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’?
We’ve been chatting in the BikeRadarPodcast 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?Lauf
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Riding since the age of 13, Technical Editor Tom has ridden hundreds of bikes over the past few years, from aero race bikes to EWS-ready enduro rigs, with a fair few others in between. Most likely found in the woods practicing his scandi-flicks.