We’ve just returned from Eurobike, the world’s most significant cycle trade show, where we were on a mission to find the best tech coming to a road or trail near you.
Use the comments section below to let us know what you think about all the new bikes, components and more.
One of the most photographed bikes at this year’s Eurobike trade show, Driven is CeramicSpeed’s concept drivetrain that has been designed in partnership with the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Colorado, to set a new standard in efficiency, removing the chain and derailleur for maximum power transfer.
According to CeramicSpeed, Driven creates 49% less friction when compared to the market leading drivetrain. “A traditional chain and derailleur drivetrain contains eight points of sliding friction, which is generated from the articulation of the chain at these points. Driven impressively eliminates all eight points of sliding friction.”
Driven uses CeramicSpeed bearings in a pinion style drive shaft system – there’s a total of 21 bearings which transfer torque from the front ring through the drive shaft, then onto the 13-speed rear cog.
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