Campagnolo patent applications suggest an e-bike hub, crank-based power meter and wireless shifting are all coming

Italian groupset manufacturer could be looking to match or even surpass the tech of its Japanese and US rivals

Campagnolo files US patent for device that could be a rear hub for an ebike
(Image credit: Campagnolo)

If its patent applications are anything to go by, Campagnolo’s Vincenza-based boffins have been particularly busy of late.

We reported in late 2021 on a US application the Italian brand had filed earlier in the year. The 18-page document suggested that a crank-based power meter was on the cards, something its groupset rivals Shimano and SRAM already offer. 

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Freelance writer

Luke Friend has worked as a writer, editor and copywriter for twenty five years. Across books, magazines and websites, he's covered a broad range of topics for a range of clients including Major League Baseball, the National Trust and the NHS. He has an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University and is a qualified bicycle mechanic. He has been a cycling enthusiast from an early age, partly due to watching the Tour de France on TV. He's a keen follower of bike racing to this day as well as a regular road and gravel rider.