight thru the pivots while in small ring that the new DA geometry solved w its new design.

    Also, looks like they did not go shadow plus design yet on Ultegra RD. Correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevoo View Post
    Does the new Ultegra front derailleur now have similar geometry to the new DA FD? Hard to tell in the picture. Looks like it now does but wanted to be sure.
    Specifically, getting away from the long arm that pulls cable almost straight thru the pivots while in small ring that the new DA geometry solved w its new design.

    Also, looks like they did not go shadow plus design yet on Ultegra RD. Correct?
    Yes, the FD seems to get the new linkage design. A cool change IMHO.

    Based on the pic, I do think the RD is Shadow. (See the double screws at the top.)

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    Thank you.
    That is great news.
    I was just about to swap out a few geometrically challenged FD's with the new DA , but now I can save some $ with Ultegra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevoo View Post
    Thank you.
    That is great news.
    I was just about to swap out a few geometrically challenged FD's with the new DA , but now I can save some $ with Ultegra.
    Word of warning if you haven't watched Shimano releases before. These will likely not be available until much later this year at the earliest. Maybe even into next year.

    We are seeing pre-release pics and Shimano is always behind on real product compared to their official release anyway.

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    O.k. thanks
    Good to know.
    Hope it is available sooner than later.

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    If BMCs promotional material is anything to go by it looks like there'll be an announcement next week.

    http://www.bmc-switzerland.com/filea...NA_MY18_EN.pdf

    Second-to-last page has some hilariously blacked-out images with a footnote indicating the image will be updated on June 8th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neolithic View Post
    If BMCs promotional material is anything to go by it looks like there'll be an announcement next week.

    http://www.bmc-switzerland.com/filea...NA_MY18_EN.pdf

    Second-to-last page has some hilariously blacked-out images with a footnote indicating the image will be updated on June 8th.

    Attachment 319282

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neolithic View Post
    If BMCs promotional material is anything to go by it looks like there'll be an announcement next week.

    http://www.bmc-switzerland.com/filea...NA_MY18_EN.pdf

    Second-to-last page has some hilariously blacked-out images with a footnote indicating the image will be updated on June 8th.

    Attachment 319282
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    use a torque wrench

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