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Taipei, March 8, 2012 – The JD Group, a major manufacturer of bicycle components and leading developer of electric technology for electric bicycles, presented its award-winning automatic-shift bicycle gearing system for traditional (non-electric) bicycles at the Taipei Cycle Show in Taipei, Taiwan. Automatic Gear Transmission Bike+ (AGT Bike+) technology is a handlebarmounted,
computerized unit that determines when the rider needs to shift and automatically shifts the bicycle into the proper gear. The system features a maintenance free self-charging Lithium battery that attains ranges of up to 500km.
With new AGT Bike+, JD extends its popular and gold award-winning TranzX PST AGT E-Bike technology to conventional bicycles. The system utilizes a combination of different intuitive sensors – cadence, wheel and tilt – to monitor the road speed of the bike and calculate when it's time to shift to keep a rider's cadence steady. Casual cyclists, who want to enjoy a simpler ride without having to worry about shifting into a lower gear in time for a steep hill or higher gear when going downhill, are the primary target group for the new system. The easy to operate 7-speed internal gear system lets riders choose between a fully automatic and a semi-automatic mode. Riders can furthermore synchronize their preferred cadence by adjusting the gear-shifting rate to one of nine different settings. The system's computer remembers the rider's preferred rate and starts there the next time they get on the bicycle. A lithium battery located in the seat tube delivers a range of up to 500 km and never needs charging. A hub dynamo automatically recharges the battery while a light sensor built into the unit checks daylight conditions and activates the bicycle’s headlight as needed.

The new AGT Bike+ technology will be made available to OEM customers in June and is due to go into production this fall ensuring that manufacturer’s products reach retailers in time for the 2013 season. AGT Bike+ is on display at the TranzX PST booth in the NanGang Exhibition Hall, Booth JO408.
About JD Group
JD Group is famous for having ignited the 20th century’s last great fad when it created the kick scooter. Forbes magazine put JD’s light-weight, aluminum miniscooter in a class with Crayola Crayons and Beanie Babies as one of the 10 most popular toys of the century.

With JD’s launch of TranzX PST in 1992, it established a global brand for the highest quality in bicycle components. In 2007, it introduced the TranzX PST sensor controlled drive system.

Today, JD Group is a world leader in mobility innovation, with an outstanding collection of quality brands across different product categories.

As an OEM supplier, JD Group manufactures mobility products for many of the world's leading brands such as Coca Cola, Ferrari, Kawasaki, Pride Mobility, Razor, Red Bull and Swiss Army.

The JD Group has offices in Taiwan, China, Japan, Germany and the United States. The conglomerate owns and operates three manufacturing facilities in Taiwan and China.
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