Eastway Emitter R1 Ultegra Di2 review

After over 1000km of riding, how did the Eastway Emitter R1 Ultegra Di2 2016 from Wiggle measure up?

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Aimed just right at the faster sportive rider or competent club racer, Wiggle has pitched this bike at the top end of what most riders require. Few of us really need Dura-Ace, and fewer still would tell the difference between that and Ultegra. Full Ultegra Di2, carbon frame and very good finishing kit on a bike that will keep you riding all day is a great package for the sub-£2000 sale price. The bike can feel a bit sluggish, however, and might not be the nippiest in a criterium or frenetic road race, but for most this will be of little concern and they’d do well to consider this as their next road bike

Reasons to buy
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    Good value for money

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    Ultegra Di2

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    Semi-compact chainset

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    Good finishing kit

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Reasons to avoid
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    Can feel sluggish

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    Not the most exciting ride

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Internet retailer Wiggle is well known for its in-house dhb clothing brand, and it’s now aiming for the same quality at affordable prices with its line of Eastway bikes.

The Eastway Emitter R1 Ultegra Di2 2016 sits at the top of the road bike range. Presently offered for less than £2,000 and with a full Shimano Ultegra Di2 build, this looks like great value for money.

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