Road Velo List: Top 10 tech innovations In one of our top stories from 2014, the tech crew looks back at the 10 innovations that changed cycling in immeasurable ways Share this Facebook Icon Twitter Icon Email Icon Join VeloNews.com Create a personalized feed and bookmark your favorites. Join for free Already have an account? Sign In Join VeloNews.com Create a personalized feed and bookmark your favorites. Join for free Already have an account? Sign In The bicycle, and the sport that revolves around it, has changed considerably over the years, morphing as engineering, production, materials science, and the understanding of what makes a good bike have progressed. The world’s most efficient mode of transportation has seen its fair share of wacky innovations, from air-powered shifting to cable-thin tubes, but the industry, and riders, have always found a way to whittle the bike down into what it is meant to be, removing the silly and keeping the smart. These are the 10 most important technical innovations in the sport’s long history. Photo courtesy of SRM. Don't miss a moment from Paris-Roubaix and Unbound Gravel, to the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a España, and everything in between when you join Outside+.