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Xt Di2

Discussion in 'Mountain Biking, Trials and BMX' started by jowwy, 19 Dec 2017.

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  1. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    Anybody out there with this on their beloved MTB???? any reviews on how it feels when shifting etc etc
     
  2. OP
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    jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    i'm surprised no one has a DI2 MTB.........
     
  3. Drago

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    I'm not.
     
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    jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    why?
     
  5. KneesUp

    KneesUp Veteran

    Perhaps because it costs as much as a decent bicycle for the parts alone and yet doesn't do anything different to the kit most MTBs ever made already have fitted?
     
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  6. Drago

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    Price, lack of discernable performance improvement...aside from the brief division within the ranks over 29" wheels, MTB'ers generally aren't so cutting-edge-must-have conscious as their roadie cousins. Manufacturers know this, which is why it has taken so long for them to finally bother bringing it to the MTB world.

    If you fancy it then great, but I can see why the majority won't be joining you.
     
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    jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    ive got it - just waiting for the man in the big red suit to drop it off.......but for me its more cx/gravel commute than mtb'ing..........also xt di2 costs less than some pay for xtr mechanical
     
  8. OP
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    jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    couldnt that be the same as roadies with etap and di2.....but lots and lots of people have it
     
  9. KneesUp

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    To me that begs the question as to why people buy the road version, not why they don't buy the off-road version. However, I'd imagine that people would be more likely to spend a few hundred quid on components that will be kept mostly clean than on components that will get bashed about and covered in mud.
     
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    jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    well i guess im on both sides of the pitch with that.....etap for the clean road and Di2 for offroad cx/commute/winter/gravel rides with wider gear range