One question we hear again and again is ‘Why should I spend the extra and get Di2?’. Let’s face it we all want it but can we justify the extra price? Often we just want someone to tell us ‘Go ahead and buy it you won’t regret it’.
So what is so good about it? Rather than tech geeks or press releases on the products we would like to hear from the average age grouper who has purchased Di2 and can tell their triathlon peers why they should spend the extra $$. Use the comment section below to add feedback on your own experiences with the Di2.
Is Di2 like flying first class? Once you have done it you can’t go back. If you are riding a time trial bike the first and most obvious positive is that you can change gears when you are not down on your TT bars. This means when you are climbing or out training in a pack you can easily and safely change gears without reaching out to the end of your TT bars. Secondly the Di2 shifts quicker and more precisely than normal mechanical shifting. Of course there are always exceptions to the rules and we accept that.
The other question is whether or not the extra cost of the Dura-Ace version over the Ultegra is worth it.
Let’s hear what you think.