Electronic Twist Shifting Prototype by Black Cat Bone Bikes
Yes, please! Found on Black Cat Bones’ blog, this little project looks sick. We’ve contacted them for more info but just couldn’t wait to post this.
UPDATE: Just talked to Gerard Piedra, one of the owners of BCB. Here’s what he had to say:
“This was an exercise for us. We wanted to explore the Shimano Di2 system, but the original thesis goes way deeper. This is just the tip of the iceberg. We have developed a complete electronic mountain bike system, including the shifters and derailleurs.
“We are now working on producing more prototypes. Black Cat Bone is a small company. All of us work in other things to fund what we’re doing, and the situation right now is we are trying to find a partner to help get the machines necessary to make more prototypes.”
While we’re waiting on this to become real, check out their single legged carbon fiber fork, used on the Crumpton 29er prototype in Fair Wheel Bikes’ Interbike booth.