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Gadget Freak Case #205: Colorado Smart Bike Shifts Itself
2/14/2012

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The Colorado State University engineering students who created the self-shifting smart bike (left to right): Ben Johnke, Bill Engelking, and Matthew Stout.
The Colorado State University engineering students who created the self-shifting smart bike (left to right): Ben Johnke, Bill Engelking, and Matthew Stout.

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Could be a bumpy ride
Beth Stackpole   2/14/2012 6:47:02 AM
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Cool idea. We actually wrote about a Trek bike project several years back that tackled the automatic shifting idea. If I recall, there were concerns around performance, however. Not sure the shifter can match the steady power and the smooth operation of manual shifting for  a rider who gets in the groove pedaling.

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