Road: Electronic shifting or Carbon fibre?
I would opt for the carbon frame, im sure electronic shifting will a premium price which means a possibly cheaper alloy frame as its built to a price point. Cant imagine either that it will save any weight. I would rather get the better frame and upgrade components than buy top components and upgrade the frame.Posted 5 years agomtbmattMember
I had the choice of two identical bikes, one with Dura Ace mechanical. One with Ultregra Di2.
I went for DA and I am glad I did. Perfect shifts, less worries about potential issues when away, lighter, looks better/less clunky.
So with that in mind, I’d go for the carbon frame. I don’t think Di2 is worth the extra.Posted 5 years agozerocoolMember
I’d go for the carbon frame. But Di2 gears are awesome to use and can highly recommend them. I don’t own any as I’m to poor, but I’ve had one on long term(6 months) loan from a friend and it’s brilliant. I’d much rather have Di2 Ultegra over conventual Dura Ace. The weight saving between Dura Ace and Ultegra is negligible these daysPosted 5 years agoiamsporticusMember
Besides Di2 Ultegra aint a looker 🙂
BTW if youre local to Koblenz does that mean you can take the bike back if you have probs?
There have been a number of forum conversations about aftersales support from Canyon with people being out of pocket for warranty workPosted 5 years agoatlazMember
So, I’m almost certainly going to get a Canyon road bike at the weekend. I’m only an hour from their base so makes perfect sense (I find lame excuses for all my new bikes). I “only” want to spend 2000e so I can get an ultegra Di2 equipped alloy frame or a normal carbon frame.
The magpie in me quite likes the idea of electronic shifting, not least because it means I can ignore front mech setup. The other side of me thinks maybe the carbon frame is a better “investment” (this is clearly bullshit).
Help!Posted 5 years agoatlazMember
Well luckily I CAN go to Canyon and play a little as they’re just over the border. Given they have shop-soiled models I think I can get some limited test riding in. Carbon frame is 300g lighter than the alu one. Road.cc reviews the alu one well and it’s a bike of the year candidate for sub-2000 quid at Bikeradar’s stable of mags.
I’ll go have a poke around the shop and talk to the guys there.Posted 5 years ago
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