Sunday, August 2, 2009

Cannondale's Power Suspension System

Cannondale is bringing a new level of electronics to bicycling. According to this patent application, Cannondale has been working on an integrated electronic control system that will let a user adjust rebound and dampening settings for front and rear suspension electronically. The unit is powered by an on-board battery and motor. It is operated through an integrated user interface that will also provide data (obtained from built-in sensors) relating to speed, incline, and tire pressure (among other things). This is motorcycle level electronics coming to bicycles. Some images from the patent application are below.

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