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  • I heard that it’ll only work with 650b wheels.

    butterbean
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    Cool story bro.

    Premier Icon aracer
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    Excited we are in the shop I must say

    With 650b wheels talk like Yoda you must.

    Premier Icon rockhopperbike
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    650b fat bike only I heard

    Rorschach
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    Will they electrify the trail (as opposed to bringing it alive)?

    Premier Icon MSP
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    It’s about time too, I am surprised it has taken shimano so long to get around to doing an electronic groupset for mountain bikes.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    It is always good to revisit 2012’s news, that was a good year.

    boxfish
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    Will they electrify the trail (as opposed to bringing it alive)?

    Look upon it as a sort of defibrillator. Bringing back to life previously dead trails…

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    What if I don’t wear a helmet?

    oldschool
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    Sure it’ll look lovely wrapped around the first rock I encounter/in my wheel.

    Premier Icon flap_jack
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    no thanks. one of the beauties of cycling is that, once built, you provide all the energy it needs.

    I might relent if they were powered from a dynamo.

    bikeind
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    Well the di2 is coming for sure
    I will be testing it as soon as on one of our test bikes

    steve_b77
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    Rorschach – Member
    Will they electrify the trail (as opposed to bringing it alive)?

    Surely that’s the best way to bring something that’s apparently dead back to life :mrgreen:

    It’s looking like it’ll be available to mere mortals soon which is nice news. Unfortunately I won’t be rolling in the spare mullah to have it on my bicycle but I may test ride something to see how it performs and I’d like to see how it copes the wild welsh weather and trails by me, though some of the Di2 road stuff has seen some mentally harsh conditions.

    Looks cool.

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    2×12 only tho (

    Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    Not exactly a scoop this, is it? It doesn’t take a genius to work out that Shimano have been working on this for a while.

    Will your next revelation be that there’s an Argetine man in Rome who leads a major world religion, or perhaps an exposé of ursine toiletary habits?

    Premier Icon Nobby
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    A mate has been running a weatherproofed Di2 & XTR on his Scale for a good 18 months now & he is far from unique.

    bikeind
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    Hold on to your helmets as the electronic gears are a coming to us
    Yes I know some of you will know
    But for those who don’t its a WoW factor

    My colleague is in Japan right now testing these out

    Excited we are in the shop I must say

    Premier Icon flange
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    Who’d put electric gears on an mtb?!?

    Premier Icon Nobby
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    A nut job who just wondered if it could be done.

    Premier Icon MSP
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    It makes more sense on an MTB, where the self triming would be really helpful. Absolutely no reason why electronic shifting wouldn’t be more resistant to harsh conditions than current mechanical set-ups.

    The only real issue for most of us will be the cost of crash damage replacement parts. I will wait until it trickles down to xt level or even slx. But I will defiantly be interested in it.

    It makes more sense on an MTB, where the self triming would be really helpful. Absolutely no reason why electronic shifting wouldn’t be more resistant to harsh conditions than current mechanical set-ups.

    Yep, as above. Powered shifting through mud as well, all good. The large range of gears on MTB, especially in 2×11 or whatever would really benefit from Di2 as well. I’d ride it.

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    flange – Member
    Who’d put electric gears on an mtb?!?

    😆

    russjp
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    What tyres for electric gears?

    Premier Icon flange
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    Sounds like a recipe for disaster…

    LoCo
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    Automatic gearboxes are where it’s really at 😉

    Heard some ‘interesting’ stories about the electronic gears….

    orangeboy
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    Personaly I can’t wait till I sensible cost di2 mtb is out there ,
    My only concern is I think the SRAM type 2 Is better than shimano clutch mechs

    dirtyrider
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    i did this years ago

    Premier Icon njee20
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    So did Flange – hence his posts…

    I hope they do single ring. Ultegra Di2 needs the front mech for the rear to work.

    Rorschach
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    According to Fairwheel you only need the front mech to set it up.Once its done you can disconnect it.
    It’s on the fairwheels forum somewhere.

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    Can’t wait for Di2 SS

    Premier Icon njee20
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    According to Fairwheel you only need the front mech to set it up.Once its done you can disconnect it.
    It’s on the fairwheels forum somewhere.

    Still need to buy a £200 mech just to set it up, bit too far IMO!

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    I like the look of the Di2 Alfine. Maybe with a Gates belt drive, fitted to my Jones with truss fork. 69 obviously…

    Premier Icon MSP
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    Still need to buy a £200 mech just to set it up, bit too far IMO!

    I expect it to be more aimed at race set-ups, at least initially. So I don’t see them going with the single front ring.

    What would be more interesting would be if they just had a single shifter that worked out how best to select both cassette and chainring position.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    I expect it to be more aimed at race set-ups, at least initially. So I don’t see them going with the single front ring.

    A huge number of racers are now running single rings, I’d say it’s the majority now.

    Do I have to put my 11 speed XX1 in the bin already?

    Premier Icon MSP
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    I’d say it’s the majority now.

    Only the sram sponsored ones 😉

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Nope, plenty of Shimano users running 1×10. Myself included.

    I’m not just talking WC level, but across the board.

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