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but the question i have should i get the ultegra di2 or the dura-ace 9000 manual.
I was dead keen to get the di2 but the more i think about it, the lighter option of the dura-ace is starting to win me over.
Both are exactly the same price , what to do, what to do.
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- Joined: Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:30 pm
- Location: Townsville
When I test road a Di2 bike, I really liked how much easier it was to shift, especially the front shifting and in fact it will be my misses next group set Then I will be able to get myself some Di2 love I’d prefer campy EPS but just can’t justify the extra expense.
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I love it. Shifts very smoothly. I also think with the compact gears I am in the 50 ring a lot more and my pedalling is alot more efficient.
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If you were racing I'd suggest DA, or if you liked mucking around with mechanical. I can't see the value in your weekender needing that kind of attention; the commuter is different. You're suppoed to destroy that
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I can hardly fault it on my Giant - except when I really hammer in the small chain ring and higher gear at the back, when it will sometimes skip. And the days of tuning gears are gone. Praise the lord!
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Id personally go for the dura ace mechanical as it has better bearings whereas ultegra uses more basic bushings
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- Location: Perth, WA
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- Joined: Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:51 am
- Location: Perth or 42km south as the singlespeed flies
T3z wrote:Test ride both and see what you like better.
took a Di2 demo bike for a spin and promptly handed it back after 5km the shifting felt artificial. Then took a DA 9000 demo out and thrashed it round the local crit track (a few times) without missing a beat (and did not want to hand it back). I know which one I would want of a race (or even road) bike.
That said, trying to work out how to get Di2 onto my TT bike.
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- Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:35 pm
- Location: Elimbah, Queensland
Mechanical will never get a flat battery on a 160km ride in the middle of no where.
As for the tuning of derailleurs of mechanical groupsets, how often do you have to do that now? Not very often I dare say. Probably about as often as you do your brakes, which you will have to still do with Di2.
Derailleur adjustments are a 1/2 sec on the fly job with a 1/4 turn of a barrel adjuster, not a big thing.
In 3-5 years down the track your Dura ace equipped Domane will be worth more second hand after you sell it. You will sell it because the new bike you purchased will have electronic shifting with better battery life, a built in power meter and hydraulic disc brakes. A true adjustment free ride.
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