Road bike tech that failed | Top 5 dead ends

Being an early adopter in cycling means you get to be first to ride exciting new tech. There is a downside though in that sometimes new concepts just don’t catch on, and they get abandoned by the wayside.

Road bike tech has undergone seismic changes in recent years, with disc brakes, electronic shifting and other new tech disrupting the status quo and taking over at the top end.

These advances have brought great benefits to riders, but spawned numerous orphaned, obsolete or simply downright inelegant products. Here are our top five road tech dead ends.

1. Hydraulic rim brakes


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Aptera and its solar car are back from the dead

A decade ago, a small electric vehicle startup died. But now it’s back from the dead — and so is the government program that helped kill it.

This zombie company, called Aptera, is once again trying to sell people on a curious idea: an ultra-efficient three-wheeled electric vehicle powered, in part, by solar panels. And like a bad sequel, one of the villains from the first go-round is back, too: the Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program. The same program that famously saved Tesla from an early collapse also helped deliver the death blow to Aptera and a

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Morning News Update: Man shot and killed outside of Advanced Auto Parts in Macon, Milledgeville Police investigating after dead body found following vehicle fire – 41NBC News

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False news reports claim Elon Musk is dead after Tesla factory explosion

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Reports circulating on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram claim that tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is dead following a “Tesla factory explosion”. The claim is false; the reports are not genuine news articles and there are no credible reports of Musk’s death as of March 9, 2021. 

The report was shared in this Instagram post on March 6, 2021.

“Elon Musk declared dead after Tesla factory explosion,” the headline on an article featured in the post reads. The logo of Fox News is partly visible in the top-left corner. 

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Infiniti Q60 Project Black Is Dead, Joins Q50 Eau Rouge in Car Valhalla

Remember the Infiniti Q60 Project Black S that the premium brand unveiled back in 2018 with F1 technology and rumored production plans? Well, it’s dead and buried! Just like the Q50 Eau Rouge, the Q60 Project Black S has been scrapped and won’t see the light of day.
Rumors of a production version of the Project Black S have been flying around ever since the concept car debuted in 2018. Infiniti built a couple of prototypes, tested them on the race track, and its creator, Ronald Krueger, was reportedly pushing it for production. So what happened?

Krueger left Infiniti to

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