Screw Di2, I want Shimano Airlines!
Those that got into mountain biking in the late nineties — the golden era of bizarre and innovative tech — are in for a real treat today as I've just spotted this new old stock Shimano Airlines groupset for sale on eBay . Editor's note: This article was originally published in 2017 but on discovering this newly-listed groupset we decided it was too interesting not to share again. The weirdest bike on eBay right now — $15,000 of retro aero tech Think Shimano invented Synchro Shift? Think again This 1999 Scott Endorphin is everything that was wrong with MTB tech in the nineties Designed primarily for use on downhill bikes of the era, Shimano Airlines was a unique system that used compressed air to actuate a rather lumpen looking, short cage, 7-speed rear derailleur. Reports vary, but according to the press release for the system — which is still available ...
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