Synchrobox presentation’s video clip. ©Damien Golbin

Cycling made simpler

In the words of JFK, “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride”.

And bicycles are a category where there’s still a lot of innovation to be done. Specifically, innovations that benefit not just the performance-seeking elite riders, but everyday riders who prefer that simple pleasure of a ride or commuting to work.

Few affordable innovations

3 recent high-end bikes : e-bike KTM | Triathlon Specialized | Downhill Començal
20 years between these 2 bikes. No evolution in terms of ease-of-use.

Switching gears: intuitive?

Cross chaining, problems guaranteed!
Chain jammed, hands dirty!

And on the marketing side, we continue to see false-advertising of “24 speed” bicycles, where only 13 speed are actually useful.

Simplify cycling practice

Synchrobox synchronized functioning. ©Damien Golbin

Simplicity

By rotating the shifter, the system automatically adjusts the front and rear gears to choose the optimal combo.

Efficiency

Shifting map of the 14 useful speeds, for a 3x9 transmission. ©Damien Golbin
The core mechanism of the Synchrobox is composed of only 5 moving parts. ©Damien Golbin

Pleasure & Safety

Price

Shimano Di2 pack. Price = $ 2000 approx.

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Product Designer & Passionate Innovator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Co-founder & Design Thinking facilitator @CycleHackParis + @CycleHackSF.

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Damien Golbin

Damien Golbin

Product Designer & Passionate Innovator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Co-founder & Design Thinking facilitator @CycleHackParis + @CycleHackSF.

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