|The D1x shifter unit.|
Well, the Archer Components D1x can. That's what I got to check out. While this is for a flat bar now, word is that they are working on a drop bar solution. In the meantime, I figured I'd give this gizmo a shot. It is all electronically controlled with the exception of about 4-5 inches of Bowden cable and housing back to your rear derailleur. (No front controller exists now, but y'all have been going nuts for 1X so most folks probably don't care)
Anyway, it works. It is a bit different than other electronic devices made for shifting because you have to turn it on when you first start out. Auto-shut off is adjustable from 'never' down to five minutes with a couple other choices in between of 30 or 15 minutes. That is all adjustable, along with other things, from the Archer Components app on a smart phone, either Android or iOS.
The cool thing is that it uses what you have, is easily installed, and costs less than $400.00. Plus you can move it from bike to bike, adjust it to run 9,10.11, or 12 speed systems, and you can tune in each gear. Yep! Upon set up, you can fine tune each cog, if necessary. I didn't find that necessary, but hey! You could compensate for two or three worn cogs and still use the entire cassette. Neato!
Anyway, I've got it, (and something top secret yet) mounted to a bike I have and I will be getting that all dirty here soon. Stay tuned to RidingGravel.com for more, and I'll mention it here too.
NOTE: Archer Components sent over the D1X shifting system to Riding Gravel for test and review at no charge. I am not being paid, nor bribed, to post this here.