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grunta




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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:47 pm    Post subject: Di2 Reply with quote

Splashing out - possibly ! Told Di2 is bees knees..But wary as my bike travels a lot in my scicon case. Also being brought up with wind up alarm clocks am somewhat of a technophobe & distrust modern technology...

Any comments / suggestions gratefully received !!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine has travelled very well do far including a tour of NZ, on and off roof rack, back of van etc...

However when crewing for Chopsy at the Norseman, his wouldn't trim and was stuck on the big chain ring for the whole ride....not very pleasant...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had it in 2010, LBS didn't have a clue, ex pro tour mechanic set it up for me.
Used to get stopped back then..... now it's everywhere.

TT bike has it, road doesn't hence I never use it.
Mechanical just seams so agricultural in comparison.
As one young cyclist said " it's magic! "

Heard of the horror stories and nothings perfect, but never had an issue personally. Make sure you get dual shifting.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used it on borrowed bikes, can't see the fuss to be honest. I'm sure it's the future but I'm not that bothered about split second changing.
But then I don't like carbon fibre bikes so I'm probably not the best person to review a modern product
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you do get it, just don't do what one triathlete did last season - rocked up at an event and had forgotten the battery. game over.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fat buddha wrote:
if you do get it, just don't do what one triathlete did last season - rocked up at an event and had forgotten the battery. game over.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fat buddha wrote:
if you do get it, just don't do what one triathlete did last season - rocked up at an event and had forgotten the battery. game over.


couldn't he have connected it directly to the Team Sky battery?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks guys..adding "charge battery " to the night before "do" list is a must ! along with all other things electrical....
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of my MTB buddies are getting those Ebikes
Now that IS sad
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

30 mph fat boys club.
Sad.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Downhill obviously......
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TransitionTed wrote:
A lot of my MTB buddies are getting those Ebikes
Now that IS sad

Well if they're good enough for Team Sky...... Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

grunta wrote:
thanks guys..adding "charge battery " to the night before "do" list is a must ! along with all other things electrical....

More like once a year for me.

Got it on the road bike, but not on the TT. TT shifters (DA) click a lot more precisely anyway I feel.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it on the TT and road bikes, no hassle at all, it just works. Charge the battery every few weeks, but it's never gone flat on me. No wires to stretch and go out of adjustment. I'm currently riding on the drops all the time and have an extra set of shifters there which you couldn't do with mechanical.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was a sceptic, but got a road bike off Ebay which had it. The DI2 was not the reason I got the bike, the frame and wheelset were.

But found it such a joy that I became a convert. Front ring changes in particular are different gravy. Now got it on the TT bike.

Club mate of mine, bit of an all the gear merchant bought a P5 last year when several of us were doing IM Barcelona. Came out in conversation on the day before that he had NEVER charged the battery - did not even know where it was (think it's in quite an awkward place on the P5), but it 'might have been done when it was serviced' - he'd had it a few months but not used it that much.

He was cr&pping himself, and economising his gear changes on the day....


...then again you only need about 3 gear changes for the entire bike leg...Wink
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