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Trek’s Active Braking Pivot gets Euro patent

The ABP Suspension system already had a US patent, it's now protected in Europe, too
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The European Patent Office has notified Trek Bicycle that its patent application on its Active Braking Pivot (ABP) suspension system has been approved and will soon mature into a patent in Europe.

ABP is already patented in the United States.

Developed by Trek suspension engineers James Colegrove, Dylan Howes, and Jose Gonzalez, ABP separates braking and suspension forces. This separation allows the suspension to remain active while the rear brake is engaged. 

ABP uses a concentric rear pivot and first introduced in May 2007. It is the foundation of Trek’s full-suspension bikes, offered on eight platforms to date.

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