- Show us your fugly bikes
That was from about 2005. Rode really nice but it was a bit of an acquired taste as the forks moved backwards in a sort of J path, rather than up-down like a regular telescopic
Unusual! Can’t really picture how that’d work.
How was it on steep stuff? The uprights on the fork make it look like it would be hard work.Posted 4 years agodeviantMember
The Preston has a similar setup to the front suspension design of BMW motorbikes, its called a Hossack front end isnt it?Posted 4 years ago
Supposed to be able to seperate braking and steering forces far better than telescopic forks, the morobikes are supposed to experience far less initial dive when applying the front brakes, takes some getting used to, most people report a remote feeling with telescopic forks provided more feedback.
That said, BMW bikes always perform well in braking tests so it must have some merits.tenfootSubscriber
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Ha ha – thanks. Bought this bike 2nd hand as a temporary replacement for broken spesh ground control fsr. I have since bought a new bike but this ‘beauty’ works well as a bike to ride with the kids, or if I know I won’t be tackling anything steep or technical. Not bad for a 13 yo bikePosted 4 years agotomhowardSubscriber
IARR, once you had got it up to speed, it handled really well, as all the weight was in the middle of the frame. Plus it was very stable in the air. I’m still convinced by the idea, just not the application in this case, there were too many proprietary bits of kit (20mm axle, fixed rear hub!) the ‘gearbox’ (in reality a nexus 8 hub) was noticeably draggy and as it’s new owner noted, having a constantly moving chain isn’t ideal if/when you crash…
The zerode design IMO is much better.Posted 4 years ago
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