British Columbia, the Crankworx festival, the premiere of the new brainchild of Structure Cycleworks Ltd. from Alberta. The bicycle model SCW 1 does not have the usual many telescopic forklift suspension – it is replaced by a central lever. Innovation is just as controversial, as ambitious, and not the fact that it will be recognized.
Disadvantages of telescopic bicycle pendants are well studied – with active maneuvering they experience great friction and are poorly adapted for bending loads. It is difficult at the same time to serve as a structural element of the machine, and to perform the function of a shock absorber, when it comes to complex driving. The result is an annoying sense of “betrayal” of an iron friend at the most crucial moment.
Lever suspension, according to the authors of the model SCW 1, all these disadvantages turns into benefits, plus by 40% optimizes the operation of the brake system. For this purpose, all the nodes experiencing dynamic overloads were additionally equipped with bearings with a low coefficient of friction. In addition, the SCW 1 rear shock absorber is configured to compensate for the errors of the front suspension – not all riders, it may seem convenient on the first attempt.
Successful decision or not, anyone can be sure, if there is $ 7000 – for a set of spare parts, you will have to mount and configure them yourself. Either by paying $ 13,000 for a fully staffed bike that will weigh about 13.6 kg, despite the carbon frame. The sale of SCW 1 will come in the next year.