Is this bike any good

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Is this bike any good

Postby gazgareth » Mon Sep 09, 2019 08:53 am

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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Re: Is this bike any good

Postby Imposter » Mon Sep 09, 2019 08:55 am

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Re: Is this bike any good

Postby philthy3 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 09:19 am

If you read the sellers description fully, you'll find your answer.
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Re: Is this bike any good

Postby Imposter » Mon Sep 09, 2019 09:21 am

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...

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Re: Is this bike any good

Postby arlowood » Mon Sep 09, 2019 09:34 am

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
"

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Re: Is this bike any good

Postby gazgareth » Mon Sep 09, 2019 09:37 am

I wasn't sure if it actually has di2, or do I have to change and buy a new groupset.

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Re: Is this bike any good

Postby LakesLuddite » Mon Sep 09, 2019 09:59 am

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)

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Re: Is this bike any good

Postby Fenix » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:04 am

If it fits you then great. I'm not sure DI2 would be worth the expense if the gears are working ?

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Re: Is this bike any good

Postby PhotoNic69 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:13 am

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

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Re: Is this bike any good

Postby Imposter » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:18 am

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.. ;)

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Re: Is this bike any good

Postby gazgareth » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:26 am

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

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Re: Is this bike any good

Postby Imposter » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:33 am

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..

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Re: Is this bike any good

Postby Svetty » Wed Sep 11, 2019 20:44 pm

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.
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Re: Is this bike any good

Postby philthy3 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 07:43 am

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.
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