by Marc Basiliere
September 20, 2016
You have better things to think about, don’t you? After all, it’s easy to make bad decisions regarding pace and effort- more and more so as a ride progresses. In essence a shifting brain, the ProShift system integrates with SRAM, Shimano, or Campagnolo road electronic drivetrains (with Shimano mountain integration in the works). Shifting decisions are made using real-time inputs from speed and cadence sensors and can also take into account power and heart rate if available.
These data are combined with rider-set power and cadence preferences to manage shifting for optimum performance. Sure, it may sound a bit intrusive, but racers will agree that it can be very difficult not to overdo things on recovery days- or not to blow up prematurely on longer events. Like electronic shifters themselves, it’s likely that ProShift’s system will be the first of many.
The ProShift system is available now for road applications for $799 (£600)- though the company is running a $200-off launch special for those who order using the code “LAUNCH.”