Guys seems we will be seeing this new Shimano line for trail riding by end of this year, I like their sharp look, reminds me of the Stealth Fighterplanes ;D..said they will be priced like LX/XT too
First there was Saint, now there's Hone. Shimano's engineers have been working overtime to fill every component niche out there, and Hone is the latest result. Says Chris Distefano of Shimano, "The expected user for Hone is in the Enduro/All-Mountain category which is a step midway between true cross-country and full-blown freeriding. They'll be on suspension bikes with 5-6 inches of travel and will do all the pedaling. They'll do small drops and jumps but not the big freeride park hits."
This is breaking news, folks, as most people are seeing it for the first time at the Taipei bike show this week. Shimano is still a long way from delivering Hone to manufacturers, however, so if the product sounds like a perfect fit for you, you'll just have to wait it out.
"The decisions on what to spec and how to spec are yet to be made. It's like a new song you hear for the first time. It takes a few times to really get into it and that's what product managers have to do. As we do more presentations and hear more feedback, we'll know more and I can pass that along but for now, there isn't a resource available for buyers," says Distefano.
The Hone line will be priced in between the LX and XT lines.
Last Edit: Dec 7, 2004 16:35:20 GMT 8 by warlock^_^
He he he pinaiikot na naman tayo ng S-Company's na yan, maglalaway na naman ang kapitbahay kong lokong-loko sa modelong bisikleta he he he
Ganda di ba fafa berns? Pero baka mas mabigat pa ito sa LX or XT dahil sa designed use. Tried looking for the weights sa internet pero la pa ako makita...mostly pictures lang ng complete set. Will post it here once I got hold of it.
I seen all the shimano product line two weeks ago when I went to the L. A bike tour. The product line was a beauty and looks ...separated from downhill down to regular urban riding. You are right the mass production is going to be the end of this year.
Post by stormloader on May 14, 2004 20:15:39 GMT 8
Accordingly this groupo is intended for riders "honing" their skills (so later they can upgrade to the saint group ) So i guess it's hone, not "ho-ne" but i suppose the Japs can pronounce it that way hehe ;D
Kelan kaya dating nito? Ang impressive daw dito is the derailleur kasi parang junior saint