Durability for an Epic Adventure: XT Di2

11/19/2018

Shimano Di2, where advanced technology meets extreme adventure!

 

Just imagine heading out into the woods in an area you have never been before. You use the MTB Project App to find your route, and the trail options range from easy to challenging. You are limited on time and you want to properly experience the trails so of course you choose the challenging route. The trail starts smooth but within a mile you find yourself in some interesting technical terrain. The next 30 minutes you work way up the trail to the first substantial clearing. The view is amazing. After taking it in for a moment you continue the adventure and drop back into the woods. The trail meanders around with short punchy ups and fun downs with a variety of roots and rocks to navigate.

 

Each shift is spot on and you have nothing to worry about but the trail in front of you.

 

The blue skies you started the ride with have begun to darken. At first it’s just a light sprinkle and within another mile of riding it’s raining. After some riding in the rain for a bit you take cover in the trees.

 

Do you turn back or do you forge on?

 

In hopes of the fast moving clouds quickly passing you take cover in the trees for a moment. The rain slows and you forge on to continue you’re loop. According to the trail map, the best is still yet to come and a little rain is not going to stop you. Thanks to the forest canopy trail conditions are still great and you continue to push on and show the trail who is boss - blasting through loamy tree sections and splashing through creek crossings, all without a hiccup or worry about your equipment. You finish the ride with a muddy smile and another great memory.

 

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Watch as Shimano Athletes Thomas Vanderham and Matty Hunter put DEORE XT M8050 Di2 to the test with a coast-to-coast crossing of the rugged Scottish Highlands.

 

 

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"XT Di2 durability was proven in the ultimate proving ground." - Matty Hunter

 

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"XT Di2 met every challenge on our journey on a single charge, not backing down from river crossings, all day rides and the many jagged rocks that tried to grab it along the way." - Thomas Vanderham

 

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