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Shimano brings Di2 technology to the masses

Groupset big boys to release cheaper version of celebrated Di2 technology

Professional riders have been using the Shimano DURA-ACE components with Di2 electronic shifting technology in the biggest races in the world over the past four years.

Now Shimano has introduced this revolutionary technology into the Shimano Ultegra, making it affordable to a much wider group of road racers and enthusiasts.

The advantages of Di2 (Digital Integrated Intelligence) are clear for everybody who has tested it (see our review here https://www.220triathlon.com/gear-review/shimano-di2): changing gears becomes easier, effortless and faster by simply touching the shift buttons.

Shimano Ultegra 6770 series with Di2 technology consists of Dual Control Levers, electronically operated front and rear derailleurs, a battery and electric cables. For the remaining components you will rely on the products of the mechanical Shimano Ultegra 6700 component group.

The electric cables include only two core wires (DURA-ACE Di2 has four) and the connectors are smaller too with a diameter of 5.1mm (-3.7mm compared to DURA-ACE Di2). Easy plug and play system to connect the cables, which will be available in different lengths to accommodate most frame dimensions. Connection with PC for diagnosis and changing the shifting order.

ULTEGRA 6770 products will exclusively become available in the new ULTEGRA glossy grey color. The products are not compatible with DURA-ACE Di2.

The Shimano Ultegra Di2 will be available from September 2011.

More in the next issue of 220, visit http://cycle.shimano-eu.com for now.

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.