URT or otherwise, this full suspension rig crafted by Richard Sheppard, of Ram Bikes, is one of the most uniquely beautiful bicycles I have ever had the pleasure of viewing. Read on to learn more about the inspiration behind this rig….
He describes it as a rig, not once but twice. For that reason, I'm out.
It is. Although I'd love to have a go on it.
I bet it rides 'interestingly'.
Probably not 'interestingly-bad', but just 'interestingly'.
Looks as if it might float over things in a weird way.
It's the bars and stem that cause the most visual offence IMO!
It is tom,I would still like to give it a go
Oh God...it's all wrong. The angles are wrong, it's a singlespeed, the stem and bars are wrong and the suspension design...URT meets Marin?
What's the point in having rear suspension that only works when you're sat down?
Needs the frontend off that crazy funny front end bike from last week for the full WTF effect
can't believe no-one's mentioned his garden yet....
I like that. The pivot placements are interesting in a good way, would like to try it out. But the bar and stem .. that needs explaining )
'Ram' is actually a colloquialism for crap where I went to school.
That bike looks as if it's been run over.
It ticks a lots of boxes for that STW nicheness cachet;
steel, singlespeed, no on else will
want to be seen dead on one have a similar "rig" and it is also available in the next big thing wheel size.
it still looks hideous even with more sensible bars and stem.
BikeRumor: Are the frames vertically complaint and laterally stiff?
Look a 650b version! The burning question is with URT do the trails still come alive?
Eye bleach please
Not much room for the Apollo logo
I can only see that suspension working when you're sat on the saddle with your feet in the air, free-wheeling vicar sylee.
URT was a terrible mistake wasn't it, what's the point?
Looks heaps better with a short stem and proper bars.
P.S. Do they only come with red pedals?
That is astoundingly beautiful.
What I don't get about that frame is that won't the distance between the saddle and the bottom bracket ( and hence pedals) change when the suspension compresses?
The swingarm looks a bit spindly...
Makes Mavericks look less fugly...
I like it.
The bikeCAD video on that article seems to suggest that the linkage works to actually make the swing arm rotate around the BB.
"Virtual, concentric Bottom bracket, URT" stylee. It isn't a million miles from the GT/Mongoose take on FS bikes in some ways...
I think it's wonderful.
Having a suspension system that changes it's response automatically depending if you are poggling along in the saddle or stood up hammering is clever.
I might have a go at it again next year.
I think it looks v interesting.
Its not a URT in the original sense of a pivot behind the BB. With a pivot in front of it, the suspension will still work when standed.
And it's an SS so for that reason, Im in!
Whilst I don't think it's a beauty, I want one. I think.
I hope those bearings are well sealed...
What am I, 3?
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