New Motion Labs reinvents the sprocket and aims to showcase radical new drivetrain design at the Olympics

British engineering firm's tooth design claims to improve efficiency by one per cent and reduce wear by 30 per cent – and works with standard chains

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British engineering company New Motion Labs has unveiled a radical new sprocket design that it claims increases efficiency, reduces wear and works with a standard roller chain.

New Motion Labs CEO and founder Marcel Fowler told Cycling Weekly that the technology is patented, has already been licensed to manufacturers and is available to preorder, and that his strategy is for it to be used in the velodrome at the Tokyo Olympics, with it moving into road cycling later.

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.