by Matt Letch
May 12, 2010
Windwave have just signed up another small Euro brand not seen here before.. Labyrinth
This just in from Dan Jones at Windwave
Who are Labyrinth?
Labyrinth are a French mountain bike company founded in 1991 and based in Les Vosges mountain range, mid-east France. Labyrinth is a rider owned company that designs and produces its own models and unique shock linkage – the Adapt Link.
The Labyrinth Agile was born out of the trails of Le Vosges and the desire to produce a bike that could climb as well as it descended.
The Agile is a linkage driven – single pivot design offering 6” of rear travel via a Marzocchi Roco Lo shock. It also features cable guides for Hammerschmidt, remote hight-adjustable seat posts and an ISCG05 mount.
The Adapt Link is designed to give a “multi progressive shock stroke”. For the first 2in of travel, it has a very low leverage ratio “to react and absorb small bumps and have a greater grip”. The middle part of the stroke is linear “for small to medium hits and helps to isolate the pedal action from the shock”. The last bit is “very progressive to give a bottomless feel and to help resist large drops”.
7005 triple butted with forged links & asymmetric chainstaysAdapt Link driven single pivot design with 150mm of rear wheel travel using a Marzocchi Roco Lo
Hammerschmidt, Gravity dropper guides, ISCG 05
Head angle (trail); 68 degree (140mm fork)
Head angle (AM); 67 degree (160mm fork)
Headset type; I.D. 44mm semi integrated
Seat tube angle; 71 degrees
b/b height; 13” (140mm travel fork)
Max rear tyre size; 26 x 2.7
Weight; 3.4kg (medium frame, inc shock & seat post clamp)
Sizes; small, medium, large
Colours; white, black and polished
SSP; £1399.95 (frame, shock, seat collar)
More info here shortly. www.windwave.co.uk
Availability: July 2010