U.S. Patent No. 8,092,329
A long time in the works, this U.S. Patent titled “Bicycle Chain Rings with Ramps” covers elements of the shifting technology we at Synthesis have been working on for the past several years. The patent was finally awarded Jan, 2012 after several years in incubation.
This is one of several patents on the technology behind the World’s Fastest Shifting Chainrings. Originally known as Radical Ramp technology, you can see the WickWerks Web Site to see why it is now referenced as BRIDGE Shift Technology. Read WickWerks.com for more information.
If by some chance you think the technology is not for real, look who’s using it. Some of the fastest riders around — particularly in Cyclocross — where these rings have adorned many a bike ridden to World Cup and World Championship podiums. Moreover, it’s our belief that if others had adopted this technology, the 1X craze would never have started — there would be no reason since with this technology the front shifting is quick, exact, and pleasurable.
Bicycle chainrings with this technology are available for sale at your local bike shop, or at WickWerks.com. If you ‘re a cyclist, you owe it to yourself to see what you’re missing.