XT Di2

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XT Di2

Postby Sparx » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:16 am


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Re: XT Di2

Postby Calvin27 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:19 am

I've always been 50/50 about electronic shifting on MTB. Mainly because 1x works so well and is about 4 times cheaper.
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Re: XT Di2

Postby Sparx » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:41 am

I hear you - but it's nice to dream!

I do like the one shifter controlling front and rear derailleur though, I think that's very clever.

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Re: XT Di2

Postby Duck! » Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:47 pm

The biggest new feature, which is backward-compatible to XTR Di2 via I presume the new junction/control unit is Bluetooth connectivity to allow wireless access to the E-Tube software for system customising.

Calvin27 wrote:I've always been 50/50 about electronic shifting on MTB. Mainly because 1x works so well and is about 4 times cheaper.

If anything Di2 is more worthwhile on MTB than road, because it keeps working when mechanical cables can become jammed with mud & stuff.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: XT Di2

Postby mikgit » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:13 pm

Yeah, I'd love it. love my Di2 on the road bike... personally I'll be 2xXX Di2 before I'm 1xXX, we'll if I have my way anyway... ot hapening any time soon though, don't have the cash and don't have a Di2 compatible bike.
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Re: XT Di2

Postby Duck! » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:38 pm

Every bike is Di2 compatible. It's just not always tidy.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: XT Di2

Postby mikgit » Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:57 am

Duck! wrote:Every bike is Di2 compatible. It's just not always tidy.


I just meant not internally, I'd like to put the battery in the seatpost like my road bike, but probably won't work. Then cables all over the place,not the biggest drama.
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Re: XT Di2

Postby Duck! » Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:06 am

The XTR/XT batteries have a mounting option to stuff it up the fork steerer (the default is in a case that resembles a mini-pump, mounted the same way off a bottle mount). Pro (Shimano's component division) make a bar & stem combo that conceales the cables up to the junction & shifters, then there's one cable down the frame to a junction around the bottom bracket, and cables to each derailleur from there. A retro-fit external wired Di2 is no less tidy than a standard external mechanical cable set
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Re: XT Di2

Postby trailgumby » Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:34 pm

Hmmm... there's just something not quite right about having to charge up your bike before you can use it. :twisted:

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Re: XT Di2

Postby mikgit » Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:52 pm

Yeah I'd heard about the steerer, but tought after seeing my battery how it'd fit, but I guess with stem length and headest cups, if it replaces the star nut, then yeah.

Now if someone made bigger chainrings for it all... I kinda like my 44T and the 38 on my 2x isn't big enough for my slow legs.
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