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Shimano Expands Synchronized Shifting to Wide Product Range

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EINDHOVEN, the Netherlands – The firmware for synchronized shifting which came on the market with the introduction of Dura-Ace 9100 has been made available to Ultegra 6800-series and Dura-Ace 9000.

Shimano Expands Synchronized Shifting to Wide Product Range
The synchronized shifting option comes together with the new BT-DN110 battery for Ultegra 6800-series and Dura-Ace 9000. – Photo Shimano

The synchronized shifting option comes together with the new BT-DN110 battery. This contains a memory chip that can handle the processing power required to deal with the multiple shift patterns and customizations that Synchronized Shifting brings.

Download the firmware

These new features are accessible in combination with the new battery as well as the compatible front derailleur (FD-6870/FD-9070/FD-9150) or rear derailleurs (RD-6870/RD-9070/RD-9150). The necessary firmware can be downloaded either by a cable connection to a PC, or via Bluetooth from your tablet or smart phone to the components.

Shimano published a helpful video explaining the benefits of e-tube and the potential shift mapping options.

What is Synchronized Shifting?

Shimano introduced synchronized shifting to allow riders to concentrate on only up or down shifting the rear derailleur. The Di2 system automatically picks the right gear combination from both the front and the rear derailleur. Even in synchronized shift mode riders still have full control over the front derailleur. It is designed to complement rather than replace manual shifting.

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