April 15, 2011
After a couple of years’ absence, Mountain Cycle is relaunching itself at the Sea Otter, complete with a new look and new suspension platform.
In order to keep things simple, the three suspension bikes in the range share the same ‘Turntable’ suspension system with varying amounts of travel. All complete bikes will be available in a single spec too.
Going up the ranks, then, there’s the Zen II with 5.5in travel, the San Andreas II with 6.5 and the Shockwave DH bike with 8in of travel
All the bikes are single pivot, but the clever bit that Mountain Cycle is proud of is this Turntable link. The bottom mount of the suspension activating dogbone sits on an eccentric that is free to turn. As the swingarm goes through its cycle, the lower mount moves, changing the suspension ratio to give the ride that the Mountain Cycle engineers want.
All the bikes should be out in August/September time. Mountain Cycle wasn’t sure who its UK distributor would be, but we’ll let you know when we know.