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gazgarethgazgareth Posts: 7
edited September 2019 in Road buying advice
Looking to get a 2nd hand tt bike around this price point. Would I be able to add di2 to this do you think?

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  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 10,816
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  • StillGoingStillGoing Posts: 5,149
    If you read the sellers description fully, you'll find your answer.
    I ride a bike. Doesn't make me green or a tree hugger. I drive a car too.
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 10,816
    philthy3 wrote:
    If you read the sellers description fully, you'll find your answer.

    Are you seeing something that I'm not? Can't see a link, a pic, or anything...
  • arlowoodarlowood Posts: 2,373
    Yep - just read the seller's full description - obvs copied from the BMC website



    "Frame:

    P2pxSubA full carbon construction – Frameset weight: 2435g including frame, fork, headset, seatpost, brakes and stem – DTi cable routing, compatible with mechanical and electronic groupsets – Integrated rear brake – Internal Di2 battery
    "
  • I wasn't sure if it actually has di2, or do I have to change and buy a new groupset.
  • gazgareth wrote:
    I wasn't sure if it actually has di2, or do I have to change and buy a new groupset.

    The first picture of the whole bike looks to me to have mechanical shifters on the aerobars, so no, not Di2. You would therefore need to buy those components needed to switch to electronic shifting (ie front mech, rear mech and shifters)
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,128
    If it fits you then great. I'm not sure DI2 would be worth the expense if the gears are working ?
  • Imposter wrote:
    philthy3 wrote:
    If you read the sellers description fully, you'll find your answer.

    Are you seeing something that I'm not? Can't see a link, a pic, or anything...

    Yes! - you need to turn you AdBlocker off to see the Googlead link.

    Don't forget to turn it back on pronto though
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 10,816
    photonic69 wrote:
    Imposter wrote:
    philthy3 wrote:
    If you read the sellers description fully, you'll find your answer.

    Are you seeing something that I'm not? Can't see a link, a pic, or anything...

    Yes! - you need to turn you AdBlocker off to see the Googlead link.

    Don't forget to turn it back on pronto though

    Ah, that'll be it.. ;)
  • fenix wrote:
    If it fits you then great. I'm not sure DI2 would be worth the expense if the gears are working ?


    I've never had di2 so was interested in having it on this bike. Not sure how expensive it would be to swap whatever is on this one to di2 though
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 10,816
    gazgareth wrote:
    fenix wrote:
    If it fits you then great. I'm not sure DI2 would be worth the expense if the gears are working ?


    I've never had di2 so was interested in having it on this bike. Not sure how expensive it would be to swap whatever is on this one to di2 though

    Realistically, I don't see any particular benefit to having electronic shifting on a TT bike. Having it/not having it will not make you faster/slower, IMO..
  • svettysvetty Posts: 1,904
    Imposter wrote:
    gazgareth wrote:
    fenix wrote:
    If it fits you then great. I'm not sure DI2 would be worth the expense if the gears are working ?


    I've never had di2 so was interested in having it on this bike. Not sure how expensive it would be to swap whatever is on this one to di2 though

    Realistically, I don't see any particular benefit to having electronic shifting on a TT bike. Having it/not having it will not make you faster/slower, IMO..
    Satellite buttons mean you can change gears easily from both aero bars and from bar end hand placements.
    FFS! Harden up and grow a pair :D
  • StillGoingStillGoing Posts: 5,149
    Imposter wrote:
    gazgareth wrote:
    fenix wrote:
    If it fits you then great. I'm not sure DI2 would be worth the expense if the gears are working ?


    I've never had di2 so was interested in having it on this bike. Not sure how expensive it would be to swap whatever is on this one to di2 though

    Realistically, I don't see any particular benefit to having electronic shifting on a TT bike. Having it/not having it will not make you faster/slower, IMO..

    Probably the best place for it given the ability to change gear from the aero tuck or on the bar ends.
    I ride a bike. Doesn't make me green or a tree hugger. I drive a car too.
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