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the next big thing in cycling?
Last Post 07/09/2014 10:15 AM by Justin jmdirt. 12 Replies.
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THE SKINNY

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07/07/2014 11:29 AM
what will the next big thing be? we already have electronic shifting, hydraulic disk brakes, power meters, carbon bits, tubeless tires and wheels. maybe custom frames from a 3d printer?
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
thinline

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07/07/2014 11:39 AM
Well, we just saw the article on the clear frame. Which begs the question, how did Wonder Woman ever find her invisible plane? And what good did it really do since she wasn't invisible while flying it?

Downtube shifters.
Dale

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07/07/2014 12:22 PM
Duh… it's already been announced, lace up shoes

Pay attention would 'ya?
Ride On

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07/07/2014 10:40 PM
I think you are going to see electronics creep into ride quality/handling based on feedback from the road. Do we need it or want it ?
zootracer

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07/08/2014 12:06 AM
Steel bikes?
jrt1045

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07/08/2014 10:44 AM
shift cables
jmdirt

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07/08/2014 11:21 AM
Thinline, Eddie Murphy asked what good an invisible jet is if there is a hot white chick squatting over you.

The next big thing? No chain, no derailers.
Yo Mike

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07/08/2014 01:49 PM
/The next big thing? No chain, no derailers/

Actually the future is HERE

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1401606907/nuseti-the-mountain-bike-of-the-future?ref=discovery

I'd take it for a spin......
ChinookPass

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07/08/2014 03:02 PM
A proto super bike that is actually shown being ridden?! That's impressive.

I saw a dude on a motorized unicycle the other day. Maybe that will catch on.
79pmooney

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07/08/2014 03:10 PM
So the Segway's been one-upped? Actually, a for real self balancing motorized unicycle would be a VERY impressive engineering feat. Almost as difficult would be convincing me that it had a need, but doesn't stop people.

Ben
jookey

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07/08/2014 04:43 PM
Next is disk brakes on road bikes. My ride buddy is a bike shop owner and says it will be the thing for next year. Thinking out of the box. Automatic shifting... Set it for a desired cadence and it keeps you there. How about solar cells to recharge electronic shifting?
THE SKINNY

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07/08/2014 04:45 PM
or a dyno hub for recharging electronic shifting.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
jmdirt

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07/09/2014 10:15 AM
Mike, thanks for the link! I would like to play with that system a bit. I've ridden a few gear box bikes, and the main problems are narrow gear range, weight, friction, and maintenance/durability. At this point a bike built with a Rohloff hub is probably the best way to eliminate derailers. The key to my post above is eliminating the chain. Nuseti sealed the chain which is a step in the right direction.
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