Shimano Announces new Ultegra Di2 Electronic Shifting Groupset

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RD-6770 Rear Derailleur (10-speed)
Fast, precise and smooth electronic shifting – even under load
Easy electronic adjustment system
Crash saver function
Wide gear ratio – Compatible with 11-28T cassette sprockets
Weight: 270g

SM-BTR1 Battery
High performance lithium ion battery (7.4V)
Easy to assemble/remove for charging
Charging time: maximum 90 minutes
Weight: 71g

 

Pricing:
The Ultegra Di2 components and all the other electronic necessities total $1,595, or $2283 for a complete Ultegra Di2 build.  The mechanical Ultegra 6700 group retails for $1,500.

For comparison, Dura Ace Di2 costs $2749 for the electronic necessities and $3927 for  a complete build. A complete mechanical Dura-Ace 7900 group costs $2690.

Reports from users is that Dura Ace Di2 certainly works. It is an engineering marvel and just a joy to use. The automatic trim of the front derailleur is certainly a nice advantage.  But the real roadblock is the price  of $3927.   So Ultegra Di2 at $2283 can really get this cool stuff in the hands of consumers.  Instead of going mechanical Dura Ace, the consumer now has a choice of going with Ultegra Di2.

Riders will have to pay a weight penalty, as the new group tips the balance, according to Shimano’s claimed weights, at 2,458 grams. Dura Ace Di2, by comparison, weighs in at 2,108 grams.

Some individual pricing of Ultegra Di2:

Shifters: ST-6770 Dual Control Levers -$444.99

Rear Derailleur: RD-6770 – $339.99

Electric Cable Junction: SM-EW67-A-E – $404.93

About the author: Thien Dinh

Thien Dinh gained most his cycling knowledge the old fashioned way, by immersing himself in the sport. From 2007 to early 2013, Thien served as RoadBikeReview Site Manager, riding daily while putting various cycling products through its paces. A native of California, Thien also enjoys tinkering with photography and discovering new music.


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  • Gary says:

    Does anyone know what the price point will be on the new Ultegra Di2 group? Or when they will announce the price?

  • Namig Burshensky says:

    Shimano Ultegra Di2 slots in right under mechanical Dura Ace price wise and should be available late summer/early fall.

  • francois says:

    Updated with pricing info on page 2

  • Gabe says:

    I still don’t see the point of this for the casual/recreational rider. if you have a properly maintained bike, you aren’t going to encounter the need for any of this. i have a friend with DuraAce Di2, and the only thing he can tell me is that the shifts are a little faster and he never misses a shift. Since i don’t race, i don’t see either of those things being a \must have\. i rather keep my money, and keep the weight off the bike, than have the few benefits that this brings.

    also, why’d they change the color of the rear derailleur? this will probably keep people from upgrading, because of the mismatch between the \old\ Ultegra 6700 and the \new\ 6700. doesn’t make sense to me.

  • Red says:

    One advantage to either Di2 system is not having to adjust the derailers due to cables that stretch over time every year.

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