equipment | Shifters

Another Sub-$600 Electric Drivetrain

Archer Components seems to be delivering on the Xshifter promises: “The D1x Trail Shifter transforms nearly any mechanical 1x drivetrain into a high performance electronic shifting machine. This is retrofit electronic shifting. The bike you rode today could be digitally tuned and shifting smooth tomorrow.”


XShifter at Interbike 2017

XShifter will be on display at Interbike September 20 – 22 in Las Vegas. XShifter says: “We will be bringing finished production samples of the product. This is only fitting, as Interbike is where we made our formal public announcement just 1 year ago. In just 1 year, XShifter has gone from rough 3D printed…


A Sub-$600 Electric Drivetrain?

Microshift’s prototype 11-speed electric eXCD drivetrain was on display at the Taipei 2016 Cycle Show. Said to be available sometime in 2017, it looks promising. 2020 Update More than three years later and still waiting for delivery. Meanwhile . . . There is a competing product from Archer Components available now that seems to deliver…