While I'm sure Di2 is good personally I would stay away from it. I don't think you're missing out.I would love a di2 bike for the shifting performance but it is a vast sum of money 3x what I paid for my defy. Will keep looking
ahh but if he keeps his Giant bike then he isn’t off the road, just can’t ride the DI2 bike.While I'm sure Di2 is good personally I would stay away from it. I don't think you're missing out.
I know a number of people who've experienced the usual issue of a flat battery halfway through a ride. Friends who haven't set out because the battery was flat in the morning. Yes, probably 99% user error but not always.
I did consider it last autumn for my new bike. While I was deciding on the spec a friend began to experience charging problems. Basically she frequently found the battery flat or undercharged. This was traced and a faulty battery replaced under warranty. Our local LBS doesn't stock batteries - do any? - and she was off the road for ten days with no bike while waiting for the replacement. Unacceptable to me. That was it Di2 immediately off my list.
Same friend also reports there is no charging indicator. No little light to show charging is ongoing or complete. Bad design in my view.
On the other hand if I get a shifting problem I drop by my LBS on a ride. Pop in, explain the problem, 10-20 minutes later it will be fixed, coffee included. I know there are lots of happy users but if Di2 goes badly wrong it can put you off the road for days and days.
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