Bikes could soon use AI to think for themselves, Shimano patent suggests

January 11, 2024

Published earlier this week, the patent for a “learning model” details a product that draws on artificial intelligence (AI) to control dropper seatposts, front suspension and saddle tilt.

The device, a small screen attached to the handlebar, is designed to learn from a rider’s preferences in different situations, in order to wirelessly automate changes itself mid-ride through “telescopic mechanisms”. CW