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    Anyone here have the new Ultegra Di2 (6870) yet?

    Has anyone been able to get the new Ultegra Di2?
    How does it ride?
    How does it compare to the previous version?
    Battery life?

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    I have a 2013 Tarmac Expert w Ultegra DI2. It shifts flawlessly. The biggest difference is shifting the front rings. Despite the wide spread of a 52/36 mid-compact, it shifts instantly. It takes a little getting used to. You will want to use fingertip less gloves until you get used to the feel of the buttons. I like it. I am glad I paid the slight premium. I haven't owned it long enough to have to charge the battery. jhglaw

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    How does it compare to the previous version?
    I'd be surprised if there was any noticeable difference between the 2 other than you have an extra cog. If anyone says there's a perceived difference between shifting their on drugs or they're robots. The Ultegra and DA version should only differ in weight when it comes to the Di2 versions, not the mech.

    I'm an owner of the "previous" version and can't find any flaws other than it's pretty heavy (not a weenie anyway). I'd take weight over losing 400g all day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KantoBoy View Post
    I'd be surprised if there was any noticeable difference between the 2 other than you have an extra cog. If anyone says there's a perceived difference between shifting their on drugs or they're robots. The Ultegra and DA version should only differ in weight when it comes to the Di2 versions, not the mech.

    I'm an owner of the "previous" version and can't find any flaws other than it's pretty heavy (not a weenie anyway). I'd take weight over losing 400g all day.
    The new motors are supposed to be more efficient and a bit quicker. So the battery should last longer and the shifts should be just a bit more instant

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    I can't imagine it being faster than 2013 Di2, as mine is instant as far as I'm concerned.2013 battery is good for 2000kms farther than I am going in any given day. Love mine, best thing invented since the wheel!

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