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.

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