US Pat. No. 9,500,254

BICYCLE DAMPER

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A damper for a bicycle, comprising:
a primary unit comprising a damper tube;
a piston rod that supports a main piston, wherein said main piston is movable within said damper chamber of said primary unit,
said main piston and said damper tube at least partially defining a compression chamber and a rebound chamber;

a reservoir tube that is outside of said compression chamber of said damper tube, the reservoir tube comprising a reservoir
fluid chamber;

an inertia valve within said reservoir tube;
a flow path connecting said reservoir fluid chamber and said compression chamber of said primary tube, said inertia valve
being responsive to terrain-induced forces and not responsive to rider-induced forces when said damper is assembled to the
bicycle,

further comprising a damping valve in said reservoir tube, said damping valve comprising a piston with multiple ports and
a shim stack, wherein when said inertia valve is open or closed, said damping valve opens when there is a predetermined fixed
opening force on said damping valve, wherein the predetermined fixed opening force is 25 pounds.

US Pat. No. 9,308,961

BICYCLE FRAME WITH CONVERTIBLE DROPOUTS

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle comprising:
a wheel including a wheel axle; and
a bicycle frame supported by the wheel, the frame including a wheel support coupled to the wheel, the wheel support including:
an axle opening having a first width, at least a portion of the wheel axle being positioned in the axle opening;
a first axle slot contiguous with the axle opening, the first axle slot having a second width that is less than the first
width and sized to accommodate a first hub having an end with a first diameter; and

a second axle slot contiguous with the axle opening, the second axle slot having a third width larger than the second width
and sized to accommodate a second hub having an end with a second diameter that is different from the first diameter,

wherein the wheel axle portion positioned in the axle opening has a diameter that is larger than the second width of the first
axle slot.

US Pat. No. 9,481,202

PLUG FOR A TUBELESS BICYCLE WHEEL

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle wheel comprising:
a hub;
a rim coupled to the hub and having an annular panel with inner and outer surfaces, the annular panel including an access
hole defining inner and outer edges corresponding with the inner and outer surfaces, the access hole having a hole area sized
to facilitate passage of a nipple; and

a plug positioned over the access hole, the plug including:
a cap having an upper surface and a lower surface, and a cap area larger than the hole area;
a plurality of legs extending from the cap and through the access hole, the legs spaced apart from each other around the periphery
of the cap such that gaps are defined between the legs; and

a barb protruding radially from one or more of the legs to at least partially engage the inner edge of the annular panel,
wherein each of the gaps extends from distal ends of adjacent legs toward the cap and terminates short of a plane defined
by the lower surface; wherein the plug further includes a resilient member compressed between the cap and the outer surface
of the annular panel; wherein the resilient member has an unstressed thickness, wherein the resilient member has a stressed
thickness when compressed between the cap and the outer surface, and wherein the stressed thickness is 50 to 95 percent of
the unstressed thickness; wherein each barb has a contact surface spaced from a lower surface of the cap by a distance, and
wherein the distance corresponds to a thickness of the annular panel and the stressed thickness of the resilient member.

US Pat. No. 9,457,867

BICYCLE BRAKE ASSEMBLY

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. An aerodynamic bicycle brake system for applying a braking force to a wheel, the aerodynamic bicycle brake system comprising:
a bicycle frame having a seat tube including upper and lower ends, at least one seat stay connected to the seat tube adjacent
the seat tube upper end and at least one chainstay connected to the seat tube adjacent the seat tube lower end;

a rear brake arm pivotally coupled to the seat tube intermediate the seat tube upper and lower ends; and
a rear brake pad coupled to the rear brake arm, the rear brake pad comprising a rear braking surface positioned to engage
a rear wheel rim when the rear brake arm pivots in a direction toward the rear wheel rim,

wherein the seat tube comprises an integral air deflector positioned adjacent the rear brake arm, the air deflector shaped
to reduce an aerodynamic footprint of the rear brake arm.

US Pat. No. 9,518,630

BICYCLE AIR SPRING

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. An air spring comprising:
a first member and a second member, wherein the second member slideably moves relative to the first member when the air spring
is compressed or extended;

a pressurized first chamber including a gas, the first chamber located substantially within the first member;
a first piston affixed to the second member and configured to slideably move relative to the first chamber;
a pressurized second chamber adjacent the first piston and opposite the first chamber;
wherein the first piston is configured to seal the first chamber from the second chamber;
the air spring configured such that the first piston moves towards the first chamber during compression of the air spring
and the first piston moves away from the first chamber during extension of the air spring, wherein as said first piston moves
towards the first chamber during compression of the air spring, said first piston pushes at least a portion of said gas within
said first chamber in a direction opposite said first piston;

a second piston disposed within the first member and configured to slideably move relative to the first chamber;
a third member disposed within the first member and positioned external to the second member, the third member comprising
a pressurized third chamber adjacent the second piston;

wherein the second piston is configured to seal the first chamber from the third chamber; and
wherein the air spring is configured such that the at least a portion of the gas within the first chamber moved by the first
piston in a direction opposite the first piston moves the second piston away from the first chamber when the pressure inside
the first chamber is greater than the pressure inside the third chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,580,141

BICYCLE FRAME WITH IMPROVED BATTERY MOUNT

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle comprising:
a front wheel and a rear wheel cooperatively defining a central plane and forward and rearward directions;
a front fork supported by the front wheel;
a frame supported by the front fork and the rear wheel;
a battery pivotally attachable to the frame by pivoting the battery between a first position and a second position; and
a pivot interface between the battery and the frame, the pivot interface including:
a pivot mount defining a recess in one of the frame and the battery; and
an eccentric boss on the other of the frame and the battery, the boss having a first boss width that is insertable into the
recess when the battery is in the first position, and the boss further having a second boss width larger than the first boss
width and creating an interference fit with the recess when the battery is in the second position, wherein at least one of
the pivot mount recess and the boss is resilient in order to accommodate the interference fit.

US Pat. No. 9,242,691

BICYCLE WITH AERODYNAMIC UPPER HEAD TUBE

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle comprising:
front and rear wheels; and
a longitudinal frame supported at each end by the wheels,
the frame including a main frame having a head tube and a top tube, wherein the top tube is secured to the head tube at an
intersection spaced from an upper end of the head tube,

the intersection having a first lateral width perpendicular to the longitudinal frame, and
the head tube above the intersection including a tapered portion that tapers upward to a second lateral width narrower than
the first lateral width, and

the head tube above the tapered portion including a flared portion that flares upward to a third lateral width wider than
the second lateral width,

wherein a horizontal cross-section taken through the tapered portion has an oblong shape perpendicular to the second lateral
width, and

wherein a horizontal cross-section taken through the flared portion has an oblong shape perpendicular to the third lateral
width,

wherein the tapered portion and the flared portion define an external surface of the frame.

US Pat. No. 9,328,793

BICYCLE WITH SUSPENSION

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A shock absorber comprising:
a spring assembly comprising:
a gas cylinder having an inner surface;
a piston that engages the inner surface, the gas cylinder and piston defining a gas chamber and a negative gas chamber, wherein
the gas chamber is separated from the negative gas chamber by the piston;

a first Schrader or Presta valve configured to adjust the pressure within the gas cylinder by filling the gas chamber with
air;

a port to provide access into the gas cylinder to adjust the pressure within the gas cylinder;
a second Schrader or Presta valve providing the only access into and out of the gas cylinder through the port and configured
for allowing air to escape to adjust the sag position; and

a bypass channel located at the port to permit fluid to bypass the piston to equalize the pressure in the gas cylinder between
the gas chamber and the negative gas chamber on either side of the port.

US Pat. No. 9,550,543

ADJUSTABLE ASSEMBLY FOR BICYCLES AND METHODS OF USING SAME

Specialized Bicycle Compo...

1. A method of adjusting the vertical position of a bicycle component, comprising:
securing an adjustable assembly to a bicycle, the assembly comprising:
a first support;
a second support slidably movable relative to the first support, the second support comprising an expansion portion within
the first support and configured to engage at least an inner surface of the first support when the expansion portion is in
an expanded position;

a biasing assembly configured to urge the first support away from the second support; and
an actuator configured to selectively permit the expansion portion to be either in (i) a locked orientation wherein the expansion
portion is maintained in the expanded position, or (ii) an unlocked orientation wherein the expansion portion is generally
allowed to move into a retracted position, wherein the expansion portion is normally biased into the locked orientation by
the actuator;

wherein the first support is configured to be slidably moved relative to the second support when the expansion portion is
in the unlocked orientation;

wherein the first support is configured to be generally stationary relative to the second support when the expansion portion
is in the locked orientation;

wherein the first support is secured to a first bicycle portion; and
wherein the second support is secured to a second bicycle portion;
selectively raising the second bicycle portion relative to the first bicycle portion by reducing downward forces on the second
bicycle portion and moving the actuator so that the expansion portion is in the unlocked orientation, or selectively lowering
the second bicycle portion relative to the first bicycle portion by exerting a downward force on the second bicycle portion
and moving the actuator so that the expansion portion is in the unlocked orientation; and

maintaining a selected vertical position of the first bicycle portion relative to the second bicycle portion by moving the
actuator so that the expansion portion is in the locked orientation;

wherein the first support is configured to be slidably moved relative to the second support while a bicycle is being ridden.

US Pat. No. 9,403,572

BICYCLE FRAME WITH INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A method of making a portion of a bicycle frame comprising:
positioning a low-friction mandrel adjacent a flexible mandrel with a first fibrous material in between the low-friction mandrel
and the flexible mandrel;

wrapping the flexible mandrel and low-friction mandrel with second fibrous material;
inserting the flexible mandrel and low-friction mandrel into a mold;
curing the second fibrous material to produce a cured assembly;
withdrawing the cured assembly from the mold; and
removing the low-friction mandrel from the cured assembly to produce an internal passageway.

US Pat. No. 9,440,498

REINFORCED BICYCLE RIM

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle wheel comprising:
a hub;
a rim coupled to the hub; and
a cover coupled to the rim and including a non-metallic material and a sidewall defining a bead seat engageable by a tire
bead; and

the cover is configured such that the cover defines more of the sidewall than the rim does.

US Pat. No. 9,376,156

BICYCLE FRAME WITH ASSYMETRIC SEAT SUPPORT

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle comprising:
front and rear wheels, the rear wheel defining a central plane of the bicycle;
a frame supported by the front and rear wheels, the frame including a main frame and a rear frame movable relative to the
main frame, the main frame having a seat support with a portion that is offset from the central plane;

a seat supported by the seat support; and
a suspension unit coupled between the rear frame and the main frame to inhibit relative movement between the rear frame and
the main frame, wherein the suspension unit is positioned with the offset portion laterally aligned with a first side of the
suspension unit, and wherein a second side of the suspension unit opposite the first side is not laterally aligned with the
seat support.

US Pat. No. 9,481,420

SADDLE ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle assembly comprising a saddle adjustment assembly, the saddle adjustment assembly comprising:
an adjustable height saddle post, the adjustable height saddle post comprising a first support and a second support, the second
support configured to slidably move relative to the first support between at least a raised position and a lowered position,
the first support configured to attach to a bicycle frame;

a saddle angle adjustment mechanism coupled to the second support, the saddle angle adjustment mechanism comprising a rotatably
coupled saddle support configured to couple to a bicycle saddle;

wherein the saddle angle adjustment mechanism is configured to enable rotation of the saddle support relative to the second
support as a result of the first support moving relative to the second support.

US Pat. No. 9,334,011

BICYCLE FRAME

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle assembly comprising:
a main frame comprising a seat tube, a head tube and a top tube connecting the seat tube and the head tube;
a sub-frame configured to rotate with respect to the main frame;
a shock absorber having a first eyelet connected to the main frame defining a front pivot, the shock absorber configured to
regulate the relationship between the main frame and the sub-frame; and

an extension body coupled to the shock absorber, the extension body establishing a rear pivot of the shock absorber;
wherein when the bicycle assembly is unloaded and the shock absorber is in a fully extended position the shock absorber and
extension body have a combined length that is selectable between a first length and a second length greater than the first
length;

wherein a first end of the extension body receives a second eyelet of the shock absorber within the extension body and the
axis of the center of the second eyelet is at least about 15 degrees offset from the axis of the center of the first eyelet,
such that the extension body forms a rigid, non-rotating connection with the second eyelet.

US Pat. No. 9,399,496

METHOD OF SHOCK ABSORBER ADJUSTMENT

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A method of adjusting the air pressure within a shock absorber comprising:
connecting a pump to a first valve on a shock body;
injecting air from the pump into a main air chamber and a secondary air chamber within the shock absorber;
removing the pump from the first valve;
actuating a second, valve on the shock body by moving the second, valve from an initial position to a second position, wherein
the main air chamber and the secondary air chamber are in fluid communication in the initial position but are not in fluid
communication in the second position;

releasing air from the secondary air chamber to reduce the pressure within the shock absorber, the secondary air chamber being
in fluid communication with the atmosphere but not the main air chamber; and

returning the second valve to the initial position and bringing the secondary chamber into fluid communication with the main
air chamber;

wherein actuating a second valve comprises depressing a valve housing surrounding the first valve; and
wherein releasing air from the secondary air chamber comprises allowing air to leave the secondary air chamber, the air flowing
to the atmosphere between an exterior surface of the valve housing and a surface of the shock body and not through the first
valve.

US Pat. No. 9,248,883

BICYCLE FORK WITH COMPLIANT TIP

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle comprising:
front and rear wheels;
a frame supported on the front and rear wheels and including a front fork, the front fork comprising:
a steerer tube defining a steering axis;
a fork blade coupled to and extending downward relative to the steerer tube;
a fork tip coupled between the fork blade and the front wheel, the fork tip including:
a first arm extending at a first angle of 20 to 100 degrees relative to the steering axis;
a second arm extending at a second angle of 50 to 140 degrees relative to the steering axis; and
an axle support coupled between the second arm and the front wheel,
wherein the first arm and second arm cooperatively define a gap, and the fork tip further includes a resilient member positioned
in the gap.

US Pat. No. 9,616,954

SADDLE ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle assembly comprising a saddle adjustment assembly, the saddle adjustment assembly comprising:
an adjustable height saddle post, the adjustable height saddle post comprising first and second slidably coupled supports,
the first support configured to attach to a bicycle frame;

a saddle post locking mechanism that selectively restricts sliding of the second support relative to the first support;
a saddle angle adjustment mechanism configured to couple to a bicycle saddle to enable rotation of the bicycle saddle between
a first predetermined position and a second predetermined position, the saddle angle adjustment mechanism rotatably coupled
to the second support,

wherein, when the saddle post locking mechanism is in an unlocked configuration, the saddle angle adjustment mechanism enables
rotation of the bicycle saddle between the first and second predetermined positions, and

wherein, when the saddle post locking mechanism is in a locked configuration, the saddle angle adjustment mechanism maintains
the bicycle saddle in one of the first and second predetermined positions;

a third support slidably coupled to the second support, wherein sliding of the third support relative to the second support
rotates the saddle angle adjustment mechanism;

first opposing stop surfaces that limit an extent of sliding of the third support relative to the second support in an extended
direction;

second opposing stop surfaces that limit an extent of sliding of the third support relative to the second support in a retracted
direction;

third opposing stop surfaces that limit an extent of sliding of one of the second and third supports relative to the first
support in the extended direction; and

fourth opposing stop surfaces that limit an extent of sliding of the one of the second and third supports relative to the
first support in the retracted direction.

US Pat. No. 9,242,688

ADJUSTABLE ASSEMBLY FOR A BICYCLE

Specialized Bicycle Compo...

1. An adjustable assembly for a bicycle, comprising:
a first tubular support having an interior surface;
a second tubular support longitudinally slidable within the first tubular support along a longitudinal axis of said first
and second tubular supports;

an expansion portion secured to the second support, wherein the expansion portion is selectively movable between a radially
expanded position and a radially retracted position, wherein an outer surface of the expansion portion lockingly engages at
least a portion of the interior surface of the first support when the expansion portion is in the radially expanded position;

a motor operably coupled to an actuator, the actuator at least partially within the expansion portion, the motor being configured
to rotate between a first rotary position, in which the actuator engages the expansion portion to maintain the expansion portion
in the radially expanded position, and a second rotary position, in which the actuator does not prevent movement of the expansion
portion to a radially retracted position;

whereby the first support is longitudinally stationary relative to the second support when the motor is in the first rotary
position, and wherein the first support is permitted to move longitudinally relative to the second support when the motor
is in the second rotary position; and

a resilient member adapted to provide an upwardly-directed force to the upper support to permit movement of the first support
away from the second support when the motor is in the second rotary position.

US Pat. No. 10,137,729

REINFORCED BICYCLE RIM

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle rim assembly adapted to be coupled to a hub to create a bicycle wheel, the rim assembly including:a rim defining a central plane and comprising:
an annular inner wall;
an annular outer wall cooperating with the inner wall to define a cavity; and
annular projections spaced laterally relative to the central plane and extending substantially radially outwardly from the outer annular wall; and
a cover coupled to rim and including:
sidewalls disposed on lateral sides of the rim adjacent the projections, each sidewall including a lateral inner portion having a lateral thickness; and
an annular ring portion interconnecting the sidewalls, the annular ring portion including a radial thickness less than the lateral thickness of the lateral inner portion of the sidewalls.

US Pat. No. 9,844,978

REINFORCED BICYCLE RIM

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle wheel comprising:
a hub;
a rim coupled to the hub; and
a cover coupled to the rim and including a sidewall, the cover at least partially defining a bead seat engageable by a tire
bead,

wherein a thickness of the sidewall is larger than a thickness of a wall of the rim.

US Pat. No. 9,290,223

BIKE LIGHT MOUNTING SYSTEM

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle and light assembly comprising:
front and rear wheels;
a frame support by the front and rear wheels;
a bike light supported by the frame; and
a mounting system coupling the bike light to the frame, the mounting system including:
a socket secured to one of the frame and the bike light, the socket defining a socket axis;
a post secured to the other of the frame and the bike light, the post being configured to be inserted into the socket along
the socket axis; and

a releasable securing mechanism that secures the post in the socket, the releasable securing mechanism including an actuating
member translatable in a direction parallel with the socket axis between a released position and a secured position,

wherein the post is hollow defining an interior and includes a side opening in a side wall of the post, and wherein the releasable
securing mechanism includes a detent member positioned in the side opening and in engagement with the socket.

US Pat. No. 9,057,416

BICYCLE WITH SUSPENSION

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A method of adjusting a bicycle suspension sag position comprising:
inflating a gas chamber of a bicycle shock absorber on a bicycle to an overinflated pressure value exceeding a final desired
pressure;

compressing the shock absorber on the bicycle;
deflating the gas chamber through a valve in communication with the gas chamber while the shock absorber is compressed until
the deflation automatically stops such that a sag position of the shock absorber is automatically set; and

closing the valve.

US Pat. No. 9,580,134

BICYCLE DAMPING ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle, comprising:
a bicycle frame;
a wheel having an outer circumferential surface for contacting a terrain surface; and
a damping system for damping movement of the wheel relative to the bicycle frame, the damping system comprising:
a damper tube; and
an inertia valve assembly, the inertia valve assembly comprising an inertia mass positionable in open and closed positions,
wherein in the closed position a flow of damping fluid from the damper tube is more restricted than in the open position,
and

wherein at least a portion of the inertia valve assembly is disposed adjacent the wheel and closer to a rotational axis of
the wheel than the outer circumferential surface of the wheel and the inertia valve assembly is fluidly coupled to the damper
tube by a hose.

US Pat. No. 9,556,923

BICYCLE WITH SUSPENSION

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A method of adjusting a bicycle suspension sag position comprising:
providing a bicycle having a shock absorber comprising:
a gas chamber having an interior surface;
a movable piston forming a seal with the interior surface and configured to move along the interior surface;
at least one valve for inflating and deflating the gas chamber with fluid;
at least one valve port to establish fluid communication between the gas chamber and the at least one valve along the interior
surface;

wherein the gas chamber is divided by the piston into a first changeable volume and a second changeable volume, the volumes
configured to be determined at least in part by the position of the piston within the gas chamber, and the at least one valve
port being along the interior surface such that in a first position the at least one valve port is configured to be in fluid
communication with the first changeable volume and in a second position the at least one valve port is configured to be in
fluid communication with the second changeable volume;

inflating the gas chamber of the shock absorber through the at least one valve to a pressure of at least 250 psi;
compressing the shock absorber on the bicycle;
deflating the gas chamber through the at least one valve while the shock absorber is compressed until the piston passes the
at least one valve port, thereby

closing the connection between the at least one valve and the first changeable volume.

US Pat. No. 9,056,646

BICYCLE CABLE ROUTING SYSTEM

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

18. A method of routing a cable along a bicycle between a handlebar-mounted actuator and a bicycle component coupled to the
frame, the method comprising:
routing a cable internally through a handlebar of the bicycle within a first cable housing;
routing the cable through a stem of the bicycle without a cable housing; and
routing the cable through a head tube of the bicycle within a second cable housing.

US Pat. No. 9,738,347

BICYCLE WITH BATTERY MOUNT

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle comprising:
a frame including a head tube, and a frame member elongated along a longitudinal axis;
a receiver disposed in the frame member, the receiver including a tapered socket and a power connector encircled by the tapered
socket; and

a battery pack coupled to the frame member and detachably connected to the receiver, the battery pack including a tapered
end cap insertable into the tapered socket along the longitudinal axis, the tapered end cap having a battery connector disposed
on an end of the battery pack,

wherein the tapered end cap is at least partially nested within the tapered socket along the longitudinal axis upon connection
between the receiver and the battery pack,

wherein the battery connector is electrically connected to the power connector upon nesting the tapered end cap in the tapered
socket,

wherein the power connector is defined by a projection or a recess and the battery connector is defined by the other of a
projection or a recess, and wherein the electrical connection is made when the projection is nested within the recess, and

wherein the battery is inserted through a top opening of the frame member.

US Pat. No. 9,580,140

BICYCLE WITH BATTERY MOUNT

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle comprising:
a frame including a head tube, and a frame member elongated along a longitudinal axis;
a fork rotationally coupled to the head tube;
a wheel rotationally coupled to the fork;
a handlebar coupled to the fork for steering the wheel;
a receiver disposed in the frame member, the receiver including a tapered socket and a power connector encircled by the tapered
socket; and

a battery pack coupled to the frame member and detachably connected to the receiver, the battery pack including a tapered
end cap insertable into the tapered socket along the longitudinal axis, the tapered end cap having a battery connector disposed
on an end of the battery pack,

wherein the tapered end cap is at least partially nested within the tapered socket along the longitudinal axis upon connection
between the receiver and the battery pack,

wherein the battery connector is electrically connected to the power connector upon nesting the tapered end cap in the tapered
socket,

wherein the power connector is defined by a projection or a recess and the battery connector is defined by the other of a
projection or a recess, and wherein the electrical connection is made when the projection is nested within the recess, and

wherein the battery is inserted through a top opening of the frame member.

US Pat. No. 10,081,405

SADDLE ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle saddle adjustment assembly comprising:an adjustable height saddle post, the adjustable height saddle post comprising a first support and a second support, the second support configured to slidably move relative to the first support between at least a raised position and a lowered position, the first support configured to attach to a bicycle frame; and
a saddle adjustment mechanism coupled to the second support, the saddle adjustment mechanism comprising:
a saddle support assembly comprising a saddle receiver adapted to couple to a bicycle saddle,
wherein the saddle support assembly is pivotally supported at a pivot axis that is offset from a longitudinal axis of the second support; and
an actuating member configured to translate relative to the second support in a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis of the second support,
wherein the actuating member is coupled to the saddle support assembly such that translation of the actuating member with respect to the second support will cause the saddle support assembly to rotate about the pivot axis with respect to the second support.

US Pat. No. 9,919,757

BICYCLE AND BICYCLE FRAME

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle comprising:
a rear wheel including a rear wheel rotational axis;
a frame including a bottom bracket having a bottom bracket rotational axis, a drive-side chainstay including a wheel retention
member configured to rotationally secure the rear wheel, and coupled to the bottom bracket such that a cutout is defined through
the driveside chainstay; and

a crank assembly rotationally received by the bottom bracket and including at least a first chain ring connected for rotation
about the bottom bracket rotational axis and having a chain ring radius between the rotational axis and a circumferential
edge of the chain ring;

wherein only a portion of the circumferential edge of the first chain ring extends into the cutout.

US Pat. No. 9,616,966

BICYCLE FRAME WITH REINFORCED MOTOR MOUNT

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle comprising:
a front wheel and a rear wheel cooperatively defining a central plane and forward and rearward directions;
a front fork supported by the front wheel;
a frame supported by the front fork and the rear wheel, the frame including:
a head tube rotationally coupled to the front fork;
a down tube extending downward and rearward from the head tube;
a motor mount coupled to and extending from the down tube; and
a chainstay coupled between the motor mount and the rear wheel; and
a motor mounted to the motor mount,
wherein the motor mount includes:
a down tube mount coupled to the down tube;
a chainstay mount coupled to the chainstay; and
a side brace secured to the down tube mount and wrapping around one side of the motor to the chainstay mount, wherein a side
of the motor mount opposite the side brace includes an opening sized to receive the motor in a lateral direction relative
to the central plane.

US Pat. No. 9,694,865

SADDLE ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle assembly comprising a saddle adjustment assembly, the saddle adjustment assembly comprising:
an adjustable height saddle post, the adjustable height saddle post comprising a first support and a second support the first
support configured to attach to a bicycle frame;

a saddle angle adjustment mechanism coupled to the second support, the saddle angle adjustment mechanism comprising a rotatably
coupled saddle support configured to couple to a bicycle saddle;

wherein the second support is configured to slidably move relative to the first support between at least a lowered position
in which the saddle angle adjustment mechanism is closest to the first support and a raised position in which the saddle angle
adjustment mechanism is farther away from the first support than in the lowered position;

wherein the saddle angle adjustment mechanism is configured to enable rotation of the saddle support relative to the second
support in a first direction when the second support is at the lowered position and in a second direction opposite the first
direction when the second support is not at the lowered position.

US Pat. No. 9,994,279

SUSPENSION ASSEMBLY AND BICYCLE HAVING A SUSPENSION ASSEMBLY

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle comprising:a frame including a head tube which rotatably receives a front fork assembly comprising a pair of tubular fork legs connected to a fork crown at one end thereof, and a steerer tube extending axially away from the fork crown and rotationally received in the head tube;
a suspension assembly received within an inner diameter of the steerer tube such that it projects above an upper end of the steerer tube, the suspension assembly including a lower tubular support and an upper tubular support longitudinally slidable relative to the lower support, the lower and upper supports receiving a first positive biasing means and a first negative biasing means; and
a steering assembly including a stem connected to the upper support;
wherein the lower and upper supports are respectively connected to the steerer tube and stem such that the upper support slides longitudinally relative to the lower support adjacent the stem and above the fork crown; and
wherein the frame further includes a top tube connected to an upper end of the head tube, and the steerer tube is configured such that at least part of the lower support is received above the top tube.

US Pat. No. 10,093,372

ADJUSTABLE ASSEMBLY FOR A BICYCLE

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. An adjustable assembly for a bicycle, comprising:a first support;
a second support;
wherein the first support and the second support are configured to be slidably movable relative to one another;
a shaft received within and connected to one of either the first or second supports, and an expansion portion connected to the other of the first or second supports;
a retention assembly configured to selectively move the expansion portion between a radially inward position and a radially outward position;
wherein one of the first support and the second support is configured to attach to a bicycle frame, and wherein the other of the first support and the second support is configured to attach to a bicycle saddle;
wherein the shaft has a surface that defines at least one groove and the expansion portion contacts and engages the at least one groove in the radially inward position to maintain the expansion portion within the at least one groove;
a biasing member that imparts a force within the assembly in an attempt to urge the first support apart from the second support, wherein the biasing member is configured to elevate the adjustable assembly when the expansion portion is in the radially outward position.

US Pat. No. 9,751,582

BICYCLE ASSEMBLY WITH BOTTOM BRACKET AREA

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A method of forming a bicycle frame comprising:
providing at least one seat blank having a first side and a second side opposite the first side;
forming at least a portion of a frame around the at least one seat blank such that the frame prevents movement of the seat
blank relative to the frame; and

machining the frame and the seat blank;
wherein the step of machining the frame occurs after the step of forming the portion of the frame.

US Pat. No. 9,237,778

CYCLING SHOE

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A clipless cycling shoe for use in a multi-sport event comprising:
an arch side;
an outer side;
a heel having a heel pull;
a self-contained band and reel tightening system configured for bringing the arch side of the shoe in closer proximity to
the outer side of the shoe by tightening the shoe around a foot of the user;

a single hook on the arch side of the shoe including a base and a free end of the hook and a bend opposite the free end, the
hook defining a space between the base and the free end, a sharpened edge disposed at the bend and the bend receives the rubber
band to facilitate the sharpened edge cutting the rubber band upon a pedaling motion with the shoe, the hook being separate
from and spaced from the tightening system and the heel pull; and

a breakable rubber band attached to the hook and separate from the tightening system;
wherein the hook is configured to engage the rubber band when the rubber band is attached to a bicycle.

US Pat. No. 9,828,054

BICYCLE WITH COMPLIANT SEAT POST INTERFACE

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle comprising:
front and rear wheels;
a frame supported on the front and rear wheels, the frame including a seat tube with an upper end having a flared portion
with a rear wall and a side wall;

a seat post positioned at least partially inside the seat tube and being secured to the seat tube at a securing location spaced
from the upper end, wherein the flared portion defines a first gap between the rear wall and the seat post and the side wall
is spaced from the seat post by a second gap that is smaller than the first gap,

wherein the seat tube tapers from the flared portion toward the securing location, and
wherein the first gap and the securing location are configured such the seat post can flex within the seat tube in a rearward
and downward direction.

US Pat. No. 9,539,780

BICYCLE GLOVE WITH DIRECT-MOLDED PADDING

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A method of making a cycling glove including glove material, the method comprising:
placing a flexible material into a contoured mold;
direct molding a resilient material onto the flexible material while the flexible material is in the contoured mold; and
securing the flexible material to the glove material to create a glove.

US Pat. No. 10,029,758

BICYCLE AIR SPRING

Specialized Bicycle Compo...

1. A bicycle comprising:a frame;
an air spring configured to regulate the position of a wheel relative the frame, comprising:
a first member and a second member, wherein the second member slideably moves relative to the first member when the air spring is compressed or extended;
a pressurized first chamber located substantially within the first member;
a first piston affixed to an end of the second member and configured to slideably move relative to the first chamber;
a pressurized second chamber adjacent the first piston and opposite the first chamber;
wherein the first piston is configured to seal the first chamber from the second chamber;
the air spring configured such that the first piston decreases the volume of the first chamber during a compression motion of the air spring and the first piston increases the volume of the first chamber during an extension motion of the air spring;
a second piston configured adjacent to the first chamber and configured to slideably move to increase or decrease the volume of a pressurized third chamber;
wherein the first piston is disposed at the end of the second member and the second piston is disposed to bound a portion of the third chamber; and
wherein the first and second piston are coaxially arranged.

US Pat. No. 9,844,235

ATHLETIC GARMENT WITH INTEGRATED HANGING POCKET

Specialized Bicycle Compo...

1. An athletic garment comprising:
a one-piece bib liner comprising a lower body portion and an upper body portion, said upper body portion having a front portion
and a rear portion, and at least one shoulder strap connecting to the front and rear portions of the upper body portion;

an integrated pocket secured to said rear portion of the upper body portion of said one-piece bib liner and positioned on
an outer surface of the rear portion of said one-piece bib liner;

wherein said pocket comprises a secured portion and a hanging portion;
wherein said secured portion of said pocket is secured to said one-piece bib liner with a single use fastener and wherein
said hanging portion of said pocket is not directly secured to said one-piece bib liner; and

wherein said one-piece bib liner is configured to snugly fit a torso.

US Pat. No. 9,821,878

BICYCLE WITH SUSPENSION

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle assembly comprising:
a shock comprising:
a shock body;
a main air chamber to act as an air spring when pressurized, the main air chamber positioned within the shock body;
a secondary air chamber positioned within the shock body;
a valve configured to receive a pump for adding air to the main air chamber; and
a valve housing movable with respect to the shock body from a first position where the secondary air chamber is in fluid communication
with the main air chamber via a first fluid path that passes through the valve housing, to a second position where the secondary
air chamber is in fluid communication with atmospheric air via a second fluid path that passes through the valve housing,

wherein the second fluid path passes between an outer surface of the valve housing and a wall of the shock body.

US Pat. No. 9,708,027

BRAKE LEVER WITH DETACHABLE BALL END

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle comprising:
a frame;
front and rear wheels supporting the frame; and
a brake lever assembly including:
a brake lever having a pivot portion, a gripping portion defining a gripping length, and a free end defining an end width,
wherein the brake lever defines a lever length from a center of the pivot portion to the free end; and

an end cap detachably secured to the free end, wherein the end cap defines a cap width larger than the end width, and wherein
the end cap defines a maximum dimension that is less than the gripping length.

US Pat. No. 9,840,298

BICYCLE WITH BOTTOM BRACKET CABLE GUIDE

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle comprising:
a frame including a bottom bracket; and
a cable guide including
a first guide attached to the frame adjacent the bottom bracket and configured to support a first cable, the first guide including
a first cable conduit extending into the frame at a first angle; and

a second guide attached to the frame adjacent the bottom bracket and configured to support a second cable, the second guide
including a second cable conduit extending into the frame at a second angle different from the first angle.

US Pat. No. 9,963,191

BICYCLE DAMPER

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A method of damping motion using a damper coupled to a bicycle frame, the damper comprising a primary unit and a reservoir tube, the reservoir tube positioned outside of a damper tube of the primary unit, the damper tube and reservoir tube fluidly coupled by a flow path, the method comprising:providing a damping fluid within a compression chamber of the damper tube, the compression chamber defined at least partially by a wall of the damper tube and a main piston movably positioned within the damper tube;
resisting, by the damping fluid, movement of the main piston within the damper tube in a direction that reduces a size of the compression chamber;
selectively reducing the resistance to movement of the main piston by one or both of the following:
opening, responsive to a terrain-induced force, an inertia valve within the reservoir tube, the opening of the inertia valve allowing at least some fluid to flow from the compression chamber of the damper tube into a reservoir chamber of the reservoir tube through the inertia valve; and
allowing, when the inertia valve is open or closed, responsive to a compression force being applied to a damping valve within the reservoir tube, at least some fluid to flow from the compression chamber of the damper tube into the reservoir chamber of the reservoir tube through the damping valve, the damping valve comprising a piston with multiple ports and a shim stack, the damping valve having a predetermined fixed opening force between 25 and 50 pounds, and the compression force having a magnitude of at least the predetermined fixed opening force.

US Pat. No. 10,053,172

ADJUSTABLE ASSEMBLY FOR BICYCLES

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. An adjustable assembly for a bicycle, comprising:a first tubular support having an interior surface;
a second tubular support positioned at least partially within the first tubular support and slidably movable relative to the first tubular support along a longitudinal axis of said first and second tubular supports,
wherein an upper end of the second tubular support is adapted to be coupled to a bicycle saddle,
wherein the second tubular support comprises an expansion portion positioned within the first tubular support and proximal a lower end of the second tubular support, the expansion portion being selectively movable between a radially expanded position and a radially retracted position,
wherein the expansion portion is configured to engage at least a portion of the interior surface of the first tubular support when the expansion portion is in the radially expanded position;
a retention assembly positioned at least partially within the expansion portion of the second tubular support and slidably movable relative to the expansion portion, wherein the retention assembly is movable between a locked position and an unlocked position,
wherein, when the retention assembly is in the locked position, the retention assembly prevents the expandable portion from moving to the radially retracted position, thereby limiting movement of the second tubular member relative to the first tubular member along the longitudinal axis; and
a resilient member configured to exert a force on the retention assembly that biases the retention assembly to the locked position.

US Pat. No. 9,701,293

BICYCLE CABLE ROUTING SYSTEM

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A steering assembly for a bicycle including a frame having a head tube and a headset bearing, the steering assembly comprising:
a fork including a steerer tube;
a stem coupled to the steerer tube;
a handlebar coupled to the stem and configured to support an actuator;
a housing stop positioned in the stem or in the steerer tube;
a cable housing coupled to the housing stop; and
a cable adapted to be coupled to the actuator to control a bicycle component, the cable routed through the housing stop and
within the steerer tube,

wherein the cable on one side of the housing stop is enclosed by the cable housing, and
wherein at least a portion of the cable on the other side of the housing stop is exposed.

US Pat. No. 9,840,111

REINFORCED BICYCLE RIM

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle wheel comprising:
a hub;
a rim coupled to the hub; and
a cover coupled to the rim and including a sidewall defining a bead seat engageable by a tire bead,
wherein a void is defined between the cover and the rim, the void configured to allow the cover to flex in response to an
impact on an exterior surface of the cover.

US Pat. No. 9,060,592

WATER BOTTLE WITH POPPET VALVE

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A liquid-dispensing container comprising:
a housing adapted to hold a liquid; and
a poppet mounted to the housing and movable along an axis between an open position and a closed position, wherein the poppet
comprises:

a base portion comprising a relatively rigid material; and
an elastomeric portion comprising an elastomeric material having a tensile elastic modulus less than 80% of the elastic modulus
of the rigid material,

wherein the elastomeric portion includes an outer section engaged with a radial outer surface of the base portion and an inner
section forming a self-closing valve, the outer section and inner section being integrally formed,

wherein the base portion and the elastomeric portion are movable to the open position relative to the housing to permit fluid
flow to the self-closing valve.

US Pat. No. 9,759,283

BICYCLE WITH SUSPENSION

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A method of setting sag on a bicycle comprising: over inflating a gas chamber of a shock absorber on a bicycle to an over
inflated pressure exceeding a final pressure required to set the shock at a desired sag for a static load, the shock absorber
comprising a gas cylinder divided between the gas chamber and a negative gas chamber by a piston; deflating the shock absorber
through a port in the shock absorber until the deflation stops, while a user assumes a riding position on the bicycle; closing
the port; passing the piston over the port after the user has dismounted the bicycle; and equalizing the pressure in the gas
cylinder by permitting fluid to go around the piston in the gas cylinder at the port and flow between the gas chamber and
the negative gas chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,944,337

SADDLE ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A saddle angle adjustment mechanism for use with an adjustable height saddle post, the adjustable height saddle post including a first support and a second support, the second support configured to slidably move relative to the first support between a raised position and a lowered position, the first support adapted to attach to a bicycle frame, the saddle angle adjustment mechanism comprising:an actuating mechanism comprising a support engaging portion, the support engaging portion adapted to be affixed to the second support of the adjustable height saddle post; and
a saddle support assembly comprising a saddle receiver adapted to couple to a bicycle saddle, the saddle support assembly rotatably coupled to the actuating mechanism;
wherein the actuating mechanism is configured to enable rotation of the saddle support assembly in only a first direction relative to the actuating mechanism when the second support is in the raised position, the first direction being a direction that causes the saddle receiver to move away from the support engaging portion of the actuating mechanism, and
wherein the actuating mechanism is configured to enable rotation of the saddle support assembly in only a second direction opposite the first direction when the second support is in the lowered position.

US Pat. No. 9,937,971

SADDLE ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle saddle angle adjustment assembly comprising:a housing one of (1) coupled to and (2) integrated into a bicycle saddle post;
a saddle support configured to couple to a bicycle saddle, the saddle support rotatably coupled to the housing such that rotation of the saddle support adjusts an angle of the bicycle saddle with respect to the saddle post;
a motor comprising an output member, the output member coupled to the saddle support such that rotational motion of the output member is converted into rotational motion of the saddle support to adjust the angle of the bicycle saddle with respect to the saddle post; and
at least one switch electrically connected to the motor, wherein operation of the at least one switch controls powered rotation of the output member of the motor,
wherein the at least one switch comprises at least one of: a rider-operatable switch coupled to a bicycle handlebar, a switch coupled to the bicycle saddle post and configured to activate when the saddle post is in a predetermined configuration, and a switch configured to activate when a predetermined amount of force is applied to or removed from the bicycle saddle.

US Pat. No. 10,093,374

SADDLE ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle assembly comprising an adjustable saddle system, the adjustable saddle system comprising:a saddle angle adjustment mechanism configured to be coupled to an adjustable height saddle post and a bicycle saddle and configured to rotate the bicycle saddle with respect to the adjustable height saddle post, the saddle angle adjustment mechanism comprising:
a saddle post position sensor configured to detect a position of the adjustable height saddle post; and
a motor configured to cause powered rotation of the saddle with respect to the adjustable height saddle post; and
a saddle angle controller that controls operation of the motor to cause the powered rotation of the saddle based at least partially on a signal received from the saddle post position sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,710,662

SADDLE ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle assembly comprising a saddle adjustment assembly, the saddle adjustment assembly comprising:a saddle post configured to attach to a bicycle frame;
an actuating member slidably coupled with the saddle post such that the actuating member can translate, in a direction parallel to a longitudinal axis of the saddle post, between at least first and second predetermined positions, the actuating member comprising a saddle angle locking device that selectively locks the actuating member in the first and second predetermined positions; and
a saddle support arm configured to couple to a bicycle saddle such that the saddle is fixed with respect to the saddle support arm, the saddle support arm rotatably coupled to the saddle post at a pivot that is fixed with respect to the saddle post and the saddle support arm being rotatably coupled to the actuating member such that translation of the actuating member with respect to the saddle post causes the saddle support arm to rotate about the pivot and with respect to the saddle post in a motion that includes only one degree of rotational freedom with respect to the pivot and zero degrees of translational freedom with respect to the pivot.

US Pat. No. 10,246,155

ADJUSTABLE ASSEMBLY FOR A BICYCLE

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. An adjustable assembly for a bicycle, comprising:a lower tubular support configured to be attached to a bicycle frame;
an upper tubular support configured to be attached to a bicycle saddle, the upper tubular support longitudinally slidable relative to the lower tubular support;
an expansion portion support member positioned within an interior space of the lower tubular support;
an expansion portion disposed at an upper end of the expansion portion support member, wherein the expansion portion is configured to be moved between a radially expanded position and a radially contracted position, wherein an outer surface of the expansion portion is configured to engage an interior surface of the upper tubular support when the expansion portion is in the radially expanded position;
a retention assembly movably connected to the expansion portion support member adjacent the expansion portion, the retention assembly configured to slidably move with respect to the expansion portion between a locked position and an unlocked position;
wherein, when the retention assembly is in the locked position, the retention assembly engages an interior surface of the expansion portion to secure the expansion portion in the radially expanded position, thereby preventing longitudinal movement of the upper tubular support relative to the lower tubular support;
wherein, when the retention assembly is in the unlocked position, the retention assembly is moved away from the interior surface of the expansion portion, thereby allowing the expansion portion to move to the radially contracted position and the upper tubular support to move longitudinally relative to the lower tubular support;
a biasing member that biases the retention assembly into the locked position;
a resilient member configured to provide an upwardly-directed force to the upper tubular support to provide movement of the upper tubular support away from the lower tubular support when the retention assembly is in the unlocked position; and
an actuator operatively coupled to the retention assembly, the actuator being configured to selectively move the retention assembly between the locked position and the unlocked position.

US Pat. No. 10,206,451

CYCLING SHOE

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A clipless cycling shoe comprising:an upper; and
a base plate comprising a medial sidewall, a medial portion, a lateral portion, and a lateral edge,
the medial portion having a rigid support structure having a top portion, a bottom portion, a medial side end, and a lateral side end, wherein the top portion and bottom portion merge at the medial side end and at the lateral side end, a cavity is formed between the top portion, the bottom portion, the medial side end, and the lateral side end, wherein the cavity is filled with a core material, the medial portion extending from the lateral portion at the lateral side end to the medial side end,
the lateral portion extending outward from the lateral side end of the medial portion to the lateral edge of the base plate,
a medial sidewall adjacent the medial portion that extends upward from the medial portion, the medial sidewall extends longitudinally along the portion of the length of the base plate, the medial sidewall extending from the medial side end of the medial portion of the base plate; and
wherein a top surface of the base plate is defined by the medial portion and the lateral portion, the top surface of the base plate extending from the medial side end of the medial portion to the lateral edge of the base plate, wherein the top surface is substantially flat, the portion of the top surface defined by the medial portion of the top surface is substantially flat and the portion of the top surface defined by the lateral portion is substantially flat with the exception of a portion of the top surface defined by the lateral edge of the lateral portion that rotates upward, and wherein the medial portion is thicker than the lateral portion.

US Pat. No. 10,562,578

ADJUSTABLE SADDLE POST SYSTEM

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. An adjustable length post for a bicycle, the adjustable length post comprising:a first support and a second support slidably coupled with the first support, the second support comprising an interior cavity defined by an interior surface, the interior surface having a recessed portion recessed from a surrounding surface; and
a collet coupled to or integrated into the first support, the collet comprising:
a body positioned at least partially within the interior cavity of the second support;
a locking member pivotally or slidably coupled to the body, the locking member being repositionable between a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration,
wherein, in the locked configuration, the locking member protrudes laterally from the body an amount sufficient to engage the recessed portion of the interior surface of the second support, and, in the unlocked configuration, the locking member does not protrude laterally from the body or does not protrude laterally from the body the amount sufficient to engage the recessed portion of the interior surface of the second support;
an actuating member being positionable to engage an inner surface of the locking member to selectively retain the locking member in the locked configuration; and
a piston coupled to the second support and configured to cause sliding of the second support with respect to the first support,
wherein the piston is compliantly coupled to the second support, such that, when the second support is in a fully extended position with respect to the first support, movement of the piston with respect to the first support and the second support causes the actuating member of the collet to retain the locking member in the locked configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,184,522

BOTTOM BRACKET ASSEMBLY AND BICYCLE

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bottom bracket shell assembly comprising:a left sidewall and a right sidewall each including a peripheral rim and a lateral surface and defining a generally circular void at the lateral surface, wherein the peripheral rim of the left sidewall and the peripheral rim of the right sidewall are joined to each other at a lap joint;
a bearing support disposed at the void of the left sidewall and the void of the right sidewall; and
a left first boss and a right first boss projecting away from a periphery of the lateral surface of the left sidewall and a periphery of the lateral surface of the right sidewall, respectively, and sized to connect to a first tubular member at a first boss end;
wherein the left sidewall and the right sidewall are joined at the peripheral rim of the left sidewall and the peripheral rim of the right sidewall to form a contiguous front surface and a contiguous rear surface;
wherein the first boss end has an interface portion configured to engage with an interface portion of the first tubular member to create a tube joint; and
wherein the tube joint includes:
a peripheral channel defined between the interface portion of the first boss end and the interface portion of the first tubular member, wherein at least one of the interface portion of the first boss end or the interface portion of the first tubular member is at least partially defined by a substantially flat face wall; and
a weld positioned in the peripheral channel.

US Pat. No. 10,633,048

BICYCLE SADDLE WITH MULTI-DENSITY ZONES

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle saddle comprising:a base having a rear section and a front section;
a rear portion positioned on the rear section of the base for supporting the sit bones of a rider, the rear portion comprising a first resilient material having a first hardness; and
a front portion positioned on the front section of the base for supporting the genitalia of the rider, the front portion comprising a second resilient material having a second hardness less than the first hardness, the front portion including side portions positioned on side segments of the front section of the base, the side portions of the front portion being formed from the second resilient material and each having a first thickness above a highest part of the side segments of the front section of the base, the side portions of the front portion being separated by a central portion of the front portion having a second thickness less than the first thickness, the central portion also being formed from the second resilient material.

US Pat. No. 10,625,800

ADJUSTABLE ASSEMBLY FOR A BICYCLE

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. An adjustable assembly for a bicycle, comprising:a lower tubular support configured to be attached to one of a bicycle frame or a bicycle saddle at a distal end of the lower tubular support;
an upper tubular support configured to be attached to an other one of the bicycle frame or the bicycle saddle at a distal end of the upper tubular support, the upper tubular support being configured to longitudinally move relative to the lower tubular support;
an expansion portion configured to be selectively moved between a radially expanded position and a radially contracted position;
an expansion portion support member that extends upward through the lower tubular support and positions the expansion portion within the lower tubular support,
wherein the expansion portion is configured to prevent the upper tubular support from longitudinally moving relative to the lower tubular support when the expansion portion is in the radially expanded position, and wherein the expansion portion is configured to permit the upper tubular support to longitudinally move relative to the lower tubular support when the expansion portion is in the radially contracted position;
a biasing member that causes the expansion portion to be biased into the radially expanded position; and
a resilient member configured to cause the distal end of the upper tubular support to longitudinally move away from the distal end of the lower tubular support when the expansion portion is in the unlocked position.

US Pat. No. 10,420,385

BICYCLE HELMET FIT SYSTEM

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A helmet comprising:a main body having a concave interior for receiving a user's head;
an adjustment mechanism; and
a head strap coupled to the main body and coupled to the adjustment mechanism, the head strap positioned in a loop that spans continuously at least 1.5 wraps around the concave interior of the main body when tracing the loop in a single direction along the loop beginning at one end of the adjustment mechanism and ending at an opposite end of the adjustment mechanism, wherein the head strap includes a first flexible belt, a second flexible belt, and an occipital pad positioned between the first flexible belt and the second flexible belt, wherein the first flexible belt includes a first end directly coupled to the adjustment mechanism and a second, opposite end directly coupled to a first end of the occipital pad, and wherein the second flexible belt includes a first end directly coupled to the adjustment mechanism and a second, opposite end directly coupled to a second, opposite end of the occipital pad, the loop extending directly from the first end of the first flexible belt at the adjustment mechanism, continuing along the first flexible belt and around a front portion of the concave interior to the second end of the first flexible belt at the first end of the occipital pad, continuing from the first end of the occipital pad to the second end of the occipital pad at the second end of the second flexible belt, continuing along the second flexible belt and around the front portion of the concave interior to the first end of the second flexible belt at the adjustment mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,399,624

BICYCLE SEAT POST WITH TWO-WAY, SPRING-ASSIST HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle comprising:a front wheel and a rear wheel;
a frame supported by the front wheel and the rear wheel;
a seat; and
a seat post assembly supported by the frame and supporting the seat, the seat post assembly including:
a lower seat support secured to the frame;
an upper seat support secured to the seat and selectively movable relative to the lower seat support;
a locking mechanism configured to selectively (i) lock the seat post assembly to prevent the upper seat support from moving relative to the lower seat support and (ii) unlock the seat post assembly to permit the upper seat support to move relative to the lower seat support, wherein the locking mechanism includes a locking element that is configured to be moved (i) to engage the upper seat support to lock the seat post assembly and (ii) to disengage the upper seat support to unlock the seat post assembly; and
an actuating mechanism to facilitate movement of the upper seat support relative to the lower seat support, the actuating mechanism comprising:
a spring having a first node and a second node; and
a drive system secured to the lower seat support, wherein the drive system includes a unidirectional rotor having a rotor shaft and a gear mounted on the rotor shaft, the drive system further including a reciprocating driver having a double-sided gear rack driven by the gear, wherein rotation of the unidirectional rotor is configured to drive the doubled-sided gear rack in a reciprocating manner to selectively move the first node and the second node away from each other to energize the spring, and wherein movement of the reciprocating driver is configured to move the locking element.

US Pat. No. 10,161,474

BICYCLE WITH SUSPENSION

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle assembly comprising:a shock absorber comprising:
a gas spring assembly having an interior surface;
a movable piston forming a seal with the interior surface and configured to move along the interior surface,
wherein the gas spring assembly is divided by the piston into a first chamber and a second chamber, the first and second chambers configured to be determined at least in part by a position of the piston within the gas spring assembly;
a valve housing outside of the first and second chambers;
a valve for inflating and deflating the gas spring assembly with fluid, the valve coupled to the valve housing,
wherein the valve comprises a Schrader or Presta valve; and
a third chamber adjacent the valve, the third chamber positioned to selectively provide a fluid path from the valve to the first chamber, the second chamber, or both the first and second chambers depending on the position of the piston within the gas spring assembly, wherein:
when the piston is in an uncompressed position, the valve is in fluid communication through the third chamber with the first chamber but not the second chamber,
when the piston is in a compressed position, the valve is in fluid communication through the third chamber with the second chamber but not the first chamber, and
when the piston is in a bypass position, between the uncompressed and compressed positions, the valve is in fluid communication through the third chamber with both the first and second chambers.

US Pat. No. 10,150,526

BICYCLE SADDLE POST SUSPENSION

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle saddle suspension assembly comprising:a body configured to couple to a bicycle frame;
a saddle support mechanism configured to couple to a bicycle saddle, the saddle support mechanism movable in first and second directions with respect to the body;
a suspension spring that biases the saddle support mechanism in the first direction with respect to the body; and
a damping apparatus configured to damp motion of the saddle support mechanism with respect to the body, the damping apparatus comprising:
an inertia mass configured to have open and closed positions, wherein in the open position, the inertia mass permits a flow of damping fluid through an orifice, and, in the closed position, the inertia mass reduces said flow of said damping fluid through the orifice; and
a biasing spring that biases the inertia mass to the closed position,
wherein the inertia mass and biasing spring are configured to enable the inertia mass to move toward the open position in response to an acceleration of the body toward the saddle support mechanism caused by an externally-applied force above a predetermined threshold, and
wherein the inertia mass and biasing spring are configured to retain the inertia mass in the closed position in response to an acceleration of the body caused by a rider-induced force applied to the bicycle saddle.

US Pat. No. 10,472,015

IN-FRAME MOUNTED BICYCLE MONITORING DEVICE

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. An electronic device for monitoring levels of charge of a plurality of batteries associated with a bicycle, the electronic device comprising:a housing configured to mount to a top tube of a bicycle so that a portion of the housing is within the top tube when the housing is mounted to the bicycle;
a connector supported by the housing and configured to receive data indicative of a first level of charge of a first battery and a second level of charge of a second battery, the first battery and the second battery being associated with the bicycle;
a processor positioned in the housing and configured to monitor the first level of charge and the second level of charge over time; and
a display supported by the housing, the display being configured to simultaneously present the first level of charge and the second level of charge over time such that:
the first level of charge is overlaid on the second level of charge when the first level of charge is greater than the second level of charge, and
the second level of charge is overlaid on the first level of charge when the first level of charge is less than the second level of charge.

US Pat. No. 10,660,391

HELMET WITH FLOATING BROW BAND

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A helmet comprising:an impact-absorbing shell having an inside surface;
a brow assembly having a brow belt secured to the impact-absorbing shell at two separate securing locations along the brow belt such that an intermediate portion of the brow belt between the two separate securing locations is held in spaced relation to the inside surface of the impact-absorbing shell; and
a circular resilient member coupled to the brow belt to facilitate resilient movement of the brow belt relative to the impact-absorbing shell at one of the two separate securing locations, the resilient member having a groove, wherein at least a portion of the brow belt is positioned in the groove.

US Pat. No. 10,940,907

BICYCLE HYDRATION SYSTEM

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle comprising:a front wheel and a rear wheel;
a frame assembly supported on the front wheel and the rear wheel, the frame assembly including a main frame and a fork assembly pivotally coupled to the main frame; and
a hydration system including:
a reservoir supported by the frame assembly and having a reservoir opening adjacent a bottom end of the reservoir, the reservoir being substantially rigid;
a collapsible bladder positioned in the reservoir; and
a hose coupled to the bladder and extending through the reservoir opening;
wherein the main frame includes a frame opening adjacent the reservoir opening, and wherein the hose enters the main frame through the frame opening.

US Pat. No. 10,737,740

BICYCLE FRAME AND FRONT FORK ASSEMBLY

Specialized Bicycle Compo...

1. A bicycle comprising:a frame assembly including a head tube defining a steering axis; and
a front fork assembly coupled to the head tube for rotation about the steering axis, the front fork assembly including:
an upper support and a lower support aligned with the steering axis and rotationally coupling the front fork assembly to the head tube;
a buttress coupled to the upper support at an upper buttress end such that the upper buttress end is aligned with an upper end of the head tube and to the lower support at a lower buttress end such that the lower buttress end is aligned with a lower end of the head tube; and
at least one fork leg projecting from the lower buttress end at an upper end of the at least one fork leg and being configured to rotationally support a wheel at a lower end of the at least one fork leg;
wherein the buttress is disposed forward of the head tube and a portion of the buttress above the lower support has a first lateral width nearer to the lower buttress end than the upper buttress end and has a second lateral width nearer to the upper buttress end than the lower buttress end, and the first lateral width is greater than the second lateral width.

US Pat. No. 10,689,048

BICYCLE WITH SUSPENDED CRANK AND SADDLE

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle comprising:a front wheel and a rear wheel;
a main frame supported on the front wheel and the rear wheel;
a suspension assembly coupled to the main frame; the suspension assembly including:
a dynamic crank support coupled to the main frame and movable along an arcuate path from an uncompressed position to a compressed position relative to the main frame; and
a spring mechanism biasing the dynamic crank support toward the uncompressed position; and
a crank assembly including a crank arm rotationally coupled to the dynamic crank support, wherein the crank assembly is movable with the dynamic crank support relative to the main frame between the uncompressed position and the compressed position.

US Pat. No. 10,472,140

WATER BOTTLE WITH SELF-CLOSING VALVE

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A liquid-dispensing container comprising:a housing adapted to hold a liquid in an interior volume, the housing including an opening defined by an inner edge and an outer edge; and
a valve member defined by a first material and a second material, the valve member having a ledge engaging the outer edge and a cleat spaced from the ledge and engaging the inner edge such that the valve member is fixed to the housing;
wherein the first material is harder than the second material;
wherein the cleat is defined by the first material;
wherein the valve member includes an inner support, with an interior passage extending through the inner support, and an outer cover co-molded with the inner support;
wherein the outer cover includes an inner section and an outer section, wherein the outer cover wraps around the inner support such that the inner section contacts an inwardly-facing interior surface of the inner support, and wherein the outer section contacts an opposite, outwardly-facing exterior surface of the inner support;
wherein the inner section includes a self-closing valve disposed within the interior passage and configured to selectively block the interior passage;
wherein the inner support is made of the first material; and
wherein the outer cover is made of the second material.

US Pat. No. 10,377,171

TUBELESS BICYCLE WHEEL BEAD LOCK

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A vehicle wheel comprising:a wheel rim having a first sidewall and a second sidewall defining a rim trough and an opening extending through a portion of the wheel rim;
a tire having a tire bead positioned in the rim trough in engagement with the first sidewall; and
a bead lock positioned in the rim trough adjacent the tire bead,
wherein the bead lock is movable between a locked position in which the bead lock substantially inhibits movement of the tire bead away from the first sidewall and an unlocked position in which the bead lock permits movement of the tire bead away from the first sidewall,
wherein the bead lock includes an actuator positioned in the opening and including a portion accessible from outside the wheel rim,
wherein the bead lock further includes a band positioned in the rim trough and including two free ends movable relative to each other, the band including a side edge engaged with the tire bead, and
wherein the side edge includes a cut out that creates a recessed edge that is not engaged with the tire bead.

US Pat. No. 10,675,913

BICYCLE WHEEL HUB WITH POWER METER

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle comprising:a frame;
a front wheel supporting the frame;
a rear wheel supporting the frame and including:
an axle secured to the frame;
a hub shell mounted for rotation on the axle about a rotational axis;
a torque element configured to transmit torque, the torque element including a torque output portion coupled to the hub shell and a torque input portion, the torque input portion being a first radial distance from the rotational axis along a radial plane and the torque output portion being at a second radial distance from the rotational axis along the radial plane, the first radial distance being different than the second radial distance;
a rear cog coupled to the torque input portion; and
a position sensor positioned along the radial plane that measures a rotational position of the torque input portion relative to the torque output portion, wherein the position sensor includes,
a displacement indicator mounted to and movable with one of the torque input portion and the torque output portion, and
a displacement sensor mounted to and movable with the other of the torque input portion and the torque output portion, the displacement sensor being positioned to measure a position of the displacement indicator relative to the displacement sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,518,841

EBIKE BATTERY MOUNT

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle comprising:a wheel;
a frame supported on the wheel and including a tube hole;
a motor mounted to the frame;
a battery including a battery hole extending completely through the battery, wherein the battery hole is aligned with the tube hole; and
a battery mounting pin extending through the battery hole and the tube hole to secure the battery to the frame;
wherein:
the frame includes a tube having a tube recess;
the battery is at least partially positioned in the tube recess;
the tube hole is in a portion of the tube that also includes the tube recess;
the tube includes a first wall and a second wall spaced apart from the first wall;
the tube hole is through the first wall; and
the frame further includes a threaded hole through the second wall and aligned with the tube hole.

US Pat. No. 10,906,609

EBIKE MOTOR MOUNT

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. An ebike comprising:a front wheel;
a rear wheel;
a frame structure supported on the front wheel and the rear wheel, the frame structure including a main frame and further including a rear frame pivotally coupled to the main frame at a lower pivot axis defining a horizontal plane, wherein the main frame includes a head tube, a down tube, a seat tube, and a bottom shell coupling the down tube to the seat tube, the bottom shell including sidewalls at least partially defining a hollow interior; and
a motor assembly having an upper motor portion positioned in the hollow interior of the bottom shell and a lower motor portion hanging below the bottom shell, the motor assembly being secured to the bottom shell by a lower fastener below the horizontal plane and an upper fastener above the horizontal plane.

US Pat. No. 10,696,355

BICYCLE FRAME WITH BATTERY MOUNT

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle comprising:front and rear wheels;
a frame supported on the front and rear wheels and including a frame mount;
a battery including a battery mount engaged with the frame mount,
wherein one of the battery mount and the frame mount includes a depression and the other of the battery mount and the frame mount includes a boss positioned in the depression, the depression designed to receive the boss at multiple locations to accommodate slight differences in a length of the battery, and wherein the depression comprises a slot and the slot comprises a resilient material to securely hold the boss.

US Pat. No. 10,647,373

ADJUSTABLE ASSEMBLY FOR BICYCLES AND METHODS OF USING SAME

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. An adjustable assembly for a bicycle, comprising:a first tubular support having an interior surface;
a second tubular support slidably positioned longitudinally within the first tubular support, said second tubular support being adjacent to at least a portion of the interior surface of the first support;
wherein one of the first support and the second support is adapted to attach to a first bicycle portion, and wherein another of the first support and the second support is adapted to attach to a second bicycle portion;
wherein the second support comprises an expansion portion, wherein the expansion portion is selectively movable between a radially expanded position and a radially retracted position, wherein an outer surface of the expansion portion engages at least a portion of the interior surface of the first support when the expansion portion is in the radially expanded position;
wherein the expansion portion is resiliently biased toward the radially expanded position;
a retention assembly coupled to the second support, said retention assembly being movable relative to a longitudinal axis of the expansion portion and the second support between a first position and a second position;
wherein, when in the first position, the retention assembly is at least partially within an interior space of the expansion portion, preventing the expansion portion from moving to the radially retracted position;
wherein, when in the second position, the expansion portion is permitted to selectively move to the radially retracted position to permit relative movement between the first support and the second support; and
a connector operatively coupled to the retention assembly, whereby movement of the connector by a user moves the retention assembly between the first position and the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,526,035

SUSPENSION ASSEMBLY AND BICYCLE HAVING A SUSPENSION ASSEMBLY

Specialized Bicycle Compo...

1. A suspension assembly for a bicycle comprising:a lower tubular support configured to be received within a steerer tube of a bicycle fork assembly;
an upper tubular support configured to be connected to a stem of a steering assembly above an upper end of the steerer tube, the upper tubular support is longitudinally slidable relative to the lower tubular support;
a first spring configured to exert a first force that biases the upper and lower tubular supports toward an extended position,
wherein the upper and lower tubular supports are configured such that the upper tubular support slides longitudinally relative to the lower tubular support adjacent the stem and above a fork crown of the bicycle fork assembly; and
an intermediate tubular support received intermediate the upper and lower tubular supports and configured to minimize lateral movement between the upper and lower tubular supports.

US Pat. No. 10,513,300

BICYCLE SEAT POST WITH ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle comprising:a front wheel and a rear wheel;
a frame supported by the front wheel and the rear wheel;
a seat; and
a seat post assembly supported by the frame and supporting the seat, the seat post assembly including:
a lower seat support secured to the frame;
an upper seat support secured to the seat and movable relative to the lower seat support; and
an adjusting mechanism coupling the lower seat support to the upper seat support, the adjusting mechanism including:
a powered actuator engageable with both the lower seat support and the upper seat support and configured to move the upper seat support relative to the lower seat support; and
a coupling device selectively connecting the powered actuator to one of the lower seat support or the upper seat support, the coupling device including a locking member configured to move toward and away from the powered actuator to physically engage and disengage the powered actuator, the coupling device having a connected state wherein the locking member is physically engaged with the powered actuator and the powered actuator is operatively connected to the one of the lower seat support or the upper seat support and a disconnected state wherein the locking member is physically disengaged from the powered actuator and the powered actuator is operatively disconnected from the one of the lower seat support or the upper seat support.

US Pat. No. 10,351,316

WATER BOTTLE WITH SELF-CLOSING VALVE

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A liquid-dispensing container comprising:a housing adapted to hold a liquid in an interior volume, the housing including an opening defined by an inner edge and an outer edge; and
a valve member defined by a first material and a second material, the valve member having a ledge engaging the outer edge and a cleat spaced from the ledge and engaging the inner edge such that the valve member is fixed to the housing;
wherein the first material is harder than the second material;
wherein the cleat is defined by the first material;
wherein the valve member includes an inner support, with an interior passage extending through the inner support, and an outer cover co-molded with the inner support;
wherein the outer cover includes an inner section and an outer section, wherein the outer cover wraps around the inner support such that the inner section contacts an inwardly-facing interior surface of the inner support, and wherein the outer section contacts an opposite, outwardly-facing exterior surface of the inner support;
wherein the inner section includes a self-closing valve disposed within the interior passage and configured to selectively block the interior passage;
wherein the inner support is made of the first material; and
wherein the outer cover is made of the second material.

US Pat. No. 10,906,610

EBIKE WITH PARTIALLY EXPOSED BATTERY

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. An ebike comprising:a front wheel;
a rear wheel;
a frame structure supported on the front wheel and the rear wheel, the frame structure including a front fork supported on the front wheel, a head tube coupled to the front fork, and a down tube extending downward and rearward from the head tube, the down tube defining a down tube axis and being open at its lower end;
a crank assembly supported by the frame structure, the crank assembly being rotatable about a crank axis that is spaced rearward from the down tube axis; and
a battery assembly at least partially secured in the down tube in an installed position and being slidable into the down tube from the lower end of the down tube along the down tube axis;
wherein the battery assembly includes a lower end that protrudes from the lower end of the down tube when in the installed position;
wherein the battery assembly includes a battery housing protruding from the lower end of the down tube when in the installed position and including a lower end of the battery housing, and a battery cover secured to the lower end of the battery housing and substantially enclosing the lower end of the battery housing when the battery assembly is in the installed position;
wherein the battery cover comprises an energy-absorbing zone that protects the battery housing, and wherein the energy-absorbing zone comprises a honeycomb cell structure.

US Pat. No. 10,919,592

BICYCLE WITH COMPLIANT SEAT POST INTERFACE

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle comprising:a front wheel and a rear wheel;
a frame supported on the front wheel and the rear wheel;
a seat post supported by the frame, an upper portion of the seat post being movable relative to the frame between a static first position and a stressed second position, wherein a lower portion of the seat post is substantially rigidly secured to the frame, wherein the seat post flexes when the upper portion of the seat post moves from the static first position to the stressed second position; and
a damping member coupling the seat post to the frame to dampen movement of the upper portion of the seat post between the static first position and the stressed second position, wherein the damping member comprises a hydraulic damper.

US Pat. No. 10,807,424

TUBELESS VALVE ASSEMBLY

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. An apparatus comprising:a bicycle wheel comprising:
an axle;
a hub mounted for rotation on the axle;
a rim mounted for rotation with the hub, the rim including a radially inner wall having an inner opening and a radially outer wall having an outer opening, wherein a first portion of the rim, defining the outer opening, includes a first securing feature having threads, wherein the first portion of the rim is spaced from both the radially inner wall and the inner opening by a radial gap; and
a valve assembly positioned in the inner opening and the outer opening, the valve assembly including a second securing feature engaging the first securing feature to releasably secure the valve assembly to the rim.

US Pat. No. 9,457,867

BICYCLE BRAKE ASSEMBLY

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. An aerodynamic bicycle brake system for applying a braking force to a wheel, the aerodynamic bicycle brake system comprising:
a bicycle frame having a seat tube including upper and lower ends, at least one seat stay connected to the seat tube adjacent
the seat tube upper end and at least one chainstay connected to the seat tube adjacent the seat tube lower end;

a rear brake arm pivotally coupled to the seat tube intermediate the seat tube upper and lower ends; and
a rear brake pad coupled to the rear brake arm, the rear brake pad comprising a rear braking surface positioned to engage
a rear wheel rim when the rear brake arm pivots in a direction toward the rear wheel rim,

wherein the seat tube comprises an integral air deflector positioned adjacent the rear brake arm, the air deflector shaped
to reduce an aerodynamic footprint of the rear brake arm.