TDC wrote:Is Microshift Shimano/SRAM or Campag compatible (cassettes/chains etc)?
Cassette, Chain and Crankset you can run anything 10sp, Shimano, Sram or Campy. As long as its 10sp you are fine.
You can mix the components with Shimano ie. Microshift levers and Shimano front and rear mech - or other way around. The cable pull ratio is the same as current generation 10sp Shimano.
For the price, I think most people will go with the full set. I can't see myself seperating them into parts initially since the whole set is such a low cost but down the track we probably will so we can supply crash replacement parts. Its hardly a big deal though, say you crash and mash your rear mech - get a Shimano one from the shop and you are going same-day.
For the brakes you can run anything but Campy.
If I get enough acceptance and can do the volume down the road I'll bring in some colour matching crankset and brakes so we can do a full group. For the moment though its levers + front & rear mech.
I did TRY to launch these in Austrlaia 4 years ago but I just didn't get enough acceptance from the brand snobs. I think the market is ready. The latest version of the product is also better and smoother than ever.
Cycling is more mature and people are starting to realise you don't need to take out a 2nd mortage on your home to buy "race level" components. Looking at it, I can build a really nice light 10sp bike for the price of a low-end sram/shimano groupset but its far lighter, 10sp, looks great and works superior to the entry level gear from the big names.