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Millyard Creates Hyper Ride II Shock from Reengineered Land Rover Steering Damper 2

From the brilliant mind and mills of Stephen Millyard, the Hyper Ride II is nothing like a conventional shock.

Millyard Creates Hyper Ride II Shock from Reengineered Land Rover Steering Damper

With the second generation of Hyper Ride comes a shock like nothing we’ve made before. One week, one vision, no drawings, just an idea...

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Inspired to create something completely original, we wanted to make a new shock that is simple yet refined, using British materials where possible. The project began in the garden shed where we were able to find old vehicle parts, that would later form the key components of Hyper Ride 2. A phosphor bronze bush forged from a 1950s BSA Gold Star valve guide serves as the bottom pivot, in addition to the main strut, a reengineered Land Rover steering damper! Hand machined using a 1974 Colchester Lathe, the main body was turned from a solid block of aluminium (left over from the 2006 Mk1 Millyard downhill race bike!) and finished on a 1950 Elliot milling machine.

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The most striking new feature is the unibody construction which facilitates central filling ports for both gas and oil, along with cooling fins to maintain a consistent oil viscosity and gas pressure. There are no washers, shims, valves or adjustments needed for this design. No need to tune, just ride. 

Initial tests of this prototype are looking positive and we can’t wait to hit some bigger trails.

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