In this technological age, everything seems to be getting faster, lighter, and more efficient. It was only a matter of time before we started to see electronics making their way onto bicycles in the form of the e-bike and wireless drive-trains.
While many of us are still on the fence about going electric, and in some cases wireless, we can’t deny that our curiosity isn’t piqued. However, these developments aren’t cheap, so it can result in costly leaps of faith, often with some trial and error. Until now…
Cycling enthusiast and techno wizard, Paul Gallagher, has developed a really quite genius solution to the wireless shifting conundrum. X Shifter is the world’s first universal wireless shifting system that can be fitted to any bike, and be programmed to the rider’s needs.
It’s smart phone compatible, and is controlled by a wireless remote affixed to the cockpit. The device allows you to programme press times, and assign various tasks to the remote depending on whether you’re right/left handed, run a 1x drive-train or even if you want to hook up your dropper post.