This week I was in foggy England for work.

The Sky pro cycling team were staying in my hotel in Egham.  I took the opportunity to wish Brad Wiggins best of luck for Col du Galibier and the tour.  While waiting for my taxi the next morning  I chatted with a couple of  mechanics. I don’t think they were expecting a discussion about Dura-Ace Di2 with a bloke in a suit, but they were really friendly. They let me take some photos of the bikes.

Pinarello Dogma 60.1 frame, with lots of Shimano components.  I only had a quick look, but I didn’t see anything exotic, all off the shelf components.

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The mechanics were really upbeat about Di2 electronic shifters. They have had no issues with them at all. The battery typically lasts 1000 miles or so. I remain unconvinced though, I’ll stick with manual world for now. I have enough electronics in my life.

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