Shimano 8000/Ultegra Hood Reach

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rijndael
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by rijndael

I've been riding SRAM Force 22 for a long time and really like the shifter size. The new bike has Ultegra 8050 disc hydro and I'm finding the shifters feel huge.

How much of a hood reach difference is there between 8050 mechanical hydro and 8070 Di2 hydro? How about overall shifter size?

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Knightyboy27
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by Knightyboy27

Quite a lot in terms of size, can't speak to reach as I don't have them handy.

The hydro shifters are quite bulbous at the top of the hood, whereas I find that the di2 shifters are essentially the same as the Ultegra rim brake levers, which I much prefer!
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by Knightyboy27

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rides4beer
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by rides4beer

Same, don't know about the reach, but the r8070 di2 shifters are much smaller than the mech hydro shifters, they are pretty much the perfect form factor, imo.

rijndael
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by rijndael

Thanks guys, it looks like I may need to upgrade.

If anyone has any reach numbers, I'm still interested. TIA.

pmprego
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by pmprego

I've read somewhere that there is an almost 10mm difference between those shimano and sram electronic ones.

rijndael
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by rijndael

I won't go eTap Hydro, the hoods are too tall. If the 8070/Di2 is more mechanical SRAM'ish, I'll make the jump.

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by iamraymond

Some photos illustrating the difference beteen Mechanical vs Di2 Ultegra Hydraulic shifters.
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pmprego
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by pmprego

iamraymond wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:01 pm
Some photos illustrating the difference beteen Mechanical vs Di2 Ultegra Hydraulic shifters.

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What a difference!! Now can anyone do something similar between sram and shimano?? That would be just awesome!!

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by g32ecs

Im going the other way around - coming from Ultegra mech to a SRAM Red eTap hydro. God they felt like hammers. I loved the SRAM mechanical hoods. I have small hands and they just felt better and tactile.

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by rijndael

iamraymond wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:01 pm
Some photos illustrating the difference beteen Mechanical vs Di2 Ultegra Hydraulic shifters.
Fantastic, thank you!

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iamraymond
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by iamraymond

Yeah no problem. It’s very clear in my pics that the Di2 has much better ergonomics for those with smaller hands. If you can do it, I highly recommend making the upgrade.

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