Contador’s Rear Deraileur Goes To 32

by editors on September 4, 2012

Wifli SramAccording to Alberto Contador is running a SRAM Red WiFLi derailleur in the Vuelta a Espana meaning he can rock a cassette with a 32 cog out back.

SRAM’s road PR manager Michael Zellmann said Contador asked SRAM for the longer-cage derailleur in advance of the Vuelta. ” Going back, he was originally part of the development of WiFLi years back when some of the steeper stages required much lower gears than were offered,” Zellmann said.

There now appears to be hope for the rest of us who would occasionally like to run mountain bike sized cassettes on our road bikes.

[Link: Bike Radar]

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