Campagnolo Wireless Shifting – Coming Soon?

A flurry of recent patent applications sheds more light on the long-burning question: is Campagnolo wireless shifting coming soon? In February of 2021, I took a deep dive into Campy’s patent filings to-date, looking at what they’ve disclosed and are trying to protect for wireless derailleurs and shift levers. That spanned about 10 patent filings, [...]

February 14th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Dropper Stem from Shimano

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 a bike-fit component while riding … also work for a handlebar stem? A fresh patent [...]

Shimano Monitors Component Wear with AI

  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 20200010138, published on Jan 9, 2020, gives glimpse of a system for bicycles analogous to [...]

June 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|
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