What do you think the bi­cy­cle will be like 100 years from now?

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Just like phones, tele­vi­sions, fridges, ket­tles, cars... Will be like the smart lawn mow­ers which peo­ple who are too lazy to mow their lawn use. You’ll put on your 3D glasses and sit on your smart couch eat­ing syn­thetic food and go for a vir­tual cy­cle. Why? Be­cause who’d want to cy­cle a bike? Don’t al­low this to hap­pen. We’re the cre­ators of tech­nol­ogy. We have de­stroyed our lives in a tech­nobub­ble.

Mau­rice Ouille

It will be a lux­ury of the past. Car­los Sanchez

Graphene frames that con­duct elec­tric­ity and not only give real-time bio­met­rics and per­for­mance num­bers and do every­thing elec­tron­i­cally, but also ping ve­hi­cle radars and charge your phone.

Tom Mid­daugh

When the UCI stops cre­at­ing th­ese de­vel­op­ment-hat­ing rules, things will change. The bike weight is­sue, rider po­si­tion, disc brakes… The de­vel­op­ment po­ten­tial is there to have a su­per­bike, but the in­ter­est is not be­cause pros are man­dated to ride a bike that fits strict pa­ram­e­ters.

Da­mon Ep­pler

Con­tin­u­ously vari­able trans­mis­sion. Adap­tive aero and po­si­tion based on power out­put and wind con­di­tions. We’ll prob­a­bly still get punc­tures though.

Paul Oz

Two wheels, frame. You know, the usual stuff.

Si­mon Mc­cor­mack

Prob­a­bly non-ex­is­tent as driver­less cars won’t even spot us, and if they do their judge­ment will prob­a­bly be pro­grammed that cy­clists are dis­pos­able!

Neil Simp­son Biodegrad­able. Mark Croft

One of the great things about bikes is that they haven’t changed very much. The mod­ern ge­om­e­try of the so-called ‘safety bi­cy­cle’, i.e. the equal wheel, di­a­mond shaped frame is fairly sim­i­lar now to when it was in­vented in the 1880s. The com­po­nents and ma­te­ri­als have im­proved, but the ba­sic de­sign re­mains the same. I, for one, hope they don’t change all that much.

Oliver Neil­son

We will have rid­er­less bi­cy­cles. Ev­ery­one will be able to par­tic­i­pate in the Tour de France via an app on their smart­phone.

Neil Jack­man

Y-frame made from nan­otube/graphene equiv­a­lent. CVT style in­fi­nite gear­ing, con­tained in­ter­nal driv­e­train, solid tyres, sin­gle-sided fork and pos­si­bly rear, wire­less elec­tronic brak­ing.

Cody Clark

Frames will have adapt­able hinges that al­low the ge­om­e­try to change in re­sponse to speed, power and torque, low­er­ing the cen­tre of grav­ity and adapt­ing chain length au­to­mat­i­cally to sup­ply op­ti­mal power trans­mis­sion.

Wayne Walker

Back to the fu­ture? B.G. Bow­den’s 1946 de­sign in­cluded a hub dy­namo/mo­tor

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