Tags: Patent Pending
Seb Stott    Jan 27, 2023
Patent Round-Up: The Future of AXS? Axle Batteries, Solar-Charging & Self-Charging Patent Round-Up: The Future of AXS? Axle Batteries, Solar-Charging & Self-Charging
Many of the weird and wonderful designs don't see the light of day, but even then it's interesting to see what ideas the bike industry's brains are working on.
Seb Stott    Jan 26, 2023
Dave Weagle Patents High-Pivot Drivetrain System Dave Weagle Patents High-Pivot Drivetrain System
Something different from the mind of Dave Weagle.
Seb Stott    Dec 12, 2022
Patent Round-up: Shimano's Crazy Derailleur, Electronic Shifter & SRAM's Floating Brakes Patent Round-up: Shimano's Crazy Derailleur, Electronic Shifter & SRAM's Floating Brakes
A new crop of patented ideas that may or may not ever make it into production.
James Smurthwaite    Dec 17, 2021
Shimano Granted Another FCC Wireless Approval for Derailleur & Control Shimano Granted Another FCC Wireless Approval for Derailleur & Control
Shimano's working on a wireless group, although it's not entirely clear if this one will be for XTR or GRX.
Seb Stott    Dec 7, 2021
A Deeper Look at Lal Bikes' Supre Drive Patent A Deeper Look at Lal Bikes' Supre Drive Patent
An even more in-depth examination of Cedric Eveleigh's innovative Supre drivetrain.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 28, 2021
Fox Patent Shows Heart Rate or GPS Controlled Dropper Post Fox Patent Shows Heart Rate or GPS Controlled Dropper Post
The patent describes a dropper post that can raise and lower based on GPS coordinates, heart rate, and more.
Mike Kazimer    May 18, 2021
SRAM Granted Patent for Drivetrain With a Direct Mount Derailleur SRAM Granted Patent for Drivetrain With a Direct Mount Derailleur
The new derailleur design uses a direct mount, and the body is tucked much further underneath the chainstay compared to what's currently the norm.
James Smurthwaite    Feb 1, 2021
Shimano FCC Application Hints at New Wireless Groupset Shimano FCC Application Hints at New Wireless Groupset
We're more than two years into XTR's lifespan and there's no electronic version, could that be about to change?
James Smurthwaite    Nov 19, 2020
SRAM Patent Shows Different Electronic Shifting System for e-Bikes SRAM Patent Shows Different Electronic Shifting System for e-Bikes
It looks like SRAM are working on another electronic shifting design that runs off an e-bike battery.
Vernon Felton    Feb 13, 2018
Shimano Patent Filing Raises Electric Questions Shimano Patent Filing Raises Electric Questions
An electric dropper post that talks to electronically-activated suspension forks and shocks? Shimano's recent patent filing raises all sorts of interesting questions.

 
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