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Cyclismas prototype SRAM Red electronic shifter spoof

Thanks to reader Luis we found this “prototype” electronic SRAM Red shifter mockup over at Cyclismas.

Using a novel approach, the system fully integrates the user by placing a push button on the thumb that, when pressed against the inside of the hoods, sends a shock through the index finger, forcing a spasm that presses the shift lever. Dubbed The Shocka, it’s in very early testing. Head on over to Cyclisma for the full scoop, it’s very much worth a quick read.

Cyclismas prototype SRAM Red electronic shifter spoof

All photos from Cyclisma.

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Dan Gerous
11 years ago

You guys do realize cyclismas is a ‘satire’ website right?

jorge
jorge
11 years ago

That system looks really ergonomic!

hehe

Pancakes
Pancakes
11 years ago

Dan, you’re not serious, are you?

eric
eric
11 years ago

and the subtlety is lost on you dan

Dan Gerous
11 years ago

Yeah my bad, I posted too soon before reading the text (had already seen the original story a while back)… It wouldn’t be the first time a news outlet cites cyclismas to bring shocking news though.

Grateful
Grateful
11 years ago

What a load of crap. This surely must be a spoof. “Sramuel Ohm”? Really? 🙂

rpdupre
11 years ago

I am sad for anyone that doesn’t immediately recognize this is satirical (fake).

mark
mark
11 years ago

Genius! I wonder if they will introduce an electric assist motor that will shock my legs.

Jay
Jay
11 years ago

SRAM uel? really.. and Ohm, a measure of electricty? Is it April 1st already? Is there a second set of wires leading to the riders saddle to enforce proper out of the saddle climbing technique?

Dave
Dave
11 years ago

Pretty sure this is also a tool used in Scientology as a detector of booty thetans… but not on your hands.

Austin
Austin
11 years ago

Is it April already?

sasquatch
sasquatch
11 years ago

JOKE FAIL

Psi Squared
Psi Squared
11 years ago

I came on a mission: to find readers with a sense of humor. Sadly, I soon went back to base empty handed.

Tyler, I thought the “shocker” was a thumb on the nub, the fore and index fingers in the ______ and the pinkie in the ________. Have I been mistaken all these years?

Devin
11 years ago

Wow. Guess a lot of people reading BR have been duped by the Onion a fair amount too…

Mindless
Mindless
11 years ago

Would be a great post on April 1. Not sure it is good enough humor for January.

iNo
iNo
11 years ago

ciclismas? i thought BR was the satirical site…

Wes
Wes
11 years ago

If you look at the picture the person is actually genius. He has managed to figure out a way to circumvent mild middle finger paralysis. This is in fact a tool to help him with a hand disability to be able to use SRAM shifters.

Although it is a spoof in the way it was written, someone should give the actual inventor a medal. The first reduced range of motion/disability STI workaround…

Mike
11 years ago

maybe in a pro team a DS can have a control unit and send a couple of shocks to his riders? 🙂

bob
bob
11 years ago

Put the thumb switch between your butt cheeks and this thing might be a solution for people with carpal tunnel problems.

MaLĂłL
MaLĂłL
11 years ago

old news

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