At Interbike last fall, we saw X-Shifter’s universal wireless shifting kit to fit any bike, any gearing combo front and rear. Now, another upstart is bringing a narrower focus to the same concept. The Archer Components D1x is designed specifically for 1x mountain bike drivetrains, letting you get the cables (mostly) off the bike and fine tune your shifting regardless of how many cogs are in the back. Check out the video below to see it in action…
The receiver unit houses a servo motor that pulls or releases the cable. The front edge’s cap will allow for batteries to be swapped. These are obviously 3D printed prototypes, final versions will be normal production molded and finished.
The shifter pods use a super small rocker switch with mounts to fit existing shifter clamps from various manufacturers. Above is an early version, but the finished product will look more like this:
The battery and transmitter compartment will be much slimmer, using a coin cell battery to get about two months worth of shifting. The button angles and layout may yet be tweaked a bit further, too. Check the video for more details on pricing and availability.