Yes.You just don't use the spacer.
Road Bike Upgrade - Ultegra Di2 or DA 7900?
This is stw so the answer is a campy group !
I've always been unimpressed with 7900 when I've I've used it but have never tried the ultegra ui2
Although the future proofing would suggest its the way forward frame allowing a neat instillation
No to Campy as I have never liked the feel of the shifters .
I think Di2 is out also out as a neat installation on my frame is unlikely.
So DA 7900 or 9000? Hmmmmmm..........
Time for bed and some more thinking.......
Well I'm thinking seriously of EPS. Maybe early summer. Much nicer aesthetics than shimano.
Why the aversion to SRAM Pete? Seems odd to write an option off simply because of who it's made by?
I've just gone through the same decision process and plumped for Red, having never run SRAM on a road bike before. The reasons for the decision were essentially:
1. Cost: can mix and match groups, so I've got full 2013 Red drivetrain (the important bit) with Force shifters and brakes until some fab deal comes up. No real weight or performance penalty. As others have said, its easy to swap cheaper/available bits in and out in emergencies too.
2. Aesthetics: the new DA9000 Di2 looks nice, but the other generations of electric shifting look like they've been made in someone's shed. The mechs look horrid and there's a stupid great battery stuck to your down tube.
3. Weight: Red is lighter than DA7900 and loads lighter than Di2.
4. Function: The only significant advantage of Di2 as far as I can tell, other than the (albeit attractive) novelty value of pressing a button, is the trimming front mech. The new Red mech does the same job in a much more simple, elegant and lighter way.
I'm sure I'll be tempted by electronic shifting one day, but it just doesn't do it for me yet. DA9000 mechanical is another story, but would currently have cost me about twice as much to buy.
Bol it's because of past experiences with their kit and many reports that their road gear is fragile.
My current Shimano group set has been faultless for almost seven years.
As to aesthetics, well that's all down to personal taste.
Fair enough. Nothing better than personal experience. I must admit I've been very happy with the three sets of 105 I've had.
Bol, I'd actually argue that the ONLY bit of Red worth having is the shifters, I've have Apex, Rival and Force on various bikes and many have expired early. Think I'm on replacement set 4 on my best road bike due to failure. I'd rather have Red shifters and Force or Rival everything else.
on the flip side the Shimano Dura Ace 7800 shifters on my wifes bike that are 6 years old now are still working like they've just come out of the box....
I guess it's a bit early to tell regarding the new Red group. Hopefully it'll be reliable. It's certainly supposed to be stronger. I'll almost certainly end up with the shifters as I'm a tart, but the Force ones were very cheap as a stopgap. Time will tell.
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