Shimano’s Di2 Electronic Group Makes Its Triathlon Debut

Triathlete Editor Brad Culp was the first to try the Shimano Di2 electronic group.
Triathlete Editor Brad Culp was the first to try the Shimano Di2 electronic group.

After a truly lazy off-season, I had every intention of skipping Ironman 70.3 California, which in the past has been my annual tri-season kick-off. That was until the boys at Shimano offered me the opportunity to be the first triathlete to race with their highly-anticipated Di2 electronic group. Lack of fitness be damned: I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. While my race at Oceanside as a whole was a disaster, experiencing a perfect shift made it all worthwhile. Here’s a photo gallery of Di2’s debut. Look for a complete review in Triathlete’s August issue (our annual high-tech issue), which hits newsstands in July.

To learn more about the group and view a photo gallery click here.