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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:57 am 
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Hi weenies

The new CAAD10 Black Inc comes with a shiny (and bulky!) Ultegra Di2. I like the frame but I was wondering whether I could mount a mechanical groupset onto it in case I get tired of Ultegra Di2 in the future...

Any feedback welcome!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:08 am 
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It appears to lack gear cable stops, so not easily.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:19 am 
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I'm sure there are plenty of people riding a Black Inc in this forum! : )


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:00 pm 
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it all depends how well you can weld. no cable stops, no go. the DI2 cable comes in on the top tube, but their are no mech. stops. i would not buy it if your thinking your going back to mech. they do make frames that are compatible with both, it has been mentioned on the forum; though this, is not one of them.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:14 pm 
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Damn! The frame is super sexy but it seems like a HUGE drawback to me...


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:32 pm 
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I bet you $50 that you won't want to go back to mechanical after you've ridden Di2, so it shouldn't be an issue.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:20 pm 
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:lol:

I can count at least 5 people who went from Di2 (Dura-Ace!) to mechanical (either Dura-Ace, Campagnolo, and one SRAM switch)

So that's, what, $250?
Paypal me, son, or stop thinking that everyone thinks the same as you or has the same values. There's 7 Billion opportunities to prove you wrong. :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:25 am 
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^^ like!

just get a cabled frame from your dealer, they're available in many markets.

If you don't like the colour, have it stripped or powder coated. These frames are so cheap and good (and have few warranty issues) that destroying your warranty isn't much of an issue.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:59 am 
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prendrefeu wrote:
:lol:

I can count at least 5 people who went from Di2 (Dura-Ace!) to mechanical (either Dura-Ace, Campagnolo, and one SRAM switch)

So that's, what, $250?
Paypal me, son, or stop thinking that everyone thinks the same as you or has the same values. There's 7 Billion opportunities to prove you wrong. :wink:


Why did they go back to mech.? just asking.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:59 pm 
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I only know the reasons behind 3 of the guys, the other two I haven't asked why.
So of the three I do know:
-One did not like that he had to take it into the shop to fix, he preferred the ability to fix at home in his home workshop. Apparently his system had some failure of some type that couldn't be fixed with a few buttons. :noidea:
-The other two guys switched because of ghost shifts and wanting to feel like they were one with the bike, "not a machine"

Not sure what the reason was behind the last two of the 5 I know. But none of these guys are WW types, and two of them are under 30yrs of age.

7 Billion possibilities out there, no? :lol:

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I havent experienced the ghost shift's, then again, i do not have much seat time on Di2; i do want to make the transition. i do understand about servicing it yourself at home - i guess in that case the campy eps is home serviceable?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:28 pm 
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you could also find a 2012 CAAD10 1 frame, black anodized. i just picked one up to replace my 2012 CAAD10 5 bbq frame.


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Shimano has USB adapter for home service / updates.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:55 am 
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not really worth getting a software kit unless you have a lot of bikes or are an anorak.

I went back to mechanical because I didn't like Di2. Have tried EPS etc too and honestly just prefer 7900. Actually I prefer 7800 and record-10, but I also can't be bothered building bikes from scratch for the sake of lever shape and shifter feel.


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I prefer 7800 too.

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