Shimano

Shimano E-Tube Project Mobile App 4.0.0 Update // New Di2 Firmware Updates

Shimano E-Tube Project had an update this week to 4.0.0 which adds a new user interface and consolidates the Smart Phone and Tablet version into one single app. Links: Shimano E-Tube Project Website: https://bit.ly/3hIny9m BetterShifting Website: https://bettershifting.com/ Di2 ANT/Bluetooth Wireless Module (EW-WU111): https://amzn.to/2VUzAU4 GPLama Shimano Di2 How-To Videos: Di2 Wireless Module Install: https://youtu.be/dDz8TJGDq3U Di2 Climbing […]

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Shimano Di2 Component Updating and Diagnostics // Using E-Tube Project with a Mac

Shimano E-Tube Project is limited to Windows and mobile devices (IOS/Android). If you don’t have access to a Windows PC (or have the Bluetooth module installed) it is possible to run the E-Tube Project for Windows within a virtual machine on a Mac and connect the SM-PCE1 PC Linkage or the SM-BCR2 battery charger via […]

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Shimano Di2 Upgrade Project: Giant TCR Road Bike Dura-Ace Di2 Conversion

This week I upgraded my older Giant TCR from mechanical Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 to Dura-Ace Di2 9070 (the electronic equivalent). I sourced the groupset from a Facebook ‘Triathlon For Sale’ group for a lot less than retail. This video covers the process I followed for the upgrade. It’s not a full A-to-Z how-to but it’ll […]

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Shimano DuraAce Di2 Upgrade Project: Unboxing // Updating // Di2 Diagnostics [SM-PCE1]

Since upgrading to Shimano Di2 on my main bike, I’ve always wanted the same crisp shifting on my older Giant TCR. This week I picked up a DURA-ACE 9070 Di2 groupset to complete this second upgrade. The 9070 is previous generation, but still fully compatible with current generation Di2. This video is the unboxing, testing, […]

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Shimano Di2 Wireless Module & Climbing Shifter Install // What ALL New Di2 Bike Builds Need!

Last week Mrs Lama (Von) upgraded to a new 2020 Specialized Tarmac SL6 Expert Disc with Shimano Ultegra Di2 8070. The shop didn’t have the bar size she wanted so today I’m swapping them out and installing the Di2 Wireless Module and Climbing Shifter in the same configuration I have for my Giant TCR. GPLama […]

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Shimano Di2 Re-Cable Project // Giant TCR Road Bike

Prior to the Festive 500 challenge I completed the re-cabling project I’ve been talking about for a while. This involved removing the Di2 Y-Splitter from the front of the Giant TCR and re-routing the left lever cable internally to the bar-end Di2 Junction A, making things look super-slick and much neater. I took the opportunity to […]

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GIANT PowerPro Power Meter 2020 Edition: Details // Data Review

The updated PowerPro Power Meter from Giant released on 2020 model bikes. A slight redesign to be almost unnoticeable on the bike. This video covers the tech specs and data review from a number of rides with the latest firmware on this power meter. Tech Specs: – Shimano Based Crankset (This is an Ultegra R8000 […]

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Giant Power PRO MY20 Power Meter – Preview

The updated 2020 model Shimano based power meter from Giant as seen in Taiwan in July 2019. The unit appears to use the same strain gauge configuration as the MY19 model. The main difference being the battery and radio modules have been placed entirely on the inside of the RIGHT crank arm. As this power […]

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Shimano Based Crankset Power Meters: Not As Accurate As You Might Think

This report presents clear evidence, based on robust data, that power readings derived from dual sided cycling power meters using Shimano cranks, does not provide consistent levels of accuracy as specified by power meter manufacturers. The Shimano alloy crankset is a popular base unit for a number of companies to use for their power meter […]

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