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Ultegra Di2 shifters just got really cheap. Upgrade from RS785

Old 05-11-20, 08:46 AM
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Ultegra Di2 shifters just got really cheap. Upgrade from RS785

$249.95 @ Backcountry (aka Competitive Cyclist)

Big advantages over the RS785 levers are:
1. ergonomics
2. easier to bleed
3. nicer tactile shifter switches

RS785 owners can reuse the existing BH59 brake hose and connectors, but I highly recommend switching out to BH90 hose (with appropriate end pins) to improve brake feel... not nearly so spongy on the rear brake. Finding a > 200mm BH90 hose is a bit tricky - I bought a 10m bulk box, your LBS should be able to source as well. FWIW, our road tandem rear brake needs approx. 215mm hose length.

PS: these shifters will also work with Shimano 10spd Di2 as they are just a set of "switches". It is the derailleurs that dictate the number of shifts capable.

Cheers.

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Old 05-11-20, 01:52 PM
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Great, except the link you gave shows the cable-actuated version, so not a RS785 alternative.
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Old 05-14-20, 11:20 AM
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Oh nuts. I need to quit my day job so I can concentrate on this fun stuff. Corrected the post. Tks.
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