It wasn’t all that long ago that after hinting at a 12 speed electronic drive train that was wireless (!), that it was confirmed with video of it in action on our site. Now it seems, even more information on the radical group from Tiso is coming through from the source, including pricing and details on the workings of the system.
Gary Medley dishes out the info, after the break!
From Gary Medley:
First, all Tiso Bike Components, including the 12-speed gruppo, are imported by Albabici in Oxnard, CA. www.albabici.com Please contact them for information. Thanks.
Pricing: $3,200 for 12-speed Tiso system with 12-speed all-Titanium cassette. (You use your existing crank and BB) Campy SuperRecord electric is about $3,700 — without the Ti cassette.
Then, $2,800 for 10- or 11-speed gruppo, using your existing crank and cassette. System can be easily programmed to work with Campy, Shimano or SRAM, 10- or 11-speed. You could run a 11-speed campy one day, a shimano 10-speed the next day and a 12-speed Tiso the next (but you’d need the Tiso ti cassette for that).
Remember, the system is wireless from the brake lever/shifter to the controller/battery. Two small wires go to the front and rear derailleur. Also, the controller/battery box will be significantly smaller and sleeker during production. AAA batteries are used.
First generation will not have the Bluetooth control or app (still in development). I believe the shifting will still be controlled the wireless RF from shifters to control/battery unit. The eventual Bluetooth/phone app will be more of an integrated bike computer than a way to shift. More details to come, and I apologize.
We’re told there will be test bikes available at Sea Otter for the press – you’d better believe we’re already making plans. More as we have it.