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Rotor UNO to make professional peloton debut in 2018

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Rotor's long-awaited groupset will be ridden by WNT-ROTOR in 2018

Rotor's long-awaited groupset will be ridden by WNT-ROTOR in 2018 (Image credit: Oliver Woodman / Immediate Media)
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The team will also be using Rotor's cranks and hubs

The team will also be using Rotor's cranks and hubs (Image credit: Rotor)
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The women's team will be racing all over Europe next season

The women's team will be racing all over Europe next season (Image credit: Rotor)
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That bolt in the middle with rings around it sets number of downshifts available with a single sweep of the paddle. Four segments visible means four cogs

That bolt in the middle with rings around it sets number of downshifts available with a single sweep of the paddle. Four segments visible means four cogs (Image credit: Matthew Allen / Immediate Media)
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The Rotor Uno levers may look a bit odd but they feel quite comfortable in your hands. Shifter operation and ergonomics are similar to SRAM DoubleTap with a single two-function lever per side

The Rotor Uno levers may look a bit odd but they feel quite comfortable in your hands. Shifter operation and ergonomics are similar to SRAM DoubleTap with a single two-function lever per side (Image credit: James Huang/BikeRadar)

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Rotor UNO — the Spanish brand's long awaited hydraulic groupset — will be raced next year by women's pro team WNT-ROTOR.

WNT-ROTOR riders will be the only UCI team equipped with UNO. Unsurprisingly, the team will also be using Rotor's 2INPower cranks, Q rings and Rotor RVOLVER hubs.

 

The team will also be using Rotor's cranks and hubs

UNO was first announced way back in 2015, with release initially expected to be in spring 2016. Its release was subsequently stalled due to patent issues with the groupsets cassette, but these have now been resolved and the groupset is finally available for purchase at £2,400 / $2,750 / €2,499 / AU$4,335.

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The team will be riding the Orbea Orca OMR this season, the fellow Spanish brand's top-end women's-specific race bike.

 

The women's team will be racing all over Europe next season

Incidentally, co-sponsor WNT produces the cutting tools used at Rotor's manufacturing facilities just outside of Madrid. We recently visited to try out the new hubs and have another go on the groupset, and you should expect to hear more on that next week.

With Aqua Blue Sport riding the 3T Strada built around a 1x SRAM groupset and the continuing proliferation of disc brakes, 2018 is shaping up to be an interesting year for tech in the peloton.

What do you think of the Rotor UNO groupset? Is it a viable alternative to cables and electronic shifting? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.