Bike’s Handlebars Change Position To Adapt To Various Terrains [Pics]

Concept bike 'CERV', which was unveiled last month at the Eurobike exhibition, proposes dynamically changing the handlebars to adjust to different...

Emma Hutchings
Emma Hutchings on September 12, 2012.

The Continuously Ergonomic Race Vehicle (CERV) is a concept based on Cannondale’s radical vision for a bike that was forkless, chainless, and dynamically adjustable. This was developed into a working prototype by Priority Designs, who created a bike that changes the position of the handlebars to adjust to different types of terrain.

The CERV features a dynamically adjustable headset that moves both fore-and-aft and up-and-down. The genius lies in achieving the above without altering the seat-to-crank height. This system puts the rider in an optimal position based on the terrain. The headset translates forward and down for a clean, low-drag position when descending. When climbing, it moves up and back, creating a more upright position for maximum leverage on the crank.

CERV was unveiled last month at the Eurobike exhibition and you can click through to see pictures of the bike below:

Priority Designs