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ShimanoUltegra Di2 FD-R8050 Front Derailleur
Item # SHI00G2
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is this for an 11 speed?
DI2 is incredible. I have ridden every kind of component in mechanical form and now switching to electronic shifting I am blown away. The shifting is crisp, clean, and reliable. My favorite part is once set up, maintenance is next to none. The auto trim feature on the front derailleur is perfect so you can just focus on pedaling and enjoying the view.
I still run 2x
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Front mechs have always been finicky and the point of failure when you attack into a climb. I know; once in a race I did just this, wanted to shift up into the big ring after the climb was over and dropped my chain and dropped by the group. Ughh.
I did this with a mechanical front derailleur, I'm now using this electric one and the front chainring shifts are reliable. YES! This derailleur also auto trims, making the front chainring shifts as mindless as the cassette shifts in the rear.
This derailleur is not much different than the 6870 one, but it matches nicely with the new 8000 components. Please let me know if you run into any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org