Dick’s Verona Ultegra Di2

Dick made a leap forward in technology this week, replacing old Raleigh with a Marin Verona Ultegra Di2. 

Endurace fit carbon fiber, electronic shifting, and a 16.5 lb weight in the largest available frame size.
Endurace fit carbon fiber, electronic shifting, and a 16.5 lb weight in the largest available frame size.

Dick’s new bike, a 2014 Marin Verona T3 carbon frame with endurance fit geometry, features Shimano’s electronic Ultegra Di2 drivetrain. The bike also features a tubeless wheel system from Easton that allows the rider to choose between a tubeless setup or a traditional tubed system. The Verona is made to reward the longest rides, with a taller head tube, and a shorter effective top tube for a given size.

Verona T3 carbon frame for all day comfort.
Verona T3 carbon frame for all day comfort.

There’s no beating around the bush here, electronic shifting is the future of cycling. The 2×10 electronic shifting drivetrain features a gear range comparable to that of his older 3×8 drivetrain, with faster, more accurate, and more reliable shifts. Di2 is not susceptible to cable stretch and shifter wear, and will go many, many months without recharge for him.

Dick's Ultegra Di2 features a wide range of gears.
Dick’s Ultegra Di2 features a wide range of gears.

 

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