As a bicycle patents expert, I regularly write about new patent filings and technology trends for publications Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, which covers the US bike market; and CyclingTips.com, which reaches a global audience of cycling enthusiasts. Most of the below articles were first published on those websites to break the news to a wide readership. I am a Registered Patent Agent licensed by the US Patent & Trademark Office, and prepare and file patent applications for inventors and companies.
Campagnolo 13 Speed Patent, 9 to 44 Tooth Cogs Rumors and leaks about a forthcoming Campagnolo 13 speed shifting system have been flying recently. Thanks to two US patent applications published on July 30, we now have a few more [...]
Patent filing shows rotating front derailleurs integrated with the crankset Is bicycle shifting about to get some entirely fresh technology? A recently patent application shows that SRAM has been hard at work designing a wireless front derailleur system unlike [...]
New patent application shows movable stem as part of an array of sensored components that can communicate and control each other. Dropper seatposts have become standard equipment for performance-level mountain bikes. Could the same concept … altering the position of [...]
Could a “Check Engine” light be coming to bikes? Shimano is thinking that way, and has filed a patent application for using artificial intelligence processing paired with sensors to monitor wear and maintenance of bicycle components. US Patent Application [...]
About 15 to 20 years ago, power output (in Watts) became the gold standard metric for quantifying cycling performance. Longtime insiders know that the SRM crankset emerged in the early 1990s, with Greg LeMond as an early adopter. SRM inventor [...]
Trek is getting highly analytical when it comes to how bicycle rims slice through the air. Not long ago, advances in bicycle technology were often seat-of-the -pants efforts – use of the term “engineering” would be generous. But in the [...]