The CeramicSpeed 'Driven' gear system is designed to eliminate the need for traditional bicycle chains and increase efficiency to keep riders focused on riding rather than their equipment.
The gear system is presently in the prototype phase and works by integrating a series of ceramic ballbearings that reduce the friction created with traditional chain systems by 49%. This is achieved in an ornate package that could revolutionize the experience of riding a bike by eliminating unnecessary components in favor of mechanically superior solutions. The system has been developed into a 13-speed option that identifies how a bike can be made to supercharge efficiency and keep riders feeling agile on the road.
The CeramicSpeed 'Driven' gear system has been developed by the brand and the University of Colorado Mechanical Engineering Department.