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Future of Mountain Biking?
#1
Just stumbled across this patent for in-the-wheel suspension :o

<img src="http://www.google.co.uk/patents?id=1kwOAQAAEBAJ&pg=PA1&img=1&zoom=4&hl=en&sig=ACfU3U2rHCBYSelgqigffY5oPVGNdVS7-w&ci=131%2C557%2C775%2C558&edge=0"/>

Wonder what else could be in the pipeline for the future of Mountain Biking?
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#2
I don't think it will work very well without a front wheel or handle bars  Undecided
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#3
I don't think that'll ever come in! Too heavy, and I imagine it'd be horrible to ride!

I doubt it will be long before electronic shifters are on most bikes though and the cables are gone, probably followed by fly-by-wire brakes.
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#4
specialized 2013 bikes look a bit different not sure about the saddle


resim
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#5
&quot;leadbasher&quot; Wrote:specialized 2013 bikes look a bit different not sure about the saddle
Wonder if that front hub can dynamically change geometry for a more DH orientated ride? Big Grin

As for the top image, wowsers that guy needs shooting. Seriously.
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#6
&quot;Jay Dubster&quot; Wrote:As for the top image, wowsers that guy needs shooting. Seriously.

Patent applied for February 10th 2011.  Check it out here
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#7
I'm amazed it's that recent, looks like a clunky old style 'solution'

Also think those chainstays are WAY too long Tongue
However, RedWinnie will probably love it due to the small number of spokes! Wink
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#8
Why didn't you say. I've just looked and it is from "America" (the country of united states not the continent by the way).
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#9
Thats something which annoyed my Canadian relatives when the subject came up, the fact that they are also Americans but to 99.9% of people, an "american" is someone from the US only
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#10
You're so European breezer...
Keep it foolish...
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