I have a Canyon Endurace CF SLX mechanical frame. Has anybody tried conversion to di2? According to Canyon not possible (he said that thin cables plug into something which you can not pass through the shifting holes in the frame)..so the only option for electronic seems eTap. Or..?
If not possible, is the new dura ace a game changer? The junction box can go to handlebars, is there a way to lead cables inside the frame? Sorry, not a technical type.
I am just deciding whether to put mechanical Force groupset on my frame or wait for the new electronic ultegra..(currently there is "something" from my exbike). if there is no way to lead the di2 cables without drilling holes into the frame (don´t want to take the risk) it makes no sense to wait.
Thanks a lot!
stien wrote:Are there holes in the frame to pass cables through? You need at least one hole at the front to run a wire down, another at the FD area, then another at the RD area. If no, then there's your answer.
Not sure how you mean it. There are holes for standard cables. But according to Canyon (and confirmed by kkibbler) that is not enough for DI2 setup.
DeeHubbs wrote:Yes its always possible. If there are holes for mechanical cables, there are paths for Di2 wires. You just need to be creative on your junction box placement and wire routing. And if all else fails get out the drill.
Thanks..I would like to try electronic, but not at any cost..The frame is under warranty so I don´t want to drill it..
There is no problem with junction box with the new dura ace style (9100) di2 - junction box fits into the handlebar. It is the cables and the way they connect together..
I would like to know, if the new dura ace changed the situation..i know there is a junction box which fits into the handlebar, but can you connect the cables or the plugs for the cables are too thick to get them into the frame..
hannawald wrote:According to Canyon not possible (he said that thin cables plug into something which you can not pass through the shifting holes in the frame)..so the only option for electronic seems eTap. Or..?
Why make a simple thing difficult? Shimano, unlike Campy, was smart enough to provide an external mounting kit. No reason to risk trashing a frame with holes it wasn't designed for. Better still, run mechanical.
But its mostly just neat tape and accessories, so if you're up to the DIY tasks, you can build your own external wiring kit.
If you don't need to drill new holes, you'd just need to make those you have larger.
Only thing you need to look out for is that it won't crack around the holes.
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