Shimano Rolls Out Simple Auto Transmission for Bicycles

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Shimano, bicycle gearmaker to the stars, has made a three-speed automatic transmission for those who don't take biking quite so seriously. Shimano Coasting Components make a bike smart enough to shift its own gears, giving you a riding experience that doesn't require any attention or input.

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Shimano is licensing the technology to bike makers such as Trek, Giant and Raleigh; pricing wasn't announced yet.

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Non-news. I had a Shimano Nexus Auto-D gear system on my bike back in 2002.

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