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3/15/2012 12:46 PM
Prototype Scott Gambler DH Bike 0 of 5
3/16/2012 9:08 AM
Single pivot, low frame, low bb, soft spring and long damper stroke. Headangle approaching finally 60 degrees, almost 0mm stem. Long wheelbase. Decent pedaling position. This design starts out - where I maxed out my Voltage. This makes most stuff look obsolete except maybe K-9 (perfect dialing), Voltage (extremely decent performance despite its simplicity), 2009 Commencal Supreme Mini DH (low spring rate suspension and supersmooth)
This will definitely go into my collection as long as it stays aluminum or steel. Scott - no carbon crap, pleese!
3/16/2012 4:37 AM
Wow, single pivot with a high centre of gravity. Awesome.
3/15/2012 9:15 PM
Great geometry, brakes, tires and suspension. Looks like fun!
3/15/2012 8:46 PM
Coil spring for up to 3.5" stroke... talk about small bump.
3/15/2012 8:28 PM
It may look bassackwards but they could tailor the progressive rate and geometry independently by tweeking the two links. I like it.
3/15/2012 6:50 PM
3/15/2012 4:37 PM
It looks like the upper link is only to prevent shock twist
3/15/2012 7:58 PM
More or less, I think you're right. That's what I was thinking after staring at it for at least 5min.
I would also guess it would help to regulate the stroke of the suspension so you wouldn't blow thru it on anything medium-to-hard?? We shall see!
3/15/2012 11:07 PM
Based on my armchair engineering skills, yes, I would also think that it adds a bit of progressiveness to the shock ratio as it goes through the stroke, i.s. making it harder to compress the shock the deeper into the travel you go. Also, it doesn't just serve to prevent shock twist, the upper link actually determines the position of the shock - without it, the shock would simply flip forward until it was aligned with the foremost pivot point of the swingarm (i.e. where the swingarm attaches to the shock).
3/15/2012 2:49 PM
Chain stays seem to be on the shorter side also.
3/15/2012 2:30 PM
Well for one thing, the system seems to allow them to run a very long shock, so the leverage ratio is going to be quite low. On a single pivot, we know that makes for good riding bikes (Makulu anyone) - chances are they didn't make this just to claim the title for the world's ugliest and most complex linkage system ever...