Leaked Patent: Shimano Designs An Electric Dropper Post and More

Sneak Peak: Shimano’s Latest Patent For Electronic Components

We recently spoke with Daniel Bacon, a patent engineer and the founded of wheelbased.com to get an idea of new products to come. Immediately capturing our attention was a patent from Shimano reveling a design for an electric dropper post along with other electronic controls. Could we be riding this new design from Shimano in the near future,  at this point we don’t know, but we hope to be the first to confirm these parts should they become reality.

“Shimano’s patent is a high level introduction to their wireless dropper and shifting, and also adding wireless fork control. So, Shimano is probably going to introduce a system to compete with the SRAM AXS soon.” – Daniel Bacon

See more patents like this in an upcoming article of Mountain Bike Action Magazine.

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