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Matt is an endurance nut who loves big rides and big events. Former full time racer and 24hr event specialist but now happy riding off-road on gravel bikes or XC mountain bikes and exploring the mountains and hills of Mid Wales.

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2 months 2 days ago

Secret_squirrel wrote:

Seems using the E7000 MTB unit brings a few compromises.  In particular there are a lot of cables floating about the front end, and the Steps flat bar controller bracket looks like a bit of a bodge.  My understanding (maybe wrong) is that Steps is basically DI2 and somewhat interchangable.  If thats the case I would have thought there were better options if you mixed and matched E7000 with Road DI2 eg Sprint shifters or the GRX 815 left shifter mapped to the E7000 controller.  

 

That would be an interesting test, although I don't think the connections are the same - I will check! The app controls di2 gearing and Steps settings, but I am not sure about the hardware.
The bracket might not look perfect, but it is better than running without as this mean cycling through in order Eco > Trail > Boost > Off > Eco > Trail ... etc.

2 months 2 days ago

Seems using the E7000 MTB unit brings a few compromises.  In particular there are a lot of cables floating about the front end, and the Steps flat bar controller bracket looks like a bit of a bodge.  My understanding (maybe wrong) is that Steps is basically DI2 and somewhat interchangable.  If thats the case I would have thought there were better options if you mixed and matched E7000 with Road DI2 eg Sprint shifters or the GRX 815 left shifter mapped to the E7000 controller.  

2 months 2 days ago

Any idea how heavy it is?

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