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Shimano Ultegra Di2 6770 – Official Pics and More Specs, Weights

Shimano Ultegra Di2 STI Shifter Brake Lever
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Shimano Ultegra Di2 STI Shifter Brake LeverGet ready to waste some serious time today. Shimano now has an official Ultegra Di2 website up, and we’ve got stock photos with weights, specs and a little more info on the 2nd full electronic road gruppo to add to our original post.

The group color is a glossy gray like the current gen mechanical Ultegra group, so components like brakes, cranksets, etc., that don’t need battery powered parts will remain unchanged. And that’s fine, because they work marvelously well.

You’ll likely start seeing these parts show up on 2012 model bikes late this summer as many manufacturers have had specs on it in hands for some time now in order to get bikes ready.

Starting with the 6770 STI levers, weight drops to 313g from 445g for the mechanical 6700. Compare that to Dura-Ace Di2’s 225g weight. MSRP is $449.99/pair.

Make the jump for more…

Shimano Ultegra Di2 6770 Rear Derailleur

The rear derailleur weighs in at 250g (claimged) and has a 11-28 cassette range capability. Like DA Di2, it has a crash-saver function that automatically moves the cage all the way inward in the event of an impact, hopefully saving it from destruction. Price is $339.99.

 

Shimano Ultegra 6770 Di2 Front Derailleur

The front derailleur trims automatically in coordination with the rear derailleur’s position, making chainrub virtually non-existent. Claimed weight is 160g. MSRP $309.99.

Shimano Ultegra Di2 6770 battery

The battery, shown here with the water bottle cage mount, weighs in at just 71g and has a claimed run time of 1,250 miles (2,000km) and can be fully recharged in just 90 minutes. Battery status is visible on the trim controller box, too, so you shouldn’t ever be totally surprised. Shimano’s website claims the Dura-Ace Di2 battery is good for just 1,000 miles, which puts to rest any rumors of reduced battery performance, and the weight is exactly the same. In fact, visually, the batteries are identical, which suggests they’ve simply packed more power into the unit and will be upgrading the DA version soon, likely with the improved wiring harnesses, too. MSRP is $94.99 and presumably includes the charger.

Other things you’re gonna need:

  • MSRP Cable Junction Box: $34.99
  • MSRP Front Wiring Harness: $114.99
  • MSRP Wires (ea): $29.99 (4 total required)
  • MSRP Battery Mount: $134.99

All parts will be available aftermarker in October 2011.

All in all, the new Ultegra Di2 looks like it offers all of the performance and tech of the Dura-Ace version at a fraction of the cost. It may be a bit heavier in parts, but more than anything, it ushers in a new era for road bike drivetrains and, just perhaps, suggests a mountain bike future for electronic shifting. Why? Because the increased cassette capacity and 10-speed double-crankset only operation combined with the claimed all-weather performance means there’s really no reason why this technology can’t be ported over to the dirt. Time will tell.

 

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Steve
Steve
11 years ago

Yesssss!!!

patrick
11 years ago

$1600 for the lot, unless I’m missing something. Not bad. If nothing else, it’ll force SRAM’s hand.

Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
11 years ago

I THINK IT’S SUPPOSED TO COST RIGHT AROUND WHAT MECHANICAL D-A GOES FOR.

fleche1454
fleche1454
11 years ago

@fred
they give all the prices
add it up idiot

cw
cw
11 years ago

don’t forget crankset, chain, and brakes.

Andy
Andy
11 years ago

@cw

Or not, since some of us won’t be needing them.

waterdog1er
waterdog1er
11 years ago

The Shimano Rep came by the shop today…the price for the whole group is going to be around $2,300 retail!!!!!!!!!

thesleepydog
thesleepydog
11 years ago

Update: Battery does not come with the charger and you need to order this separately. It’s about another $100… the external wiring set (External Frame Cable Set) including battery mount is about $250 ish.

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