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.
Automakers are trimming off the good, the bad, and the run-of-the-mill vehicles from their listings so they can introduce newer car models this year. In the same way that expiration and death are inevitable in the human world, sales, technology, and government standards turn the market from car models that do not generate any profits.
In essence, that is not to say that discontinued cars are bad. On the contrary, you will hear praises from most car owners whose practical, rugged, and useful vehicles could tow convicts as well as foodstuffs without a protest or a high maintenance bill. Regardless
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