Electronic Vs Mechanical MTB Shifting

Published on February 4th 2018


In association with Shimano. Shimano's Di2 electronic shifting system has been available for mountain bikes for a while now, but at XTR level. Now, it's available for the XT groupset too. Neil weighs up the pros and cons of both mechanical and electronic mountain bike gears. Would you use electronic shifting? Let us know in the comments. Subscribe to GMBN: http://gmbn.eu/subscribe Get exclusive GMBN gear in the GMBN store! Nearly every pro-level road bike race is now won on electronic shifting. How is that relevant to mountain bikers? Well, Shimano has extended its range of electronic shifting options, which means that, in the very near, future, more and more of us mountain bikers will be riding on electronic gears, too. If it sounds like electronic shifting might be a bit of a tech overload, don't fear – Neil is here with an in-depth comparison across various factors. If you'd like to know more about an aspect of Di2, make sure you comment below as we'll be doing a follow-up on GMBN Tech very soon. Getting Tipsy 1 - Martin Landh - Epidemic Sounds Bebop Cats 02 - John Åhlin - Epidemic Sounds If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 http://gmbn.eu/Ft Watch more on GMBN... More on Shimano Di2 📹http://gmbn.eu/Fu How to change a gear cable and look after your gears 📹http://gmbn.eu/Fv Click here to buy GMBN T-shirts, hoodies and more: http://gmbn.eu/tHEGMBNShop