This bike looks fairly normal with one twist. Mind control shifting. I didn’t think this was possible until reading this article. How useful is mind controlled shifting? Who cares. The concept is too cool for “function nazi’s” to ruin the fun.
First, that “innovative technology” part — the bike helmet, designed by Deeplocal, incorporates (wait for it) abuilt-in EEG array that lets you shift gears just by thinking about it. After a ten-minute “training” session that tells the system how to distinguish “shift up” from “shift down” (or “I want a sandwich”), the helmet will reliably send the appropriate signal to the PXP’s electric derailleur. “When you see the bike shift for the first time, it’s kind of like magic,” Matthew Pegula, Deeplocal Lead Engineer, tells Co.Design. “It’s also interesting because we were able to build all of this with off-the-shelf components and some custom software to glue everything together. That means that we’re not too far off from this being commercially viable.” (Don’t worry, you can still shift gears on the PXP the old-fashioned way, too.)