Thirty years ago, 1980, bicycles were the same design that they were since safety bicycles were developed. I really doubt people were thinking of time trial bikes or some of the modern aerodynamic innovations brought to bikes these days; shimano di2 was not even thought about either.
The first time I used indexed or even non down tube based shifters was pretty mind blowing for me. SRAM Rival is a dream. I still don’t really grasp the technical standpoint and need for anything more. Not sure what the future has for us, but Its kind of fascinating and almost scary to think.
Will we really have spoke less wheels or things like that in the future; are we ready for things like this? Are they economically viable?
Do we really want proprietary electronics already installed into a bike? speedtraps and what not are dandy, but I mean pre-installed flashlights or electric motors. These kinds of things are not hot with me?
What about you? What do you think bikes of the future will lean toward?