Start of mass production
We are working on the first trial mass-production run of several hundred XShifter systems. Everything going well. We had a delay with PCB due to component availability, but have that... Read more
Again apologies for not much communication. The Chinese New Year break hit us hard. We had to resource some components. We are also working on some important modifications to the... Read more
Sorry for long time no update. I’ve been busy preparing for mass-production. I'm sorry I have not responded to all emails and messages. I just don't have enough time in... Read more
Happy New Year From Shenzhen
We are now in the China New Year holiday. So virtually everything is shut down here, including my favorite dumpling and changfen restaurant. :-(
We shipped nearly 100 systems to... Read more
Everyone, please be patient with this process. I'm getting flooded with emails and other messages. I'm handling almost everything myself, and I cannot respond to all.
Regarding addresses: This has... Read more
XShifter is shipping!
The first systems have shipped and some already arrived at backers doors. We are just working through a few minor software glitches, and tuning the setup instructions now that we... Read more
Merry Christmas to everyone!
I never would have believed this would take so long, but unfortunately it has. But now we've finally got it. Just today, we have fully integrated... Read more
We thought almost done, but we started having some issues with the software update. As I explained earlier, this is done wirelessly through the APP. It’s absolutely necessary that this... Read more
Software Update again
Sorry I’m late with this update. I’m focusing 100% of my time into getting this done. Progress is slow but sure. We’ve had a few small issues with software bugs... Read more
The Android APP is complete. Of course can't fully use it without the XShifter, but anyone interested please take a look at it and let me know what you think.... Read more
Progress is much slower than we anticipated but it is moving forward. Now the system is stable enough I’ve been able to do some serious test riding. I’m spending several... Read more
Question came up about the shifting speed. I can't put a picture in a comment, so I'm just adding an update. Here is actual data from our diagnostics equipment. This... Read more
It's been about a week since last update. We are making good progress. Working on some BT connectivity issues and motor positioning. Android APP is under development, but unfortunately last... Read more
iOS V1.0 Released!
It is with considerable pride that XShifter announces the release of V1.0 of our software for iOS. This has been challenging beyond anyone’s expectations. For those concerned about Android, please... Read more
Sorry for the delay. There wasn’t anything to report unfortunately. The software developer had to take a break from my project to finish some other urgent project. Anyway, it is... Read more
First I have to thank Greg and Frank from MORF Technologies for inviting me to work with them and display XShifter in their Interbike booth. MORF has an amazing handlebar... Read more
Introducing MORPH Technologies
INTRODUCING MORF TECHNOLOGIES MORF Technologies will be displaying XShifter on their new and innovative TT handlebars. MORF is the winner of a 2017 Interbike innovation award. XShifter was ranked most... Read more
So this is the current situation. We are stuck in a bit of a loop with Apple getting the app approved. The original app was problematic getting approved. The original... Read more
The last 2 weeks have been extremely frustrating for me. My software developer had some personal and visa issues and had to leave the country. To make it worse, he... Read more
XShifter assembly started
Sorry for long time no update. I've been buried in work as usual. The reality of what a massive project this is has sunk in.
Regarding the motor shafts, they... Read more
I'm sorry to report we've had another unfortunate delay. During final product testing we unexpectedly broke a drive screw. After investigating we realized that the screw was improperly manufactured. The... Read more
Some Assembly Required
Sorry for almost 1 month with no updates. We've been extremely busy with last minute preparations. I promised July 1, but we unfortunately ran into a couple of issues. One... Read more
Distribution and World tour kickoff
Hello everyone. First of all, the software development is really close to being wrapped up. We lost a few days, but it’s still basically on schedule.
I’m so confident that... Read more
I have been reminded many times during the course of this project, that good things do not come easy. I have fought challenge after challenge getting this product complete and... Read more
Again, sorry for the delays. This has been challenging. I mentioned a couple weeks ago I was having some health issues. It's a lot more serious than I thought. I... Read more
Just wanted to share this with you. One of the major challenges of XShifter is miniaturizing the PCB (Printed Circuit Board). MCU, Multi protocol Radio, encoder, motor drivers and other... Read more
As promised here is a preview of the XShifter APP. This is for iOS, but Android is coming shortly. This is just a few of the screens for the APP.... Read more
XShifter is getting closer and closer. I’m getting a lot of questions about shipping address and so on. Please don’t worry about that. We will be asking for updated addresses... Read more
Final update before Kickstarter close
As we close out Kickstarter, I need to thank all the backers from the bottom of my heart. It’s always been a dream of mine to have my own business.... Read more
24 Hours Left And Some Final Updates
Thanks again for your overwhelming support throughout this campaign. With only 24 hours left to go you can help us celebrate the countdown by sharing with the links below.
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We wanted to give everyone an update on product manufacturing.
- We have confirmed suppliers of all critical components.
- We are finalizing the design for the XShifter servos now.
- We will... Read more
Introducing TT Remote!
Based on the overwhelming positive response to the TT remote, we have decided that this will be included in the XShifter product line even if we don’t reach the stretch... Read more
Stretch Goal #1 reached
What a great day! Thanks to our new and early backers we have reached our 1st stretch goal. Modular mounting brackets for everyone. Now it's easier than ever to mount... Read more
New Stretch Goal! TT- REMOTE
Based on your suggestions we have developed a TT and bar end specific remote. This remote will fit all standard Aero bars. It can even be mounted in the... Read more
Around the world!
Our backers come from all corners of the world and we are still overwhelmed by the amount of positive feedback and genuine interest that XSHIFTER has received. XSHIFTER is more... Read more
Our First Stretch Goal!
When we hit 100k everyone receives our modular mounting system package!
Thanks to all the XSHIFTER supporters we smashed our goal in only 2 days. So we have lots of... Read more
We did it!
Thank you all for your incredible support in this project! We have reached our Kickstarter funding goal faster than we could have ever imagined. The last two days have been... Read more
70% raised in the first day! You are the best.
We are overwhelmed with the amount of support and positive feedback we are getting from you our amazing backers.
Your continuous support motivates us in bringing you the best riding... Read more