Trek granted patent on IsoSpeed technology

By Steve Frothingham

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle has been granted a utility patent on the technology behind its IsoSpeed feature, an adjustable compliance system incorporated into some of the company’s road, gravel, cyclocross and mountain bike frames. The company first introduced the feature on its Domane endurance road bikes.

Patent 10,086,899, issued Tuesday, was awarded to Trek’s Tim Hartung and Steven Moechnig. The patent background section reads, “The present invention relates to bicycles and, more particularly, to bicycle frames with adjustable compliance. Riders may desire different levels of compliance in their bicycles. Further, riders may desire to alter compliance in their bicycles based on riding conditions. Therefore, new and improved ways to modify and control compliance in bicycle frames are needed.”

The patent can be viewed on the U.S. Patent and Trademarket Office website.