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One of the driving forces behind the electronic shifting concept is the ability to place buttons in places that are impossible with conventional cable and housing systems. Designed to be mounted in the drop section underneath the handlebar tape, the Shimano Di2 Remote Switch SW-R610 can also be placed in other locations.
When placed in the drops, however, it allows you to make gear changes when climbing or cheating wind. A small hole can be cut into the bar tape so the shifter tabs are accessible. The Shimano Di2 SW-R610 Remote Switch is not backwards compatible with the Dura-Ace 7970 Di2 derailleurs or wire kits. It compatible with 6870, and 9070 Di2 systems. It plugs into the second port of the Di2 levers, and can not be used in conjunction with TT shifters.
- Item #SHI0625
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Even nicer than the climbing shifter!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Such a nice touch, Can be accessed from the hoods with your thumbs if you're like me and climb in the hoods mostly.
Not just for sprinters!
Aside from the Di2 system itself, the remote shifters are the best improvement I have made to a bike! Being able to seamlessly shift the rear derailleur while keeping your hands comfortably in the drops, these are only way to fly. Mount them wherever it's comfortable, plug and play!
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1. Will these plug into the 5 port junction?
2. Is this the price for 2 or 1 shifter(s)?
These units actually plug into the shifters and not the junction box. You will have to unwrap your bars and pull the hoods back to install them. The Ultegra 6870 and 9070 alike have three ports for cables, of which these plug into the bottom port especially made for sprinter shifters. The set here comes with two shifters, replacement double sided tape strips, and a template to cut your bar tape to size. Hope this helps.