Woz":3rwjeej2 said:Madness. Sheer madness. I just don't get it however hard I try to look at it objectively. I just see an Aldi cordless kitchen appliance in front of me :roll:
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Electronic gears such as DI2 are a really interesting development in cycling, but like pretty much all innovations, as I have mentioned in a previous posting, are only really of relevance to racing.
The DI2 front derailleur is quite a clever piece of kit, as it will move automatically, so for example, if you go down the rear block to the smaller sprockets, it will move the gate to stop chain rub. In a race situation I can see this being quite useful, but using a bike in any other situation is just not needed. When I use the smaller sprockets, for example, I just move the front mech over slightly manually, like pretty much everyone else would.
Electronic gears, on a bike not used in competition, is an answer to a question that has never needed to be asked.
It would be like having, for example, a track pump that you fit to your valve, dial in the pressure you want, and it inflates your tyres at the touch of a button, like the one I have for my car. Yes, convenient, but hardly necessary for a bike tyre. You get the idea.