After fantasizing about the Alfine 8 for a while now, looks like Shimano is bringing out a completely rebuilt Alfine 11 (cue endless “Spinal Tap” jokes) next year. Takes you pretty close to Rohloff w/o the totally insane cost and hub-specific frame mods. This is the future, people – I’m telling you!

(from road.cc)

CDC Cavaliere? Who? My point exactly. Small Italian team, dubious kit (although really cool when everyone is in it)….but looking across the legs, it would appear they’ve been doing their winter miles. All together, looking pretty Euro cool!