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Must Watch: Horsepower | Brett Rheeder, plus Di2 Drivetrains for Dirt Jumps?

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We thought about saving this one for the weekend, but it’s just too good not to share. We already know Brett Rheeder is a mad man on a bike, but this latest video really highlights his incredible talents on a bike. Using a huge tract of land up in Cherry Creek, British Columbia, Rheeder tears it up on a slopestyle course with plenty of hay bales and a beautiful view.

If you look closely at Rheeder’s bike you might catch a unique Di2 set up as well…


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There is no question that Rheeder is running a Di2 drivetrain on his bike, but closer inspection reveals what looks to be an Ultegra Di2 derailleur with a short cage. C3 athletes along with many other pro dirt jump and slopestyle riders have been known to attach the shifter to the down tubes of their bike to keep the handlebars free of shift cables for better bar spin performance. It looks like that’s been done here, just with possibly a Shimano Climber’s switch mounted just in front of the bottom bracket.

Whether this is a form of Shimano torture testing Di2 for more extreme use or just a custom set up for Rheeder is unknown, but it is a pretty cool use of the technology.


Directed, Produced and Created By: Mind Spark Cinema
Harrison Mendel
Nic Genovese
Aaron LaRocque

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9 years ago

Love the skull in the gap. Come up short and get the horn!

9 years ago

Looks like an untapped market for SRAM’s upcoming wireless group

9 years ago

Then we’ll just need wireless braking

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