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We have seen many new products for the bike in general, the remote dropping seat post (gravity dropper), a steering damper (hopey), and an internal shifting hub (rohloff). What is the next gadget, for lack of a better term, you would like to see come out or be made?
 

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Dunno....

dosh142 said:
We have seen many new products for the bike in general, the remote dropping seat post (gravity dropper), a steering damper (hopey), and an internal shifting hub (rohloff). What is the next gadget, for lack of a better term, you would like to see come out or be made?
what are really the weak points on mountian bikes these days?

Derailleurs, which leads to issues such as chainsuck, busted deraulleurs, etc. Addressed by Rolhoff, but with added drag and weight.

Flat tires, largely addressed by tubeless tires, but UST leads to its own issues.

Suspension pivots, which need to occasional replacement, and more maintanence.

I guess further development will be the areas of gearing. I think what is holding most people back from internal gearing is cost and weight. If somebody comes out with a lighter usable internal gear hub that holds up to mountain use, it would probably finally kill the deraileur.
 

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I have one

How about a bike with a ballast system in the frame and fork. This would help keep the bike balanced, and selfishly, help me avoid the inevitable falls and endos associated with my mediocre riding skills.

Bob
 
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