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The frame I am referring to was built specifically around the first-Gen Di2 stuff, which used electronic pieces that were only used in that iteration of Di2 and were not compatible with later releases. Different diameter wires, junction box designs, etc.

Once Shimano stopped producing those components, you had a frame that was not compatible with anything else.

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A Sram Etap group should work great on that frame. Of course, you have to buy a whole component group (or most of one)

What is it about the frame that makes it useless? Are the cable holes not big enough for regular shifter cables? Is it not possible to install AXS components on the frame for some reason?

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So, a frame that was routed for electronic wires does not have the fittings — the “stops” — necessary for mechanical shifting systems that need fixed points for the shift cables (and housing) to pull against.

Most of these frames could be fitted with a mechanical rear derailleur because a rear derailleur has its own cable stop and can function with any routing. The front der, however, is a bigger problem. It requires a separate, anchored stop, built into the frame.

But if the system is wireless, it don’t Matter.

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How good is Shimano! Even making your framesets redundant now! :wink:

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In fairness to Shimano, the 2nd gen 11 speed front derailleurs will work with full cable housing, so they can be used without a cable stop.

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Thanskfully there is nothing that can’t be solved by some cable guides and stops and epoxy glue although that would look stupid and ruin the whole point of an aero frame. I did that to route cables for a dropper seatpost when XC frame weren’t ready for that.

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True….you’d have to go with the rim brake option, but yes it would work.

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And it will continue to work as long as SRAM make rim brake eTap groups.

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