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Old 10-04-22, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by TiHabanero View Post
When the foreign governments pull out all the stops and shut down the e-grid and your batteries need a charge, its a no go situation. Meanwhile the luddites that run mechanical, such as myself, will be out on the road. My suggestion is to keep a mechanical machine in the stable at all times, for just such an emergency.
Or charge the battery when it gets to the 50% indicator.

That should keep you going until you install your off-grid solar array.

Also, at worst it is a no-shift situation. A completely discharged Di2 system is a single-speed.

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Originally Posted by TiHabanero View Post
When the foreign governments pull out all the stops and shut down the e-grid and your batteries need a charge, its a no go situation. Meanwhile the luddites that run mechanical, such as myself, will be out on the road. My suggestion is to keep a mechanical machine in the stable at all times, for just such an emergency.
not to forget that zombies are attracted to electronic shifting, especially wireless systems so need all mechanical for the zombie apocalypse
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Old 10-05-22, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
So perhaps your 2022 bike is not the same tier model as the bike you bought in 2016. Bike manufactures that I'm accustomed with usually make quite a few different offerings of the same frame with different components on the bike that put it at many different price tiers..

No, that's not the case. For the similar tier model, a new bike 2022 vs. the old one 2016 looks as follows:

- Frame and fork: 2022 model, similar carbon, around 200 grams heavier than 2016

- Wheels: Same brand, same aluminum, new version, 20-40g lighter

- Group set: Similar - Shimano Ultegra vs old Sram Force 22. Ultegra is a little heavier than Force 22 (no carbon parts)

- Brakes: disks vs. rims (some +150 EUR difference)

- Other components - newer type, not necessarily better, not even lighter

- Overall, around 1 kg heavier bike in 2022 than 2016


I can't see real improvements, apart from disks vs rims brakes and 20-40g saved on wheels (if you consider it as an improvement). All the other components for 2022 are a little below 2016 components (incl. frame and fork) and the bike is 1kg heavier. However, it costs 4300 in 2022 vs. 2400 EUR in 2016. I think that most of this difference goes to the profit of the producer, not in better quality and inflation. I would still choose the 2016 model vs 2022, even if the price would be identical for both.

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