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

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!

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