Expert Bicycle Witness Alan Coté has more than 25 years of experience in cycling as a mechanical engineer, product tester, product developer, journalist, elite competitor, announcer at international races, & event director.
He has served as an expert witness in many bicycle-related cases since 2005 throughout the United States.
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University at Buffalo
Has been retained, served as an expert witness in numerous bicycle-related legal cases since 2005 throughout the United States, both for plaintiff and defense.
Contributing writer, Bicycling Magazine, 1998-2012, the world’s largest circulation cycling magazine. Published articles (for Bicycling Magazine, Outside Magazine, Men’s Journal, Cycling News, Velo News, and many other titles) have included critical reviews of hundreds of bicycles and accessories.
Competition as a national-level elite athlete for 10 years, racing against Olympians and professionals. Bronze medalist, National Collegiate Cycling Championship, 1988.
Holds patents/applications for work in the engineering and design of bicycle products including handlebars, braking systems, power-measuring electronics; additional design and fabrication work with saddles and hand-crafted frames.
Confident and clear oratory presence; refined communication & analytical skills. Diverse fields of expertise in cycling ranging from engineering to consumer product review to elite level competition to standards of organization for cycling events.