2012 Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting group

For fans of electronic shifting, or at least the curious, we’ll have a full ride report/review on the new Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic group in a little more than a week. Until then, we’ve started spotting a few test groups on early 2012 models and snapped these photos. So, assuming there are no production delays, you should start seeing this stuff on bikes in your local shop later this year! More pics after the break…

2012 Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting group

2012 Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting group

2012 Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting group


  1. Sory Gillis, you might be retired by the time you see that!
    Remember it took Campag years after initial 11spd groupos appeared to release 11spd bar-ends to suit. Too little, too late – as always.
    Despite being a 20+ year Campag (only) user, Ui2 is looking good!

  2. As owner of DA Di2 for 2 years now all I can say is this is great as mid to higher end full built bikes will now be equipped with U-Di2.
    By the time Campag comes out with their electric and make it affordable it will be too late – again… as Shimano will again dominate the field. Campags answer… why they will just add another cog to 11 lol

  3. @Gillis…Campy unveiled their 1st electronic shifters long before Shimanoannounced Di2 …here we are today, Shimano now has 2 groups…Campy(?)….still testing w Movistar… Maybe my great grand kids will have Campy Chorus electronic. Luv Campy… but I only have so many yrs to live…

  4. Is there someone who actually thinks that Campy has the financial resources to compete with Shimano? Uhm, I don’t. Does Campy’s corporate strategy focus on competing with Shimano head to head? Uhm, I don’t think so.

    Apparently, electronic groups on the key–or the only key–to success. SRAM seems to be doing just fine going head to head with Shimano, and there haven’t even been rumors of SRAM working on an electronic group. So much for that whole “too little, too late” idea.

  5. Nope, Di2 stands for Digital Integrated Intelligence.

    SRAM has been falling way behind, I feel like they lit the fire under Shimano’s ass and then Shimano responded by crushing them. At least as far as drivetrains are concerned SRAM’s mountain and road stuff is so pathetic lately.

  6. I know a shop that will have a Ultegra Di2 bike by the end of the week. Ultegra Di2 bikes are real and coming soon, but in very small amounts. It won’t be easy to find a shop that has one.

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