Rotor UNO, the Spanish brand’s unique take on shifting, made waves when it debuted at Eurobike as the first complete and commercial hydraulic group. At the time, they promised a launch in Spring 2016, with murmurs of a March date. Now, they’re saying it’s more likely to be April, and dates are up in the air for early testing opportunities for us media folk.
Why? Because they wanted their sponsored athletes to get more training time on it before releasing it. Here, in their words:
“Team Dimension Data had one team training camp prior to the end of 2015 and then they will have another one later this month (for the team presentation in Mallorca). This matters because some new team members were still under contract obligations to their current teams until Dec. 31, 2015 and couldn´t provide feedback for UNO, which was something important for ROTOR to have before unleashing UNO to our esteemed distributors and media members. There´s that as well as our other sponsored team that will be riding UNO, Cervélo Bigla Pro Racing, will start training with UNO this month.”