New XTR M980 acknowledges the uniqueness of the different disciplines that the sport of mountain biking has evolved into. XTR’s Rider Tuned philosophy allows a rider to choose drive-train and braking options that best fit their style, use, and terrain. With Rider Tuned component options, XTR remains a relevant fit for any enthusiast or professional.
The Toyota Prius Project Parlee PXP bike a unique helmet that transfers brainwaves using wireless technology to a micro-control
Here is the world’s first bicycle with gears that can be changed by using your mind power. Unveiled by scientists at the Toyota Prius Project Parlee PXP bike, the cycle has a unique gearbox that is controlled by thoughts. It works by responding to cues from the brain. It will obviously be controlled only by the rider who will be wearing a unique helmet that transfers brainwaves using wireless technology to a micro-control. The neuron helmet woks on the principle of electrodes picking up neuro-electrical activity to send signals to an electronic gear shifter which is in this case placed under the bike’s seat.
Now you know what the Gear Shifting Components are, it is time to learn the Very Basics of the Mountain Bike Techniques of Shifting Gear.
* The right-hand lever operates the rear gear (moving the chain across the sprockets).
* The left-hand lever operates the front mechanism, which shifts the chain from one chainwheel to another.
* When the chain is on the big chainwheel you will be in a bigger gear - usually used for riding along the flat or downhill.