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2017/11/11 02:49:47 (permalink)

XShifter

Anybody read about this electronic shifter. It mounts near the derailleur and connects by the cable. The shifting pod mounts where you want it. Electric on the cheap. Use any derailleur, programmable by phone. Coming in December, on Indego. No link just google XShifter.
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    Re: XShifter 2017/11/11 05:17:29 (permalink)
    I've been following for a while. Unfortunately, the product has been delayed from the original planned release date but should be shipping soon. 
     
    The videos on YouTube are impressive and if it works as stated, will be a viable cheaper alternative to the more expensive SRAM, Shimano, FSA, and Campagnolo electronic shifters.
     
    Instead of mechanical shifters, it uses servos to pull the cable to the conventional derailleurs. These servos are wirelessly connected to shifter pods that can be located almost anywhere. They can also operate other items such as dropper posts (not recumbent related) on mountain or cross bikes.
     
    It has potential but I'll wait until it becomes more established.

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    Re: XShifter 2017/11/13 18:17:45 (permalink)
    I've also been following this. Definitely looks good for a recumbent, but, I'm looking at it for my MTB. My arthritic thumb and wrist don't like conventional shifters.

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    Re: XShifter 2017/11/13 19:39:30 (permalink)
    Always a question: what spread will the shifter accommodate?  11/36, eg.?
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    Re: XShifter 2017/11/14 04:56:23 (permalink)
    Doc Dan
    Always a question: what spread will the shifter accommodate?  11/36, eg.?


    That is a derailleur issue.  The X-Shifter is on the shifter side and should not be an issue since it uses conventional derailleurs.

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    Re: XShifter 2017/11/23 04:09:43 (permalink)
    Developer claims 100. I guess that would get you up them desert hills of yours.
    post edited by Travelone - 2017/11/23 04:12:03
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    Re: XShifter 2017/11/25 08:38:01 (permalink)

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    Re: XShifter 2017/11/26 06:27:35 (permalink)
    Does anyone actually have personal "user" experience with this device?
    I think Larry,, ( The Canoe) may have ordered one,,, not sure though.
     

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    Re: XShifter 2017/11/26 12:21:58 (permalink)
    The first to ship will be the mountain bike unit which is prefect for my use. Rear only with buttons right were my thumb is. You could reverse it to the outside and operate with your finger also put it on right or left.
    Developer is trying to ship these units this month (Elon Musk time). I have one on order as does my DF friend.
    I'm looking at 11-32 and 50 ring Shimano Ultegra mid cage derailleur.
    I wish JV or Rich would order one and give us their feed back. In the interim I will post my experiences here.
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    Re: XShifter 2017/11/27 19:19:36 (permalink)
    Bruce that gearing might be good for Florida. But is it low enough for some Of the New England hills?

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    Re: XShifter 2017/11/27 19:21:00 (permalink)
    thosemeggisons
    Does anyone actually have personal "user" experience with this device?
    I think Larry,, ( The Canoe) may have ordered one,,, not sure though.
     


    Bernie,
    I haven’t ordered one, but, have been following it since it’s inseption.

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    Re: XShifter 2017/11/28 02:41:03 (permalink)
    Hi Larry, yes that is my Florida CA2. Wind is what I contend with in Florida. And there is always a bridge somewhere that I can get dropped on. At first I will retain the double chain ring. But because the guys I ride with are much happier with me riding at the back I'm always watching for the break away or sprint or other riders blocking me as they get dropped. So I need to be ready to dig deep sometimes. Digging deep is relative. But I do well hanging on to the end and surprise some when I come from the back to contend for a sprint.
    I'm not old but am getting older. At almost 70 with 5 back operations I need all the advantage I can get.
    Maybe if I stay away from doctors this summer I will get a chance to ride with you.
    Bruce
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    Re: XShifter 2017/11/28 09:32:07 (permalink)
    Travelone
    Hi Larry, yes that is my Florida CA2. Wind is what I contend with in Florida. And there is always a bridge somewhere that I can get dropped on. At first I will retain the double chain ring. But because the guys I ride with are much happier with me riding at the back I'm always watching for the break away or sprint or other riders blocking me as they get dropped. So I need to be ready to dig deep sometimes. Digging deep is relative. But I do well hanging on to the end and surprise some when I come from the back to contend for a sprint.
    I'm not old but am getting older. At almost 70 with 5 back operations I need all the advantage I can get.
    Maybe if I stay away from doctors this summer I will get a chance to ride with you.
    Bruce


    Let me know when you are back on the Cape next year. Bernie (Thosemeggisons) also rides a Bacchetta. Although not your speed, I always enjoy getting to the outer Cape.

    Larry

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