New for this year, Shimano has released their second electronic shifting group, Shimano Ultegra Di2. This 2012 component group includes a host of improvements, which will be transfered over to the next iteration of Shimano Dura Ace Di2.
We’ve also got some 2011 TIME RXR-S Ulteam in white with Shimano Dura Ace 7900 and Zipp 404 tubular wheels for $8,700 USD.
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I’ve got a 2011 TIME RXR-S Ulteam in stock right now in size S with Shimano Dura Ace 7900, and Zipp 404 tubular wheels. Price is $7,700 USD. Send me an email at asteriskcycles at gmail dot com to order it. It’s in stock, so once payment has cleared, it will ship. We’ve also got Colnago, TIME, Scott, and Giant bikes in stock.
At Asterisk*Cycles, we’ve got access to not only great bikes from Giant to Pinarello, but also great components, from Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo. This includes full gruppos, from Campy Super Record 11 to Shimano Dura Ace Di2.
I really like the angles and the general shape of this frame, a lot more than some of the other TT frames that I’ve seen. Felt has got an interesting battery placement for the Di2 version of this TT rig. The battery is located on the seat-tube, under the seat. While it looks very clean, I doubt that it’s very efficient. The weight of the battery is best placed as low as possible.
Cyman has hacked his seatpost and his frame to run internal Di2 wiring. His hack is somewhat more complicated than Nathan’s, but it has the advantage of being able to charge the battery inside the seatpost without having to remove it. Read more about it here.
I’ll be receiving a Velocite Geos prototype frame at the end of May. I’ve decided to build it up with Shimano Dura Ace Di2. Here is what my preliminary build list looks like. Since this is a budget weenie and I’m also sourcing parts from the second hand market, I’ve decided for a bunch of reasons to stay away from high-priced German carbon fiber parts. This is a “best bang for the buck” type of build. Ideally, it should have been built up with SRAM Red, since that is the lightest gruppo, but I decided to go with Di2. I’ve been itching to try it out.
It looks like I’ve pretty much narrowed it down to two frames, both lugged. The advantage of the Colnago EPS Di2 is that the frame comes out of the factory Di2-compatible with internal wiring. I like internalizing Di2, but I don’t really like drilling holes into an expensive frame. Thankfully, Nathan recently got an RXR frame as well. I know for a fact that he’ll hack it to internalize Di2, so I’ll be able to follow his lead.
One of the most interesting developments in recent cycling technology was the wide release of Shimano’s electronic shifting component group. While this technology has been around for about 20 years, it’s only with Shimano’s Di2 that things really got interesting. This year, pro teams are using Shimano Di2.