is it just me or is…
bikes that can crash on rocks at high speeds should not be made from plastic
Anything that’s going to break CF is sure as sh1t going to destroy an aluminium frame as well guv’ner 🙄
Carbon fibre is well proven nowadays, can’t believe people still trot out this line every time it’s mentioned in an AM type bike!Posted 8 years agoscaredypantsSubscriber
smee – the shock is on a rocker too
as the wheel moves up, the bottom mount will push forwards so maybe the top of the shock tucks in & misses the “swingarm” crosslink 😯Posted 8 years ago
(actually looks just a little bit as though it’s a really slim crosspiece on that link too)thepodgeMember
too many bits in that linkage, does it really make that much difference than having one end of the shock bolted on the swingarm and the other on the main frame? I know it will make “some” difference but that just looks overly complex which shouldn’t be confused with improvement.Posted 8 years ago
At leats there’s a bit on an art to working with metals – CF just slopped in a mold by some non-skilled worker – nah, not for me.
Hardly, in fact possibly the contrary – correctly creating carbon layups, even prepreg, is a work of art and easy to get quite wrong, metalwork is pretty easy, especially in the current days of CNC and robot welding, pretty much everything can be done by computer. Having tried both I can tell you which one is faster, easier and involved less luck* for me.
*luck reads as skill that I don’t have but sometimes you can get right by accident 🙂
The complex linkage design will simply give a variable shock rate instead of linear or ramping. ITs still a single pivot. I always think it would be easier and a LOT cheaper to get variable damping and spring rate by embedded electronic control rather than complex linkages.Posted 8 years agotopangariderMember
Its just a competition to see who can create the most complex frame shapes and linkages with carbon. No real point I reckon. Just train more.
I think coffeeking has a point about the electronics – this must be the future (and possibly homebrew shock circuitry!!)Posted 8 years ago
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