Di2 Hack: Zirbel’s Magnetic Twist Shifter

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Although Shimano’s XTR Di2 groupset was first launched in 2014, electronic shifting still feels kinda fresh and different. But while there’s been a solid take up of battery-powered shifting on the road, mountain bikers have been a little slower to adopt Shimano’s Di2 groupsets, even after Shimano launched the significantly cheaper XT Di2 groupset last year.

There are of course many benefits to electronic shifting – accuracy and weather sealing being the main two – but the cost and initial setup complexity are likely why many mountain bikers have chosen to stick with cables for the time being.

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Via: SingleTrackWorld.com