At Interbike, we spotted X-Shifter roaming the grounds with their wireless shifting upgrade kit that turns any derailleur into a wireless, quasi-electronic shifting one. Whether it’s for road or mountain bike, anything from base level up to premium units, X-Shifter connects to them and gives you control with a single thumb pad to manage both front and rear shifts.
Since we first saw them, they’ve added a road specific shifter unit, upgraded their software to include multi-shifts, optional control of both front and rear shifting in an optimized sequence for you, and added in a few more customization options that could be coming soon…
The product will be available in Single and Dual versions, plus combos where you combine two Single units with one shifter. These give you options for setting them up on 1x and 2x, road or mountain, or even tandems, recumbents, and other types of bicycles. They can even be used to control cable-actuated dropper posts. The Dual has two separate servos inside to independently pull two different cables, one for front and one for rear.
New since Interbike is the polished finish shown in the top image, plus the new road bike shift button that provides a much more integrated appearance on drop handlebars. Click the image above to enlarge for details and claimed weights.
Check our original post for video of it in action and our first impressions, then hit up their Kickstarter campaign to nab one for as little as $199 for a Single and $249 for a Dual. They claim production is ready to roll as soon as they’re funded with delivery in March 2017. As for stretch goals and future customization through the accompanying app, check their Facebook page and look for the poll where you can tell them which features are most important to you. Suggestions thus far include things like saved settings for different wheels/cassettes, being able to program specific multi shift patterns and more.
Lastly, they’re working on an improved mount that’ll use a sleeve that bolts into Di2 battery holes to provide a cleaner, more long-lasting mounting solution than the current zip ties.