The Company History
30 years of innovation…
Dave started Highpath Engineering to manufacture the much sought-after Highpath and Cleland cross-country cycles, years before ‘mountain bikes’ caught on. He also designed his innovative SwingCam brakes – the only cycle hub brakes that really worked.
Chris launched his EGGring custom chainrings. They have been used to win Olympic gold medals and exhibited on bikes in London’s Science Museum and Millenium Dome.
Dave and Chris got together to design the ground-breaking Brox quadricycle. This widely-acclaimed design has been featured on several televison programs about technical innovation. Although the Brox never reached full production, its design has inspired many other machines.
Dave set up Highpath Design and Development to offer consultancy and prototyping services to other designers, and to work on experimental Zero- and Low-Emission transport.
Chris introduced Pulse Swing Cranks and Pedal Extenders to help disabled cyclists to ride again, and Crank Shorteners to help shorter riders to cycle comfortably. Click here for more information on Pulse Crank Shorteners, Pulse Swing Cranks and Pulse Pedal Extenders.
Chris was forced into semi-retirement and he asked customers to allow him more time to fulfill their orders. He stopped making EGGring chainrings but still produced small batches of his Pulse pedalling aids and continued to provide his popular crank-shortening and crank-repair service.
Patrick Mcloughlin, a former customer of Highpath, has bought the design rights to Pulse Products and has restarted production. Highpath Engineering Limited also offers the custom crank shortening and repair services, and is now based on the Herts/Bucks border
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