BikeRadar TechTalk Podcast: Have we reached ‘peak bike’?

Are there any big advances in bicycle tech around the corner? We discuss this in our latest TechTalk Podcast

Aero bike with concept chainless drivetrain in wind tunnel

We’ve seen great leaps in bike tech over the years that have greatly improved our road bikes: frame materials, compact geometry, electronic groupsets and disc brakes to name a few. But where will things go next and is there another round of improvements still to come? Or have we, as we suspect, reached ‘peak bike’?

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We’ve been chatting in the BikeRadar Podcast studio about what’s changed over the years and whether we are going to see any step-changes in road bike tech.

We reckon there are a few areas yet to be exploited, but the bulk is likely to have already been sorted – at least until the UCI shakes the rule book up.

Illustration showing patent applications for Lauf rear leaf-spring suspension – could this be the next big thing?
Illustration showing patent applications for Lauf rear leaf-spring suspension – could this be the next big thing?
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