Sunday, May 31, 2009
Shimano's New Carbon Fiber Derailleur
In addition to developing battery powered derailleurs, Shimano looks to also be making advances in traditional mechanical derailleurs. A recent patent application (found here) details a new rear derailleur that will have a body made out of carbon fiber reinforced nylon. The patent application claims this will yield significant weight savings. An image of the new derailleur is below.