Does anybody remember this mystery item?

Aug 24, 2008
Shinagawa, Tokyo
from what i heard, it seems one of the drawback for this particular carbon crank is the price itself. apparently it's among the most expensive crank ever.:eek:
(btw, Competitive Cyclist once listed the price at approx USD 1.4k, but item has since been removed from Shimano's crankset lists)

some source stated Shimano decided to stop/delay this particular product in order to avoid a clash between the newly launch '09 D/Ace alloy crankset with the D/Ace carbon crankset.

nevertheless, the new 7900 D/A looks pretty and if i were to go back to Shimano, i seriously wouldn't mind the new D/Ace crankset:D