Shimano XT Di2

Di2 is now more affordable and configurable with smartphones

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Di2 can now be configured with a tablet or smartphone.

Di2 can now be configured with a tablet or smartphone (click to enlarge).

  • SC-MT800 System Information Display
  • Identify system status of: battery level, gear position, shift mode and FOX iRD suspension position; all at a glance
  • Provide audible shift notification chimes
  • Toggle between three Shimano Synchronized Shift modes available (S1/S2/Manual)
  • Digitally adjust front and rear derailleurs and provide numerical adjustment indicator
  • Wireless communication (ANT private/Bluetooth low energy) allows for easy to set up, customization and data utilization in the field with a smart phone, tablet and other mobile electronics
  • Battery charging port
  • 3 E-Tube ports
Pricing and availability
Pricing for the XT mechanical and XT Di2.

Pricing for the XT mechanical and XT Di2.

Shimano Deore XT M8050 Di2 components will be available in September 2016.

Component weights
Weight for the mechanical and Di2 systems.

Weight for the mechanical and Di2 systems.

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  • Bokchoi Cowboy says:

    What I want to know is can I have a Shimano XT Di2 front and rear derailleur work with one of the Di2 road STI shifter sets (Ultegra, or 105 if they ever release it on that group)? I run a drop-bar mountain bike and that would be the prime setup.

    • Ryan says:

      Good question. I’d be interested in this is if I could run it on my drop bar gravel bike.

    • Aaron says:

      It will not work. Your front and rear derailleurs must be matched as road or mountain. Otherwise the system will lock itself down to prevent damage.

    • Chad says:

      What would be nice is if you could get the blip shifters like you will be able to with SRAM eTap. Especially if you are running something like hydro brakes on your drop bar bike. That way you can add e-shifting without replacing the levers and brakes. Just install the blips on the handlebars wherever you like and ride. So hopefully Shimano will have something like that or SRAM will come out with a med/long cage r/d option for those that want to run 32T+ cassettes.

  • dan says:

    Yes @bokchoi cowboy

  • Mike says:

    What I want to know is what is the story with that giant cog that is of no mention in the article. Is it to say it can work with a huge cog, that is coming soon (it looks bigger than the 46t that’s already been announced).

  • bryan says:

    Did I read it wrong, or is it true it can be configured as 1×11?

  • bryan says:

    I apologize, that was a dumb question. The xtr version was stupid expensive and wasn’t even an option for me. This looks like an attractive and affordable upgrade for one of my bikes that I have been flirting with converting to 1x.

  • Bob says:

    I can’t wait for this to arrive. Totally different justification. I have arthritis in various joints, including thumbs. Even with clean cables, shifting starts to hurt on a bad day. Hopefully the electronic shifting is very light action, and will keep me on the bike.
    I still can’t believe the thing has direct wired connection rather than wireless.

    • Glovett says:

      Direct wired…..1 battery to charge. One time effort to set up the system is required for wired. Then, no need to charge 4 freakin batteries. (or at least 2 and then carry spare 2032s for the shifters……)
      No one seems to get that if you have a wireless system you have to have a battery in the receiving unit because it has no other way to get power.

  • Glovett says:

    Some one said, never have to adjust the derailleurs which is not true. Chain line, upper and lower limit screws, bent hanger…It is not magic people, actually shadow kinda was & I can see it for the front on a 2x. But the shifting at a very low price point on the rear is so good already.
    I run DI2 on the road and it makes lots of sense. The damage I do to rear cage on a mountain bike in the Colorado Rockies. Now if you just ride smooth flow easy stuff, sure go for it ! Or just get a road or gravel bike !

  • DrDon says:

    I have 2X XTR on my bike. It came bundled when I bought it. Stupid expensive but I do like it, I’m a 53yo clyde and it helps me maintain a riding schedule of 5 days a week off road. That being said, I have 1X11 on my other bike. I ride in rocky terrain and so far XTR has been robust as SRAM, which says a lot. Rear cassette weight is less than Eagle, and with a Wolftooth 46 tooth cog, XTR has slightly great range. Cost wise, I feel stronger riders benefit from 1×11, unless you’re frequently climbing in the Rockies or Alps.

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