Canadian Cycling Magazine interviews special guest Ben Pye – Shimano Canada’s technical expert.
Location: Duke’s Cycle – Toronto, Ontario (Shimano retailer)
Project Dura-Ace Di2: Part 2
By Deen Karim & Andre Cheuk – Published May 1, 2013
Good weather has finally arrived in southern Ontario, allowing us to put in some solid miles on Shimano’s new Dura Ace Di2 groupset, and delve deeper into some more of its new features. You can see first impressions of the groupset in part one of this series.
One of the most highly touted features of the new Di2 groupset is the ability to customized the setup to your personal preference. This customization comes from the updated E-tube software and wiring system. The new E-tube system allows the whole setup to be plug into a PC. With the associated software, you can designate and change shift-lever functions and shift speed. When updates become available for the software, for performance improvements or added functionality, the firmware will allow for them. Currently the software is only PC compatible; however, Mac users can still run the program via emulation software, such as Parallel or Boot Camp.
We met with Shimano Canada’s technical specialist Ben Pye for more details on customizing the groupset.