On Wednesday last week we finally got in a set of the new 5700-series Shimano 105 STI levers. (Also a set of new 6700 levers that seem to have a shorter lever throw than earlier versions, but not certain about that). The big test was to see if it looked like we would be able to make a single mold with interchange-able cavities to accommodate both 5700 and 6700 Hüdz. For those who have been waiting, it seems that the wait was worth it because according to our best estimates we can make a single mold – though the individual part designs and the overall mold design will be quite intricate and interesting to work through, so we’re not out of the woods yet.

We’ll post more once we have the part design finished and we know how this all shakes out…

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