Sonntag, 19. März 2017

Previewing the new Shift:R collection

At NAHBS 2017 we were preannouncing the new Shift:R generation for dropbar and Pinion, the Shift:R Road and Shift:R for Pinion.

The Shift:R for Road is the fully integrated shifting lever which brakes with the TRP Hydro hydraulic disc brake and shifts the Rohloff gear hub. This Shift:R Road is great for adventure and bike touring as it combines the versatility of a dop bar and convenience of the Rohloff hub and the Gates Carbon Drive belt.

The availability is expected in Q2/2017.
tout terrain 5th Avenue expedition tourer with Rohloff gear hub and Shift:R Road

Shift:R Road (prototoype)
The Shift:R for Pinion is the latest add-on to our Shift:R product line. It allows to shift two gears at a time with a really precise and crisp feeling. The shifting mechanism is in the beautiful CNC direct mount housing, which also includes also the angular adjustment of the shifting cables. The Shift:R for Pinion is only available for the new C-Line.

The availability is expected in 3Q 2017.
Shift:R for Pinion (prototype)

the "intelligence" of the Shift:R in our custom CNC housing (prototype)

Donnerstag, 13. November 2014

On the road with the Plug and the SPP

Maybe some of you have you noticed on the tout terrain blog, that I (Oliver) am currently touring with Steffi on a mini expedition through Patagonia.

I thought it might be worthwhile for some of you, to get some on the road experiences with the Plug and the Smart Power Pack.
If you travel such a route, there is not always accomodation within the daily cycling distance, so camping is often the only choice (also if there is accomodation). As we plan and route some of the trip with a Garmin Oregon 600 and also use smartphones (e.g. for weather forecast), it is somehow important that we do not run out of power.

The power pack is operated throughout the day as a buffer battery. So while it is been charged by The Plug, it powers the Garmin. This is working absolutely perfect. As we carry on both bikes The Plugs and SPPs, Steffi can charge the second one on her bike and we use that one to recharge the mobile phones.

In evening, we use the SPP on the campground and in the tent. The flashlight is bright enough for reading etc. and does almost drain no power from the battery.

Yesterday, we were riding through a short tunnel, so we used the safety rear light on the SPP, just to get seen by the cars.

If you are a serious touring cyclist it really doesn't take much to use all the smart functions and in combination with The Plug, it really is a great combo.

Montag, 9. Juni 2014

Shift:R wird ausgeliefert / Shift:R is shipping

Seit vergangener Woche wird der Shift:R für die Rohloff Speedhub ausgeliefert. Ein Produkt, auf das viele Rohloff Fans schon warten und das auch für uns etwas Aussergewöhnliches ist, da die Montage aufgrund vieler Qualitätssicherungsschritte sehr aufwändig war. Mit dem Ergebnis sind wir sehr zufrieden und wünschen allen Nutzern viel Spass mit der neuen Art zu Schalten - zumindest bei einer Rohloff Nabe.
We are delighted to announce that we have shipped the first Shift:Rs for the Rohloff Speedhub last week. This is a very special moment for us, as we put an enourmous amout of quality inspection time in the assembly of the Shift:R. We hope everybody enjoys this new way of shifting for the Rohloff Speedhub. 

Ein Hinweis noch für alle Interessierten: da die Produktion des Shift:Rs erst anläuft kann es zu Verzögerungen bei der Auslieferung kommen.
Please note that we are only in the ramp up phase of the Shift:R production, which might result in delays in shipment.

Donnerstag, 17. April 2014

The Plug III bei "abenteuer Leben"

Kabel Eins hat die neusten Fahrrad-Gadgets für die kommende Saison getestet: Angefangen mit der USB Stromversorgung The Plug III, einem Smartphone-gesteuerten Fahrradschloss über ein rollbares Schutzblech bis hin zum Schal-Airbag als Helm-Alternative.

Das Fazit des Testers zu The Plug III: funktioniert sehr gut, und ist eine gute Sache! Bestens geeignet für alle, die viel fahren!

Film ab!

Montag, 17. Februar 2014

Neuer cinq Online-Shop live!

Unserer neuer Online-Shop ist live!

The Plug III, das C-Light sowie das komplette Zubehör kann ab sofort über den cinq Online-Shop bestellt werden. Den Shift:R sowie das Smart Power Pack können Sie nun vorbestellen - damit sind Sie bei den ersten Auslieferungen dabei.