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New Technology(3 posts)

New Technologydirthersh
Jun 21, 2002 9:52 AM
I've been wondering what new breakthroughs are in the wings for bikes and components, like STI shifters or the use of carbon or clipless pedals. You'd think by now they could come up with a better, cleaner chain or some other way to deliver the power to the rear wheel without the use of specific gears. And I know weight would have to factor in to anything new. Anyone know what's going on in the think tanks on the bike and component makers these days??
Here's some new technology for ya!!!tronracer
Jun 21, 2002 11:01 AM
re: New TechnologyCJMeredith
Jun 22, 2002 6:06 AM
With the exception of STI and Ergo shifters, there have been few revolutions in cycling. However, I think that the next big thing is going to be Mektronic style electronic shifting coming into the mainstream. The concept is excellent, but the technology stills needs some more development in order to be completly accepted. The chain is actually an extraordinarily efficient device and I can't imagine that it's due for any advances anytime soon. Perhaps one that never needs oil by using teflon-type surfaces, but then what would you do before a ride?