Experimental Tech For Road Cycling

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by fusionfirefblae, May 26, 2015.

  1. fusionfirefblae

    fusionfirefblae New Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2015
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    1
    I ran across this project from Canyon today and, as awesome as I think it is,I am surprised that there aren't more things like this in road cycling.

    https://www.canyon.com/en/eurobike2014/mrsc-connected.html

    The pro teams have huge budgets to throw at anything that is even remotely effective at making a rider more comfortable or transferring power more effectively, so it seems strange that I haven't run across a lot of projectsthat apply modern advanced research topics to road bikes. Maybe I'm just looking in the wrong places.
     
    Tags:


  2. Totalarmordestine

    Joined:
    May 9, 2015
    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    7
    I guess weight would be a big issue with the Canyon setup, nevermind getting it past the UCI blazers. I have always thought that variable length forks would be interesting on a road bike.
     
  3. tarverten

    tarverten New Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2015
    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    1
    For the track maybe yes maybe no only time will tell. For the real world it's another gadget to go wrong for not much [if any] gain in real terms. Electronic sensors etc and bad weather - not the best combination.
     
Loading...
Loading...