Bike parts research
I’m doing some research for a product design project based on specialized bikes. If you could give me some answers it would be great!
Is there anything that you would like on a bike that isn’t already available? Is there something that annoys you when riding that you think could be improved? And do you think there is a gap in the market anywhere? And if so where?
ThanksPosted 4 years agoGarry_LagerSubscriber
There are no easy pickings in bike product innovation, ISTM. 650b is a cry for help, really. A creatively bankrupt step from an industry that cannot picture the future of mountain biking. (in part because it looks like the present).
Think there’s more space in related areas like clothing, protection, mapping, lifestyle bollox etc. Don’t think anyone would say we’ve arrived there.Posted 4 years agofizzicistMember
Hub gear system in bottom bracket?
Anti-squat kinematic front suspension?
Two Wheel drive?
Helium filled frame?
Twin rotor disc brakes?
An 853 Steel 29er hardtail which rides like the BMX I had as a kid? Oh hang on…Cy Turner designed that….can I have it in Custard Yellow?Posted 4 years agojamesoSubscriber
more ergonomics bars
Bingo.. imo. There’s some good starting points as well as room for new ideas there. I’ve been cutting and rejoining old bars trying an idea out recently. Fashion is against you tho.
How about a pump that can do tubes and shocks so you always have a shock pump for fettling on the trail without carrying 2 pumps
You’ll probably end up with one pump that weighs the about the same as the other 2 )Posted 4 years agouwe-rMember
You can have this idea for free:Posted 4 years agono_eyed_deerMember
A dropper seat post that uses the frame/seat tube as the cylinder for the uppy-downy piston-thingamy.
When you think about it it is slightly preposterous fitting a thing-within-a-thing-within-a-thing to allow the seat to move up and down, when it could simply be a thing-within-a-thing (the seat tube)..
…did any of that make sense?? 😕Posted 4 years ago
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