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Title: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on January 28, 2012, 07:57
1st peddle power meter from LOOK- Polar

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/01/bikes-and-tech/looking-forward_204371 (http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/01/bikes-and-tech/looking-forward_204371)
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: badger60.1 on January 28, 2012, 11:08
Looks very smart but very expensive but then again power meters are
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: GreasyMonkey on January 28, 2012, 15:21
So they have finally released it....

It has been floating around for the past 18 months, so of the pictures from Eurobike showed a pretty dodgy setup inside the axle, a lot of wires interconnecting the sensors on the axle which will be subject to vibration fracturing (exactly the same as Ergomo BB power meter) and drillings through the axle (would significantly weaken it) - Pics attached.

I hope they have made big changes in the physical layout & construction, or there will be a lot of failures in 12 months time.....
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: Damiano Machiavelli on January 29, 2012, 02:47
$2200.  Way overpriced. 

Only compatible with Polar CS500 and CS600 and no Ant+.  Dealbreaker.

Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on January 31, 2012, 10:28
Have no idea what this all means

Evans get belted - something to do with carbon drive systems

http://blog.carbondrivesystems.com/?p=2989 (http://blog.carbondrivesystems.com/?p=2989)
Title: Re: new Bikes, techno features etc etc released
Post by: just some guy on March 09, 2012, 10:16
(http://cdn2.media.cyclingnews.futurecdn.net/2012/03/09/1/colnago_k.zero_side_600.jpg)

(http://cdn4.media.cyclingnews.futurecdn.net/2012/03/09/1/colnago_k.zero_angle_600.jpg)

http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/article/colnago-kzero-time-trial-bike-launched-33361/ (http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/article/colnago-kzero-time-trial-bike-launched-33361/)
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: Michielveedeebee on March 10, 2012, 10:57
that colnago is sleek! :D
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: pedaling squares on March 13, 2012, 05:08
I see that Colnago has brought out a roadie with disc brakes. Verrrry interested to see how/when this is adopted by the pros.
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: DinZ on March 13, 2012, 05:24
I see that Colnago has brought out a roadie with disc brakes. Verrrry interested to see how/when this is adopted by the pros.

thought there were still some issues around weight?
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: taiwan on March 13, 2012, 21:17
thought there were still some issues around weight?

Yeh there must be. The front wheel for starters and that's rotating weight.
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on March 14, 2012, 11:50
(http://velonews.competitor.com/files/2012/03/WATSON_00002864-0282-310x320.jpg)

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/03/news/uci-approved-cancellaras-new-mystery-trek_209335 (http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/03/news/uci-approved-cancellaras-new-mystery-trek_209335)
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: Giuseppe Magnetico on March 17, 2012, 23:35
Yeh there must be. The front wheel for starters and that's rotating weight.

The issue about d-brakes being overweight is null.  The difference between a current rim brake set up and road disk is about 150g added for d-brakes, this includes everything, calipers, rotors, hubs, and post mounts.  Rotational weight is less with disk brakes because rims can be made lighter since there's no need for brake track reinforcement.  Weight at the outer circumference of the wheel is where rotational weight really matters, rims and tires.
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: Antisrta on April 09, 2012, 14:00
I see that Colnago has brought out a roadie with disc brakes. Verrrry interested to see how/when this is adopted by the pros.

Hasn't happened yet, nor will it in the next 3-5 years. I liken adding discs to sub 1 kilo frames and forks to the first bicycle with true rear derailleurs. For wet, mucky, touring, cross, tandems, great idea. For that 15 pound weekend warrior tool, an answer to a not asked question but like road tubeless, gonna happen, whether it's a good idea or not. Redesigned forks, frames, hubs(gonna be 135 rear, I'll bet), calipers, rotors, rims...blah+.

OBTW-I have a disc now, 622mm, using a Campagnolo rubber compound as disc material, and  small, aluminum  calipers.
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on April 10, 2012, 13:36
New BMC http://www.bmc-racing.com/int-en/bikes/new-granfondo-gf01-2013.html (http://www.bmc-racing.com/int-en/bikes/new-granfondo-gf01-2013.html)
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: Giuseppe Magnetico on April 12, 2012, 02:02
Hasn't happened yet, nor will it in the next 3-5 years. I liken adding discs to sub 1 kilo frames and forks to the first bicycle with true rear derailleurs. For wet, mucky, touring, cross, tandems, great idea. For that 15 pound weekend warrior tool, an answer to a not asked question but like road tubeless, gonna happen, whether it's a good idea or not. Redesigned forks, frames, hubs(gonna be 135 rear, I'll bet), calipers, rotors, rims...blah+.

OBTW-I have a disc now, 622mm, using a Campagnolo rubber compound as disc material, and  small, aluminum  calipers.

Everything is going 135.  The current 130mm road spacing is going die off just like 126 did.  Disk is coming sooner than you'd like.  I know your opinion both on and off the boards, but...... less than 3 years the UCI will make it road legal.  A prediction, you know me well though, 3 years or less from now, that's my call, we'll see.   ;)   
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on April 12, 2012, 10:03
(http://velonews.competitor.com/files/2011/08/VectorStill_23-748x421.jpg)

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/04/bikes-and-tech/garmin-delays-vector-power-pedals_213367 (http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/04/bikes-and-tech/garmin-delays-vector-power-pedals_213367)
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: Giuseppe Magnetico on April 21, 2012, 20:39
Of the recent tech news this one by Canyon really caught my eye.  If someone figures out a lightweight transmission that includes internally geared hubs and the BB, say b-bye to derailleurs and dished rear wheels.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/photos/eurobike-2010-canyon-adds-new-enduro-bike-track-model-for-2011/140640 (http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/photos/eurobike-2010-canyon-adds-new-enduro-bike-track-model-for-2011/140640)
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: L'arri on June 04, 2012, 10:23
I noticed Old Fred riding these in the recent Philadelphia race and decided to dig around a bit:

http://www.bikeradar.com/gallery/article/gold-rush-team-exergys-custom-felt-fcs-34030/ (http://www.bikeradar.com/gallery/article/gold-rush-team-exergys-custom-felt-fcs-34030/)

(http://cdn.mos.bikeradar.com/images/news/2012/05/15/1337121305949-1to3t8x8tm20k-670-75.jpg)

(http://cdn.mos.bikeradar.com/images/news/2012/05/15/1337121305932-12yi955cphk5s-670-75.jpg)

They look pretty awful (in my opinion) and the action is very odd. Downshifting on the drops seems like an impossible mission.  :-\
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: L'arri on June 04, 2012, 10:27
Meanwhile - staying with aesthetics - Shimano offers us a new contender for the World's Most Hideous Chainset with the new Dura-Ace Di2 9070 group:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/shimano-dura-ace-di2-9070-sneak-peek (http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/shimano-dura-ace-di2-9070-sneak-peek)

(http://cdn2.media.cyclingnews.futurecdn.net/2012/05/31/2/1337187169899_16oj84dsz6myj_800_75_600.jpg)

However, this Di2 rear mech is an improvement on the hideous tack-on they currently offer:

(http://cdn2.media.cyclingnews.futurecdn.net/2012/05/31/2/1337187169913_sq2bo3zhon9t_800_75_600.jpg)
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: DinZ on June 05, 2012, 06:08
not sure where to put this so putting it here

really interesting discussion with Grahame Obree about his philosophy in trying to build the worlds fastest bike

http://www.humansinvent.com/#!/7239/graeme-obree-hand-building-the-world%E2%80%99s-fastest-bicycle/ (http://www.humansinvent.com/#!/7239/graeme-obree-hand-building-the-world%E2%80%99s-fastest-bicycle/)
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on June 07, 2012, 09:02
(http://velonews.competitor.com/files/2012/06/NIK3507-633x421.jpg)

(http://velonews.competitor.com/files/2012/06/1-633x421.jpg)

The new BMC aero road frame, taking a rainy day off at the Dauphiné. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews
LA CLAYETTE, France, (VN) — Hidden amongst the BMC Racing squad’s regular fleet of glossy red and black BMC Team Machines at the damp and drizzling start of Wednesday’s Critérium du Dauphiné stage was an unfamiliar matte black model, standing out in its subtlety. The bike is a brand new, as-of-yet unreleased aerodynamic road frame from the Swiss manufacturer, bearing number 13, that of George Hincapie. The American rode the bike for its 40km of racing on Tuesday, but opted for his regular ride on Wednesday due to forecasted rain.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/06/bikes-and-tech/spotted-bmc-aero-road-frame_222609 (http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/06/bikes-and-tech/spotted-bmc-aero-road-frame_222609)
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: L'arri on June 07, 2012, 10:42
(http://velonews.competitor.com/files/2012/06/NIK3507-633x421.jpg)

(http://velonews.competitor.com/files/2012/06/1-633x421.jpg)

The new BMC aero road frame, taking a rainy day off at the Dauphiné. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews
LA CLAYETTE, France, (VN) — Hidden amongst the BMC Racing squad’s regular fleet of glossy red and black BMC Team Machines at the damp and drizzling start of Wednesday’s Critérium du Dauphiné stage was an unfamiliar matte black model, standing out in its subtlety. The bike is a brand new, as-of-yet unreleased aerodynamic road frame from the Swiss manufacturer, bearing number 13, that of George Hincapie. The American rode the bike for its 40km of racing on Tuesday, but opted for his regular ride on Wednesday due to forecasted rain.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/06/bikes-and-tech/spotted-bmc-aero-road-frame_222609 (http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/06/bikes-and-tech/spotted-bmc-aero-road-frame_222609)

Interesting brake positioning for a "standard" road bike.
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on June 13, 2012, 12:51
who would have thunk

Elite - Jossanova bottle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prhdEiYi7IQ#ws)
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on June 25, 2012, 11:00
(http://velonews.competitor.com/files/2012/06/NIK3507-633x421.jpg)

(http://velonews.competitor.com/files/2012/06/1-633x421.jpg)

The new BMC aero road frame, taking a rainy day off at the Dauphiné. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews
LA CLAYETTE, France, (VN) — Hidden amongst the BMC Racing squad’s regular fleet of glossy red and black BMC Team Machines at the damp and drizzling start of Wednesday’s Critérium du Dauphiné stage was an unfamiliar matte black model, standing out in its subtlety. The bike is a brand new, as-of-yet unreleased aerodynamic road frame from the Swiss manufacturer, bearing number 13, that of George Hincapie. The American rode the bike for its 40km of racing on Tuesday, but opted for his regular ride on Wednesday due to forecasted rain.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/06/bikes-and-tech/spotted-bmc-aero-road-frame_222609 (http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/06/bikes-and-tech/spotted-bmc-aero-road-frame_222609)

looks like BMC are using these at the tour

(https://p.twimg.com/Av_amDDCQAAcQnf.jpg)
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: L'arri on June 25, 2012, 11:31
looks like BMC are using these at the tour

(https://p.twimg.com/Av_amDDCQAAcQnf.jpg)

Looks more like a TT bike. Not sure I'd like to do 200km a day on that.  ;D
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: usedtobefast on June 26, 2012, 23:17
Looks more like a TT bike. Not sure I'd like to do 200km a day on that.  ;D

the rear end looks really stiff and your own rear end might take a beating. but i bet it handles pretty well.
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: l29205 on June 26, 2012, 23:39
the rear end looks really stiff and your own rear end might take a beating. but i bet it handles pretty well.

What makes you believe the rear end looks stiff?

My take would be that the placement of the seat stay at the middle part of the seat tube would be putting any force into moving the seat tube forward and not vertical.  This is just based on the angles and where they seem to hit.  I believe this would dampen the effect of a bump on the rear wheel.  So I doubt the rear end would be taking much of a hit.

Opinions?
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: L'arri on June 27, 2012, 09:09
Can someone tell me what's going on here? Tech or damaged?

(http://cdn0.media.cyclingnews.futurecdn.net//2012/06/24/2/womrr2012_p03a_600.jpg)
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on June 27, 2012, 10:35
While I'm on a roll ...

Was over at Mont Sainte-Anne for the World Cup this weekend and talked to a couple of the folks from some of the bike companies who were there with their teams ...

Look for a good number of 650B bikes to hit the market for the 2013 model year - at this stage primarily from Specialized and Trek. The word I had was that there could be up to 10 models from each - which I'm guessing would be an even split between hardtail and fully. Rocky Mountain also "may have" something in development for the coming year.

Surprisingly - given that Nino Schurter was the rider who brought 650B to prominence and also considering that, except for a flat on the second to last lap, he was smoking the field on his 650B bike - there was no word of anything from Scott. (To be fair though, their XC team focus was pretty low key ...)

At this stage people also seem pretty well convinced that 650B will only find its way into "enduro"/"all mountain" fully's and "trail" hardtails. The theory is that 29er is still the way to go for XC and that DH will definitely stay with 26". While the latter makes sense, the former definitely doesn't - at least not on technical courses like MSA. Watching the 26" riders nail the twisty descents and climbs and the 29ers having an easier time on the rocky climbs says that neither size is "perfect" (and that rider skill still is the biggest factor - but that's a topic for another sub-forum) and really support's Schurters "best of both worlds" argument for the 650B ...

All that I know is that, unlike with most "improvements" in bike tech that we've seen of late, 650B is one that I really want to check out!!!   ;D

here is some info on the 650b

(http://singletrack.competitor.com/files/2012/06/womens-ti-HT-650b-600x421.jpg)

http://singletrack.competitor.com/2012/06/bikes-tech/tech-faq-whats-the-big-deal-with-650b_32195 (http://singletrack.competitor.com/2012/06/bikes-tech/tech-faq-whats-the-big-deal-with-650b_32195)
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: DinZ on June 27, 2012, 11:05
Just seen someone discussing new trek madone 6 which has the same rear break layout. Cannot do photos as on ipad and too difficult
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on June 27, 2012, 19:05
Bontrager got some new wheels

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/06/bikes-and-tech/bontrager-debuts-carbon-clinchers-and-road-tubeless-wheels_225850 (http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/06/bikes-and-tech/bontrager-debuts-carbon-clinchers-and-road-tubeless-wheels_225850)
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on June 27, 2012, 20:18
new Madone 7

(http://cdn1.media.cyclingnews.futurecdn.net/2012/06/27/1/1340747946960_15jiriyrl83d8_800_75_600.jpg)

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/trek-introduces-new-madone-7-series (http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/trek-introduces-new-madone-7-series)
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: usedtobefast on June 30, 2012, 23:38
Can someone tell me what's going on here? Tech or damaged?

(http://cdn0.media.cyclingnews.futurecdn.net//2012/06/24/2/womrr2012_p03a_600.jpg)

looks like damage. it is hard to tell from that angle.
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on July 12, 2012, 11:14
Colnago C59 disc breaks on team edition bikes

http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=53384 (http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=53384)

(http://www.biciciclismo.com/comun/imagenes/noticias/galeria53384-005.jpg)

(http://www.biciciclismo.com/comun/imagenes/noticias/galeria53384-003.jpg)
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: krabkakes on July 24, 2012, 23:04
(http://www.slowtwitch.com/articles/images/3/49923-largest_Stayfill_starter_pack.jpg)
StayFill Review (http://www.slowtwitch.com/Products/Things_that_Roll/StayFill_Review_2943.html)
What is StayFill? According to their P.R. man, Prescott Stone, it is a proprietary gas blend that will keep your tires inflated for over a year. While they don’t list the exact ingredients, they do tell us that it is non-toxic, non-flammable, and non-ozone depleting. Nitrogen fits all of those bills, so my armchair guess is that these canisters contain mostly nitrogen. They even use the tagline that their product helps you… or perhaps – your tires – “Stay Harder, Longer”. If that doesn’t sell product, I don’t know what will.

Does it really work? After using Stayfill for several months, I can confirm that it does last longer than air. I installed it in to both mountain bikes and triathlon bikes… bikes with sealant, and without… here, there, and everywhere. StayFill works, Sam I Am - just don’t use it for green eggs and ham.
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on August 30, 2012, 11:33
(http://velonews.competitor.com/files/2012/08/NIK1230-275x320.jpg)

(http://velonews.competitor.com/files/2012/08/NIK1250-320x219.jpg)

(http://velonews.competitor.com/files/2012/08/NIK1239-266x320.jpg)

(http://velonews.competitor.com/files/2012/08/NIK1222-320x212.jpg)

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/08/bikes-and-tech/rotor-launches-power-meter-cranks-with-three-new-data-sets_236771 (http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/08/bikes-and-tech/rotor-launches-power-meter-cranks-with-three-new-data-sets_236771)
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on August 30, 2012, 11:43
Cippos new bike construction system the bond

http://vimeo.com/48071362# (http://vimeo.com/48071362#)
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on October 16, 2012, 10:59
AG porn

BMC TMR01 Windcutter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1izIGiZIQI#ws)

I have always liked BMC´s  :-[

and that is hot machine right there
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: krabkakes on November 05, 2012, 18:35
http://hiconsumption.com/2012/11/airless-bicycle-tires-by-brian-russell/ (http://hiconsumption.com/2012/11/airless-bicycle-tires-by-brian-russell/)
(http://cdn.hiconsumption.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Airless-Bicycle-Tires-by-Brian-Russell-1.jpg)
Colorado based designer Brian Russell of Britek is looking to solve this problem with his new airless bicycles tires, a technology he likes to call Energy Return Wheel. Rather than using air, the tires use rubber that has been stretched over a series of carbon nano tube reinforced composite rods that were designed to provide the same cushioning as traditional, air filled tires would provide. The best part is that the rods can be adjusted, allowing the tension on the rubber to adapt to different road conditions and terrains, improving both flexing and recoil cycling for riders.
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: esafosfina on November 05, 2012, 19:47
http://hiconsumption.com/2012/11/airless-bicycle-tires-by-brian-russell/ (http://hiconsumption.com/2012/11/airless-bicycle-tires-by-brian-russell/)
(http://cdn.hiconsumption.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Airless-Bicycle-Tires-by-Brian-Russell-1.jpg)
Colorado based designer Brian Russell of Britek is looking to solve this problem with his new airless bicycles tires, a technology he likes to call Energy Return Wheel. Rather than using air, the tires use rubber that has been stretched over a series of carbon nano tube reinforced composite rods that were designed to provide the same cushioning as traditional, air filled tires would provide. The best part is that the rods can be adjusted, allowing the tension on the rubber to adapt to different road conditions and terrains, improving both flexing and recoil cycling for riders.

Call me woefully old-fashioned but... it really doesn't take too much effort to change a tyre or tube...  :fp
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: LukasCPH on November 05, 2012, 20:52
I never got further than "instead of air, it uses rubber".
So, going back in time 120 years and using the same tires as back then is called progress now?
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on December 07, 2012, 10:14
(http://www.review.net/images/uploads/articles/cache/135483384744-630x945.jpg)

http://www.review.net/section/detail/flying-shoes/ (http://www.review.net/section/detail/flying-shoes/)

weird Bont were not able to sell their areo shoe see how this one goes
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: Capt_Cavman on December 07, 2012, 13:13
http://www.core77.com/blog/materials/ani_surabhis_biomimetic_kranium_corrugated_bicycle_helmet_is_stronger_lighter_than_traditional_eps_23981.asp (http://www.core77.com/blog/materials/ani_surabhis_biomimetic_kranium_corrugated_bicycle_helmet_is_stronger_lighter_than_traditional_eps_23981.asp)

Can't seem to copy the image.
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: Anthony Moan on December 14, 2012, 08:55
TISO wireless 12 s. GROUPSET (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U_BUqc87g8#)
Anyone saw this kool sh*t? Jesus 12 spd and wireless, I want it now!
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: Anthony Moan on December 23, 2012, 23:23
So no one have not heard about this? Where do you live folks? Jesus 8) EU is in bigger sh*t than I thought.
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: mew on December 29, 2012, 03:58
So no one have not heard about this? Where do you live folks? Jesus 8) EU is in bigger sh*t than I thought.

 ;D ;D

here Tony
http://www.cyclismas.com/2012/12/sram-unveil-prototype-electronic-shifting-system/ (http://www.cyclismas.com/2012/12/sram-unveil-prototype-electronic-shifting-system/)
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: krabkakes on May 30, 2013, 20:55
(http://www.dvice.com/sites/dvice/files/styles/media_gallery_image/public/helios7.jpg?itok=4gKOR4uk)(http://www.dvice.com/sites/dvice/files/styles/media_gallery_image/public/helios6.jpg?itok=tgqnMAx0)(http://www.dvice.com/sites/dvice/files/styles/blog_post_media/public/Helios%20handlebars.jpg?itok=5sQrN0eZ)
Welcome to the age of the smartbike (http://www.dvice.com/2013-5-23/welcome-age-smartbike)
The Helios handlebars, now on Kickstarter, are capable of making any bike smart. Armed with a super-bright headlamp, color-changing blinkers and a GPS tracker, these handlebars will make your bike safer — no matter where it is. And those features are just the tip of the pedal-powered iceberg.



Helios handlebars can connect via Bluetooth to your smartphone, allowing you to customize your biking experience. From your phone you can coordinate the colors of your blinkers, have your bike's lights pop on when you approach, and even set a color-changing visual speedometer. When the speedometer is turned on, the twin, rear-facing blinker bulbs shine red when traveling slowly, yellow then green when accelerating, and blue when you hit the neighborhood of 35 MPH.

The same lights, when acting as turn signals, are push-button activated — blinking for five seconds when tapped. And the most basic of features, the headlamp, is a CREE LED bulb which can output 500 lumens, five times the brightness of the average bike light. Helios is still in the works, but you can reserve an advance set of handlebars (in either drop or bullhorn style) over on the project's Kickstarter page for a cool 200 bucks, plus shipping.
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: Dim on June 08, 2013, 18:54
Interesting idea, although im not sure of the use..

Headlight - yes, thats useful, as mounting lights on bars is a pain in the neck (for example on mine with two sets of brake levers there is no room for a lamp)...
GPS - largely worthless really for connecting to a smartphone as they have gps built in.. Might be useful as a security feature for locating stolen bikes.
Indicator lights - totally opposed to these from a safety points of view. Drivers wont recognise them, cyclists have used hand signals for 100 years, and thats the way it should be.
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: LukasCPH on June 11, 2013, 16:32
Vacansoleil pioneer a team jersey with built-in cooling system:
http://www.nieuwsblad.be/sportwereld/cnt/DMF20130606_00613447 (http://www.nieuwsblad.be/sportwereld/cnt/DMF20130606_00613447)
(http://1.nieuwsbladcdn.be/Assets/Images_Upload/2013/06/06/4b9e4138-cec6-11e2-9451-ce0a61ed299c_web_scale_0.0611496_0.0611496__.JPG.h600.JPG)
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: Blackbandit222 on September 21, 2013, 07:02
Jamis has a new aero bike for 2014 the Xenith SL.
http://vimeo.com/73452037

And Felt has updated the AR.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yVyvGEhrwo
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on October 18, 2013, 15:26
pure and simple Bike Porn

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BW3ZzPOCIAIgkPf.png)
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: L'arri on October 18, 2013, 15:32
pure and simple Bike Porn

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BW3ZzPOCIAIgkPf.png)

Just needs a Campag Record gruppo and we're done. ;)
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: Joachim on October 18, 2013, 15:48
That looks like DA Di2, but some kind of proprietary c/set

Look are going for some pretty unusual things up the front end these days.

Still, if you want real quality, forget all this Pinarello bullsh*t and go for a Look or a Time.
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: L'arri on October 18, 2013, 17:16
That looks like DA Di2, but some kind of proprietary c/set

Look are going for some pretty unusual things up the front end these days.

Still, if you want real quality, forget all this Pinarello bullsh*t and go for a Look or a Time.

Couldn't agree more!

Yes, it's one of Look's custom (and in my humble opinion rather ugly) cranksets. Look makes a lot of fuss about how good they are vis-à-vis the vanilla ones. I had a good look at one when I was buying my more modest model.

Glad they dropped the built-in stem thing though, that didn't look nice at all! :D
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: esafosfina on October 18, 2013, 19:25
pure and simple Bike Porn

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BW3ZzPOCIAIgkPf.png)

White spokes??? AAArrrrrggghhhh! Spoils it for me... hrmph!
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: L'arri on October 18, 2013, 22:37
White spokes??? AAArrrrrggghhhh! Spoils it for me... hrmph!

Yeah, they're not "standard" Look issue and even have Look stickers on them. Bit surprised. Normally, one sees phat Mavics.

To use the old phrase of my splendid youth: yer still wunt kick 'er outer bed, wudyer?
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on October 22, 2013, 14:50
White spokes??? AAArrrrrggghhhh! Spoils it for me... hrmph!

Not if you think in terms of white cfm boots esa.

I recon you might have been there   :D   :lol
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: esafosfina on October 22, 2013, 20:34
 :lol Rumbled!!!
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: 42x16ss on October 30, 2013, 22:13
An interesting new project now on kickstarter.

http://trustmedesigner.com/2013/10/28/seil-bag-for-cyclists-signals-traffic-signs-through-led-lights/

Not quite sure how intuitive it would be to use but looks promising.
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: DB-Coop on October 30, 2013, 22:46
An interesting new project now on kickstarter.

http://trustmedesigner.com/2013/10/28/seil-bag-for-cyclists-signals-traffic-signs-through-led-lights/

Not quite sure how intuitive it would be to use but looks promising.

I doubt it would be very useful, but I suppose it would perhaps aid road rage.
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: 42x16ss on October 31, 2013, 01:24
Yeah, that's what I thought too, but I've had more than one w@nker try to tell me I shouldn't be on the road because my bike isn't "roadworthy" without indicators, brake lights etc, so it might shut up a few people.

Could also be handy when commuting in the dark though, might stop people trying to around someone getting ready to make a right hand (left hand in North America/Europe) turn.

Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: Joachim on October 31, 2013, 06:51
I doubt it would be very useful, but I suppose it would perhaps aid road rage.

Words up to five letters only, so no 'w*****', but I suppose you could have 'c***', or 'c****s' if there are passengers in the car
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: DB-Coop on October 31, 2013, 17:02
Words up to five letters only, so no 'w*****', but I suppose you could have 'c***', or 'c****s' if there are passengers in the car

Well you could just combine them really, flashing first "suck" then "my" then, well you get the picture really...

Post Merge: October 31, 2013, 17:36
Could also be handy when commuting in the dark though, might stop people trying to around someone getting ready to make a right hand (left hand in North America/Europe) turn.

I don't know about Australia, but in Denmark the rider going left would have to ride on the extreme right, then first cross straight, and then take to the space in front of the pedestrian crossing to cross when it clears to go straight again.

Post Merge: October 31, 2013, 17:38
Yeah, that's what I thought too, but I've had more than one w@nker try to tell me I shouldn't be on the road because my bike isn't "roadworthy" without indicators, brake lights etc, so it might shut up a few people.

Brake lights on a bike WTF
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: LukasCPH on October 31, 2013, 23:06
I don't know about Australia, but in Denmark the rider going left would have to ride on the extreme right, then first cross straight, and then take to the space in front of the pedestrian crossing to cross when it clears to go straight again.
And that is a rule that took me some getting used to. From Germany, I was used to just using the car lanes when turning left - and I still do it in rural areas. It's out of the question in Copenhagen of course.
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: 42x16ss on November 01, 2013, 00:23
Well you could just combine them really, flashing first "suck" then "my" then, well you get the picture really...

Post Merge: October 31, 2013, 17:36
I don't know about Australia, but in Denmark the rider going left would have to ride on the extreme right, then first cross straight, and then take to the space in front of the pedestrian crossing to cross when it clears to go straight again.

Post Merge: October 31, 2013, 17:38
Brake lights on a bike WTF

Yeah, I know but the type of person I'm talking about doesn't think that way. Actually, I'm not sure if the type of person I'm talking about can think at all :D
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: DB-Coop on November 01, 2013, 09:08
And that is a rule that took me some getting used to. From Germany, I was used to just using the car lanes when turning left - and I still do it in rural areas. It's out of the question in Copenhagen of course.

Have to say going left in car lanes seems like a huge hazard, imagine coming down H.C. Andersen's Boulevard and having to go left on Stormgade, one would have to cross 3 lanes of traffic to get to the left lane, and then manage to cross another 3 to make it across, did that work in Germany at all?
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: LukasCPH on November 01, 2013, 16:47
Have to say going left in car lanes seems like a huge hazard, imagine coming down H.C. Andersen's Boulevard and having to go left on Stormgade, one would have to cross 3 lanes of traffic to get to the left lane, and then manage to cross another 3 to make it across, did that work in Germany at all?
You have to remember that I grew up in a relatively small town. The widest road we have is three lanes (in all directions). It would be far too dangerous in a big city, be it Hamburg, Berlin or Copenhagen - but I don't see why it shouldn't be allowed in, say, Helsingør or Svendborg.
Also, the difference between Germany and Denmark is that in Germany bikes sometimes don't have separate bike paths (as opposed to Denmark, where they are literally everywhere) and (have to) use the road on par with cars. And then you're normally treated as if you were a (small, and slow) car.
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: DB-Coop on November 01, 2013, 20:59
You have to remember that I grew up in a relatively small town. The widest road we have is three lanes (in all directions). It would be far too dangerous in a big city, be it Hamburg, Berlin or Copenhagen - but I don't see why it shouldn't be allowed in, say, Helsingør or Svendborg.
Also, the difference between Germany and Denmark is that in Germany bikes sometimes don't have separate bike paths (as opposed to Denmark, where they are literally everywhere) and (have to) use the road on par with cars. And then you're normally treated as if you were a (small, and slow) car.

Honestly at all non traffic light crossings it is pretty much de facto the rule.
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on January 31, 2014, 08:23
not new but cool vid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpWteZ3auS4
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: August on February 03, 2014, 20:12
Very interesting looking and unique new saddle design. I'd be interested in trying one of these out to see how they feel.

(http://cdn.mos.bikeradar.com/images/news/2014/02/03/1391208816706-1q4ijpixyz0z4-670-80.jpg)

(http://cdn.mos.bikeradar.com/images/news/2014/02/03/1391208816719-c09ha6seyduq-670-80.jpg)

http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/article/chiropractor-launches-unique-infinity-saddle--39783/
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on May 07, 2014, 06:02
no idea where this goes , but this is gold

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ia12NJ_cPbc
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: L'arri on May 27, 2014, 11:28
Well, I am sad to see this day arrive:

(http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2014/05/27/2/1401159324623_73eohc8lodld_700_80_670.jpg)

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/new-campagnolo-mechanical-groups-first-look

From the company that brought us the Delta brake and the earliest edition of Ergopower levers that looked like they had been fashioned by the Greek gods, Campagnolo's chainsets have always, always been things of beauty. Aesthetically perfect, in contrast with Shimano and all the other also-rans except perhaps the very last of the Sachs-Huret gruppos in the early 90s.

RIP...

(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/2773/crecord2ys8.jpg)

Let us hope it is just a fad.
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on November 12, 2014, 12:29
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Sg_ch8B0fM

see if Laz like this or starts crying  :D
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: L'arri on November 12, 2014, 14:18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Sg_ch8B0fM

see if Laz like this or starts crying  :D

UCI ruling in 1.. 2..

Srsly though, I'm all for proper industrial design processes but I hope they paid Evans handsomely.

Because as you can see with those silly blades needed at the bottom of the bars "for extra stiffness", the practical result is ridiculous.

Of course, if this turns out someday to be the industry standard integrated handlebar-computer-braking solution then I'll eat my kevlar-reinforced aerodynamic hat.
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on November 12, 2014, 14:23
And with that I have a new signature  :D
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: LukasCPH on November 16, 2014, 16:29
No. Just no.
I'll gladly take any abuse of being technology-unfriendly, seeped in nostalgia, stopping progress etc. if only that could stop disgraces like that ... thing ... (can't even get myself to call it a handlebar) from seeing the light of day.
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on November 24, 2014, 16:02
https://twitter.com/BMCProTeam/status/536910522030252033
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: L'arri on November 24, 2014, 16:45
https://twitter.com/BMCProTeam/status/536910522030252033

I love 3T and all who sail in her, but this is a genuflection at the altar of ephemeral hipsterism. And possibly a minor fillip for cycling safety.
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on March 31, 2015, 13:03
https://twitter.com/BicyclingMag/status/582875281720901632
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on November 18, 2015, 14:38
https://twitter.com/SSbike/status/666988358669877250
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: LukasCPH on November 18, 2015, 21:00
https://twitter.com/SSbike/status/666988358669877250
Interesting article.

A 1x11 gear setup seems to have merits if the terrain isn't too varied - crits, flat races with next to no hills etc.

But I think it won't become widespread, for one reason: Pros won't ride it.
And the average race bike buyer won't want things that pros don't ride: Triple chainrings are almost anathema, compacts are only slowly getting accepted (but still eyed warily), and everybody wants a 53x11 on their bike - because 'the pros have it'. A thorough analysis of time spent in various gears would be interesting, and probably surprise a lot of people.

The purchase of a race bike often has little to do with reason. That's not necessarily bad; we need some things in life that aren't economised through-and-through.


Disclaimer: I run a 52-40-30 triple[1] with a ten-speed 12-25 cassette on my bike.
 1. oh the horror! :o
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: Carlo Algatrensig on November 22, 2015, 18:17
https://twitter.com/SSbike/status/666988358669877250

I might be imagining this but I think Tony Martin used a 1x11 setup in the Worlds TT a couple of years ago.

He had something like a 56 at the front with an 11-32 cassette at the back.
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on November 22, 2015, 18:20
I might be imagining this but I think Tony Martin used a 1x11 setup in the Worlds TT a couple of years ago.

He had something like a 56 at the front with an 11-32 cassette at the back.

really cool

It makes a lot of sense especially for us road warriors, I think
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: lucprevost on November 22, 2015, 18:48
I think a lot of awnsers could be coming from Rohloff's type of back wheel hub :

«The diagram below shows a comparison between a 27-speed derailleur gear system and the Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14. There is no difference between the range of gears and the range of effective gears. Next to this is the optimum, evenly increased speeds of the Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14. Impossible for the derailleur gear system is the shifting speed and the possibility of shifting through all gears with just one shifter whilst stationary or whilst pedaling. Just like the derailleur system, the range of gears can be taylored to the riders individual wishes whether that be for a faster or a slower riding style.»


http://mbe.io/1XjjeeX

Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: LukasCPH on November 22, 2015, 18:53
I think a lot of awnsers could be coming from Rohloff's type of back wheel hub :
Hub gears on a race bike? Heresy!!!




;)
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: lucprevost on November 23, 2015, 13:50
Heresy like disk brake ?  :cool
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on November 30, 2015, 08:51
There is no heresy that even comes close to the unmitigated evil that is putting disc brakes on a road or 'cross bike!!!!!   :angry :angry :angry :angry

  :D

I am looking into disc brakes for my next road bike  :s
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: LukasCPH on November 30, 2015, 10:43
I am looking into disc brakes for my next road bike  :s
Close the borders! This man can not be allowed to leave Sweden!!



:D
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: Jimmythecuckoo on November 30, 2015, 16:31
I wasn't... and then this happened...
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: LukasCPH on November 30, 2015, 21:11
Fus - I'd like to register a complaint about JSG with you moderators
Rest assured that we have the individual in question under very strict surveillance and are considering what further steps to take.



 ;)
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: just some guy on December 01, 2015, 09:49
and to pee you off some more I kind of like this one

(http://www.bmc-switzerland.com/fileadmin/_processed_/csm_Bike_Zoom_Headerimage_3800_1441_MY16_GF01_Disc_Ultegra_Di2_side_white_4317f462c0.png)
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: Drummer Boy on August 30, 2016, 03:06
Tour de France Champion Greg LeMond Signs Groundbreaking Carbon Fiber Agreement with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160829006000/en/Tour-de-France-Champion-Greg-LeMond-Signs)

New manufacturing process yields high volume, low cost carbon fiber for transportation, renewable energy, and infrastructure.


...and bikes? :slow

What about the bikes? I don't see anything specifically about bikes.  :shh


Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: LukasCPH on August 30, 2016, 06:53
...and bikes? :slow

What about the bikes? I don't see anything specifically about bikes.  :shh
Cycling is a niche in the context of the business world. ;)
I'd say bikes are covered by 'transportation markets'.
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: LukasCPH on September 20, 2016, 20:42
Does this count as a new technological feature?
http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest-news/bike-manufacturer-reduces-delivery-damage-70-per-cent-printing-tv-box-285180 (http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest-news/bike-manufacturer-reduces-delivery-damage-70-per-cent-printing-tv-box-285180)

A Dutch bike manufacturer has started printing flatscreen TVs on their bike boxes - and shipping damage is way down. :cool
(https://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/09/CrisIzuWEAAJKTl-630x427.jpg)
Title: Re: new techno features released
Post by: LukasCPH on September 26, 2016, 16:50
Kinda sorta fits in here ...
https://twitter.com/peteaylward/status/780372893398134785

When will cyclists stop littering wherever they go? A gel wrapper doesn't take up much space.
To give the cyclists a helping hand, when will cycling kit manufacturers start (or rather, continue) incorporating 'waste pockets' in their jerseys?

Saur-Sojasun had jerseys with extra pockets (http://inrng.com/2011/10/saur-sojasuns-rubbish-jersey/) for empty wrappers. You can see them on this picture, they're the green parts of the side panels:
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1d/Saur_Sojasun_victoire_Albi_RDS_2012.jpg/743px-Saur_Sojasun_victoire_Albi_RDS_2012.jpg)
Whatever happened to this brilliant idea?