Today was like National Di2 day in the shop . One customer who purchased the electronic Shimano groupset from us called in with his bike and invited me to take it for a spin . I didn’t have to be asked twice and headed off out the road to try it out in the real world and not just on a workstand . I was blown away . It really is a different experience to anything else out there . I love my Super Record but this is a different level again . With a very small press on the lever the rear changes so quickly that you have to look down to be sure that it has changed at all . The self trim on the front mech means no chain rub no matter how much cross over is on the chain . The battery lasts for up to 3 months and it is very easy to check the level remaining . It is even possible to recalibrate the whole thing on the move if you were to get a wheel change in a race .
It is on my Christmas list already . Here is a shot of a custom carbon chainring paired up with the Di2
The set was a real hot topic of conversation with one of the lads wondering aloud if there was a button to press when crashing to eject you out of the saddle .
Then a while later another customer came in and ordered another Di2 groupset . It was just one of those days .
I took a shot of the remote top of bar shifters on a Columbia team bike recently and this works really well to compliment the Di2 Sti Levers . It should be on public release towards the end of this month .