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Cleaning electronic drivetrain

Old 06-13-19, 08:53 AM
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Cleaning electronic drivetrain

I have a R8070 Di2 drivetrain on my road bike. I bought some of Finish Line's "E-Shift" electronic drivetrain cleaner, haven't used it yet but I've heard it works well. Various sources seem to recommend water-less cleaning for Di2 and e-Tap, is this indeed necessary? Can I use regular-old aerosol brake cleaner or denatured alcohol instead of $15/can E-Shift? Any other tips?

I understand that complaining about the piddling cost of E-Shift when you've already shelled out for Di2 is probably cognitive dissonance on my part.
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Old 06-13-19, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Hiro11 View Post
I have a R8070 Di2 drivetrain on my road bike. I bought some of Finish Line's "E-Shift" electronic drivetrain cleaner, haven't used it yet but I've heard it works well. Various sources seem to recommend water-less cleaning for Di2 and e-Tap, is this indeed necessary? Can I use regular-old aerosol brake cleaner or denatured alcohol instead of $15/can E-Shift? Any other tips?

I understand that complaining about the piddling cost of E-Shift when you've already shelled out for Di2 is probably cognitive dissonance on my part.
I have the same groupset. Is it disgusting now or are you planning ahead? All I do is wipe it down with a little rubbing alcohol and an old t-shirt after every ride. It never gets to the point where you need to be deliberate to de-funk it.
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Old 06-13-19, 09:10 AM
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I have the same groupset. Is it disgusting now or are you planning ahead? All I do is wipe it down with a little rubbing alcohol and an old t-shirt after every ride. It never gets to the point where you need to be deliberate to de-funk it.
It's clean now, just planning ahead. Good tip. I'm usually scrambling to get to work after a ride but I do wipe down my bike quickly after each ride. I'll give that a try.
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