Di2 version of Shimano's GRX gravel and adventure groupset finally hits the trails

Joseph Delves Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 10:29 Electric edition of the brand’s latest drivetrain is ready to roll Following the release of the mechanical components in June, the Di2 version of Shimano’s latest GRX gravel and adventure groupset is heading to a shop near you. Together billed as the world’s first dedicated gravel and adventure component series, pedants might argue that the brand’s 1983 Deore XT mountain and touring bike groupset fulfiled much the same brief. However, given how much hipsters love discovering things that already exist, we’ll forgive Shimano its advertising strategy. Grumps that we are, we’ll still have to concede GRX’s Di2 version is definitely the first electronic groupset made for gravel and long-distance exploring while using the same familiar Shimano electronic shifting technology. Pinching the best from Shimano’s road and mountain bike portfolios, the GRX range introduces this technology across multiple price-points. Covering both 11- and ...

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