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ShimanoDi2 Remote Switch SW-R610

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Description

Di2 Remote Switch SW-R610

One of the driving forces behind the electronic shifting concept is the ability to place buttons in places that are impossible with conventional cable and housing systems. Designed to be mounted in the drop section underneath the handlebar tape, the Di2 Remote Switch can also be placed in other locations.

When placed in the drops, however, it allows you to make gear changes when climbing or cheating wind. A small hole can be cut into the bar tape so the shifter tabs are accessible. The  Di2 Remote Switch is not backwards compatible with the Dura-Ace 7970 Di2 derailleurs or wire kits. It compatible with 6870, 8050, 9070, and 9150 Di2 systems. It plugs into the second port of the Di2 levers, and can not be used in conjunction with TT shifters.

  • Sprint shifters for quick shifts while in the drops
  • Mounts anywhere in the drops underneath your bar tape
  • Right shifter shifts down the cassette
  • Left shifter shifts up the cassette

Tech Specs
Type
Di2 electronic
Compatible Components
[Ultegra] 6870, R8050, [Dura Ace] 9070, 9150
Recommended Use
cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years
Size

Shimano

Di2 Reference Guide
Battery and Wires: Our Shimano Di2 packages are built for three standard configurations based on battery location and wire routing. First, you'll need to determine if your frame uses an internal or external battery mount, and whether the routing is either internal or external. Below is a guide for which battery, charger, mount, and junction boxes are required for your configuration.
Battery & Wire ConfigurationsBatteryBattery ChargerBattery MountJunction AJunction B

External Battery

with External Routing

SM-BTR1

SM-BCR1

SM-BMR2

SM-EW90 A/B 3/5 port

SM-JC40

External Battery

with Internal Routing

SM-BTR1

SM-BCR1

SM-BMR2

SM-EW90 A/B 3/5 port

SM-JC41

Internal Battery

with Internal Routing

SM-BTR2

SM-BCR2

 

SM-EW90 A/B 3/5 port

SM-JC41

Battery Mounts: The SM-BMR2 battery mount is available in three configurations -- Long External, Short External, and Long Internal. Both Long versions are to be mounted using the bottle cage mounts, while the Short version is designed for Di2-specific frames with either a chainstay or down tube mounting location.

Junctions: There are two junctions needed for completing your Di2 build -- A and B. Junction A, SM-EW90, is located at the handlebars and available in both three- and five-port options. The three-port option is intended for standard shifting with a left and right hand shifter. If you have the intention of using Shimano's satellite sprint shifters, or a combination of time trial shifters and shifter/brake levers, the five-port junction box will be the necessary selection.

Depending on your frame specification, Junction B (SM-JC40 or SM-JC41) is located either internally or externally at the bottom bracket area. Accordingly, SM-JC41 is designed for frames with internal wire routing, while SM-JC40 is intended for external wiring options.

E-Tube Wires: For your convenience, we've created wire packages for your Di2 build kit in the sizes Small, Medium, and Large. Below, you'll find which wire lengths are included in each kit. Additionally, we've recommended a kit size based on your frame size.
E-Tube Wire Length ChartSML
Down Tube Wire

700mm

750mm

950mm

Front Derailleur Wire

300mm

350mm

400mm

Rear Derailleur Wire

500mm

550mm

600mm

Battery Wire

300mm

350mm

400mm

Note: E-Tube Wire Length Suggestions are an approximation.
E-Tube Wire Frame Size Guide

S

M

L

Frame Size 47 - 52cm 53 - 56cm 57cm+
Note:
This reference is meant to be used as a guide for creating a Shimano Di2 drivetrain package. For further assistance please feel free to give us a call.

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    >Rating: 5

    one of the best features of Di2

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer
    Fit:
    True to size

    If you ride in the drops you should get the sprint shifter buttons. They are not just for mad dashes to the line at the end of a crit. These things are fantastic for holding a tuck and punching wind as well. Being able to flick through gears with your thumbs means holding position with less energy. Sounds kinda silly to think these little buttons can save energy but they do. You will find yourself in the drops more often and going faster with better aero more efficiently because you will shift a lot more often due to ease of use. More shifting means staying at optimal cadence more often which translates to more efficiency in a long training session or race. The downside is they don't work with Ultegra Di2 8000 series disc shifters. I was so impressed with these on my rim brake road bike that I picked up the more expensive SW-R9150 to use on my disc brake CX bike as well for gravel racing. Sprint shifters are overpriced IMO. They should be about 30% less than they cost but I will pay the price anyway for the benefits. They are worth the investment. They make riding and training and racing better.

    >Rating: 5

    Even nicer than the climbing shifter!

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    Such a nice touch, Can be accessed from the hoods with your thumbs if you're like me and climb in the hoods mostly.

    >Rating: 5

    Not just for sprinters!

    Aside from the Di2 system itself, the remote shifters are the best improvement I have made to a bike! Being able to seamlessly shift the rear derailleur while keeping your hands comfortably in the drops, these are only way to fly. Mount them wherever it's comfortable, plug and play!

    How long is the cable attached to it? I'd like to run them under the tops of the bars fairly close to the stem.

    Hi Dan, I had this in mind too, but the cable is not quite long enough. I believe this was somewhat by design, as Shimano has the SW-R600 Climbing switch designed for the upper bars. I have seen the sprint buttons mounted right by the hoods to mimic Campy ergonomics.

    >Rating:

    ANSWER BOTH PLEASE 1. Will these plug into the 5 port junction? 2. Is this the price for 2 or 1 shifter(s)?

    These units actually plug into the shifters and not the junction box. You will have to unwrap your bars and pull the hoods back to install them. The Ultegra 6870 and 9070 alike have three ports for cables, of which these plug into the bottom port especially made for sprinter shifters. The set here comes with two shifters, replacement double sided tape strips, and a template to cut your bar tape to size. Hope this helps.