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