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ultegra di2 6870m out dated?

shiznit76shiznit76 Posts: 640
edited April 2019 in Road buying advice
Hi, wiggle have this on sale at good price, but is it quite outdated and how does it compare with more modern version?

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  • I have the “old” version and it works perfectly, although I have no idea what additional features the newer version offers . . .
    The one on sale is only 53/39Tx11-28 170mm crank though . . .
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  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 5,265
    I have it. No issues.
  • magoo289magoo289 Posts: 221
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 5,265
    Apparently the new one has a cooler looking crank, better brakes (the older ones are still mega) and the rear mech can handle a higher tooth cassette. That's it. Shifting is shifting unless you're some ultra shift snob.
  • alanyualanyu Posts: 73
    It's easy to find the difference online about 8050 vs 6870

    My viewpoint is: not necessary to follow the fashion.
    6870 can do 95% of 8050.
    The only problem of old UT 68XX is its cranksets, whose glue is not good enough. Some people's 6800 crankset was degummed while riding.

    Thus, 6870 with R8000 crankset maybe a good choice.
  • StillGoingStillGoing Posts: 5,207
    Apparently the new one has a cooler looking crank, better brakes (the older ones are still mega) and the rear mech can handle a higher tooth cassette. That's it. Shifting is shifting unless you're some ultra shift snob.

    Plus the hidden buttons that are useful for controlling devices or setting shifting up like eTap.
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  • shiznit76shiznit76 Posts: 640
    I was planning on keeping my compact ultegra 6800 chainset and selling the one this comes with, the size available. Was the only drawback from buying for me
  • shortfallshortfall Posts: 3,287
    alanyu wrote:
    It's easy to find the difference online about 8050 vs 6870

    My viewpoint is: not necessary to follow the fashion.
    6870 can do 95% of 8050..

    So like mechanical then?
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