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WheelTop reveals Wi-fi MTB Drivetrain tuneable to any 7 to 12 Pace Cassette

On the ultimate day of Eurobike, Chinese language drivetrain elements producer, WheelTop, confirmed us their prototype Wi-fi MTB Drivetrain; the WheelTop EDX OS Sequence is a $400 USD package deal comprising derailleur, two batteries, and wi-fi shifter. Whereas the overwhelming majority of WheelTop’s enterprise is OE, their new wi-fi digital drivetrain will even be obtainable aftermarket in the end. And, provided that the firmware is post-purchase configurable to any 7- to 12-Pace Cassette available on the market, they could discover there’s a excessive demand.

WheelTop EDX OS Sequence Wi-fi MTB Drivetrain

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WheelTop’s wi-fi derailleur has the vary for cassettes as much as 10-52T, however might be configured to work with just about any 7- to 12-speed cassette you fancy. The EDS OX wi-fi system continues to be below prototyping, and it’s not clear how precisely the reconfiguration would work., i.e. whether or not it will price you additional pennies to reconfigure to a brand new cassette, however the risk stays, making the system tremendous versatile.

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The EDS OX derailleur has a standard structure with the acquainted parallelogram mechanism shifting by gears, with a curler bearing clutch damping the motion of the chain tensioner. James Lien from WheelTop tells us the clutch is adjustable and absolutely serviceable, although we weren’t capable of get a glance below the duvet.

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The WheelTop EDS OX system has a waterproofing score of IP 67, that means it has been examined to work for no less than half-hour whereas submerged not more than 1 meter below water

The cage itself holds a 12t higher pulley and a 14t decrease pulley. We weighed the derailleur, with battery, at 351g, which makes this prototype round 25g lighter than the SRAM XX1 AXS derailleur. Nearly all of its constituent elements are alloy, together with the cage, whereas the pulleys are created from injection-molded plastic.

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The WheelTop EDS OX shifter has two buttons for up and down shifting. It appeared like solely single shifts have been potential however we are able to’t affirm that but. The buttons had a really good optimistic really feel to them, much more like the sensation of normal cable shifter than the SRAM AXS paddles. That stated, the motion is certainly a hell of so much lighter than something cable actuated.

Through a button on the shifter, you may flip the system between two totally different modes; common shifting mode, and a calibration mode that permits you to make tremendous wonderful tune changes to get the derailleur arrange completely.

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The shifter presently is simply appropriate with the WheelTop 22.2mm clamp. Apparently, a drop bar shifter could come later, however there’s simply this flat bar choice for now. We weighed the WheelTop Shifter in at 67g, although we don’t know whether or not that features the battery or not; will affirm later.

On condition that WheelTop manufacture quite a few cranksets and cassettes already, it seems like they’ll have the ability to supply a whole wi-fi drivetrain at a really aggressive value, and perhaps even a aggressive weight, too. We’ll be maintaining a tally of WheelTop so we are able to replace you guys when it lastly launches.

Pricing & Availability

James Lien from WheelTop tells us the EDX OS System will retail round $400 USD; that cash will fetch you the derailleur, shifter, two batteries and charger. No phrase on an precise launch date simply but.



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