Where to put that pesky shock reservoir? CSG, owners of Cannondale, plans to hide it in the top tube of what may be a new Scalpel or Habit. The patent mentions the use of electro mechanical actuators and accelerometers to activate a lockout with a blow-off, and the possibility of connecting it to the Lefty fork.
USPTO Application #20160046346 by Cycling Sports Group, Inc. – Bicycle suspension system
A bicycle includes a frame having a plurality of frame members that includes a first frame member, and a suspension system. The suspension system includes a first portion and a second portion fluidly coupled via hydraulic fluid to the first portion. The first portion is disposed external of the first frame member, and the second portion is disposed internal to the first frame member.
Looks like VP Components has come up with a way to make wide range cassettes a little more affordable while still using the XD driver body.
USPTO Application #20160083045 by Vp Components Co., Ltd. – Chain wheel assembly and chain wheel device using it
The present invention provides a chain wheel assembly and chain wheel device using it, wherein the chain wheel device includes a driver, a switching sleeve, plural chain wheels with different diameter sizes, plural connectors, and a fastener. Therein, the driver is connected to a wheel hub of a back wheel of a bicycle for transmitting a torque. One end of the switching sleeve is screwed to the driver. The chain wheels, axially stacked from the largest one to the smallest…
What is Yeti Cycles up to? This patent application details a linkage system that is far from traditional. Note how the links are crooked in the frame. The patent shows a number of possible designs with various axle paths.
USPTO Application #20160083043 by Yeti Cycling, Llc – Link suspension system
A bicycle includes a frame having a longitudinal axis, a first member, and a first pivot link assembly including a first link configured to rotate around a first pivot point. The first pivot point may have a first axis of rotation that is non-orthogonal to the longitudinal axis of the first frame, and the first frame may be coupled with the first member through the first pivot link assembly. Some examples also include a second pivot link assembly including a second link…