How Durable Are Electronic Bike Gears? | Can We Destroy A Shimano Di2 Groupset?

Published on April 4th 2021


Road bike electronic groupsets have come a long way in the last few years. Long gone are down tube shifters, heavy front derailleurs, and fraying gear cables. Despite the improved shifting and incredible reliability of electronic groupsets; luddites, who believe mechanical groupsets are more durable and robust, still remain! To find out just how tough electronic groupsets are, we've decided to put a Shimano Di2 groupset to the test to find out just how much abuse it can take! In association with Shimano: Subscribe to GCN+ for cycling as you have never seen it before! Live racing, shows & cycling adventure films: Thumbnail Photo Provided By Martin Coleman Check out the GCN App: Visit the GCN Shop - Shop Now: Subscribe to GCN: Register your interest in the GCN Club: #Cycling #GCN #RoadBike What do you think? Will Di2 survive being frozen, buried, and sunk?! Sign up to the GCN newsletter Join our Facebook community: If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 Watch more on GCN... 📹 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: ES_Too Young for This Shirt - Elliot Holmes.wav ES_The Wedge - Sixteen Wheelers.wav ES_The New Black - Mary Riddle.wav ES_Surf Madness - Elliot Holmes.wav ES_Swoosh - Bonkers Beat Club.wav ES_Splash 2 - SFX Producer.wav ES_Standoff - Nylonia.wav ES_Mexican Standoff - Walt Adams.wav ES_Monsters of Surf - Elliot Holmes.wav ES_Ocean Beach 4 - SFX Producer.wav ES_Home on the Prairie - Sight of Wonders.wav ES_Just a Little Sunshine (Instrumental Version) - Staffan Carlen.wav ES_Metamorpheus - Hampus Naeselius.wav ES_Go Lions - Mary Riddle.wav ES_Guided Towards REM - Autonomic Sensations.wav ES_Cold Eyes - Elliot Holmes.wav ES_Ephemeral Joys of Youth - Hampus Naeselius.wav ES_Cold Dock - Skrya.wav ES_Band Camp - Mary Riddle.wav ES_Blood, Rust and Dust - Christoffer Moe Ditlevsen.wav ES_Back to Square One - White Bones.wav ES_Another Day and Other Dollars - Bonkers Beat Club.wav Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / The Global Cycling Network (GCN) is the largest and fastest-growing online cycling channel in the world, bringing together a global community of road cyclists to celebrate everything that’s great about the world of cycling. Our videos bring fans compelling daily content including expert tutorials, techniques, training, racing, cutting-edge bike tech, unparalleled behind the scenes event coverage, humour, entertainment, and more. Presented by ex-pro riders, GCN offers a uniquely qualified insight into the world of cycling, and most importantly it’s fuelled by our passionate and enthusiastic fans – everyone who makes up the GCN community. We also bring you the latest and greatest tech to your attention, showcase the best places in the world to ride and get exclusive access to events and races. Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside #cycling Thanks to our sponsors: Castelli Clothing Giro Helmets Pinarello Bikes Zipp Wheels: Enervit Nutrition: Topeak Tools: Canyon Bikes: Pirelli Tyres: Orbea Bikes: Vision Wheels: Wahoo Fitness: Park Tool: Elite Bottles: Whoop Fitness: Komoot: Selle Italia: GCN Japan: GCN Italia: Suscribirse a GCN en Español: The GCN Club - YouTube Channel - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - GMBN Tech - GCN Tech - EMBN - Leave us a comment below