Following Sea Otter’s showing of several bike brands (including the Pivot bikes we saw and the new Santa Cruz Tallboy LT) with the new mounting system, apparently they sensed some confusion over whether this was a new standard that would make current derailleurs obsolete. Not true, and Shimano wants to make it clear that this is simply an option, not an either-or proposition. That said, the benefits become pretty clear once you see some of the applications brands are putting out there.
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