Shimano Di2 trickles down into Ultegra
- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 21 June 2011
If you have already tried or are fortunate enough to currently ride Di2, it feels different, it feels very nice… but is not an option that will suit everyones finances. The fantastic thing about technology trickling down is that it once it escapes the Dura-Ace testing ground it is more affordable technology and also is often improved when it reaches Ultegra.
If Di2 was almost in your reach, but something was holding you back – now is the time to rethink electonic shifting.
Lets get into some details - the Ultegra 6770 Di2 components include Dual Control Levers, electronically operated front and rear derailleurs, a battery and electric cable. The other components (cranks, brakes, cassette sprockets and chain) are the ‘mechnical’ Ultegra 6700. It is not compatible with Dura-Ace Di2 as it features some changes (2 core wires rather than 4 and smaller connectors). A PC connection allows diagnosis and changing the shifting order.
Available in September 2011, the price has not yet been announced.
Further details are available from Shimano Australia: www.shimano.com.au