Simple as a Derailer

Simplex

Simplex

Riding, reviewing, angry-with, elated, and sometimes just exhausted by all the new bike tech, I photographed a Simplex derailer recently and found this video from our archives.

It’s tech and marketing that moves the needle in this industry, just like any other, but sometimes it’s good to remember that a cable, lever, and a wire was where it all started.

No firmware, battery, or a requirement to replace all the wheels in your quiver for another gear.

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