Specialized owns the rights to the Horst Link.And FYI Horst Leitner invented the Horst Link. And Specialized,Ritchey,Fisher
,Klein and GT get my votes with a special thanks to Intense for the M1
If you stop there it's indeed clear and simple, it gets complicated when you go into details like the fact that specialized doesn't have the rignt for the whole world, Turner was a part in the development af the "horst link" and then went his own way, people like Ellsworth pretend to reinvent the wheel and managed to make another patent out of it etc, etc.
Looking at that list it appears that there's been nothing influential for about 15 years. Is this right - is it like music and we are now recycling and adapting older ideas without any true innovation?
Iwill agree with this one, if we loook deep into the past we can for sure find examples of these innovations that are way older than we think (mostly in the motorcycle world for examlpe prallel forks etc etc.).