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Split Pivot Patent 5

From the Weagle Camp:






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PIVOT suspension system awarded patent


normal"> "Lucida Grande";mso-fareast-font-family:"ヒラギノ角ゴ Pro W6"'>Split Pivot is the
world’s first patented Concentric Drop Out Pivot Suspension system.


normal"> "Lucida Grande";mso-fareast-font-family:"ヒラギノ角ゴ Pro W6"'>On May 18, 2010, Dave
Weagle, the creator of the World Champion and internationally acclaimed dw-link
suspension, and the DELTA System was awarded US Patent 7,717,212 for his SPLIT
PIVOT concentric dropout pivot suspension technology.


mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Grande";mso-fareast-font-family:
"ヒラギノ角ゴ Pro W3"'>Dave had the following to say about the patent being awarded:
“Wow, what a trip this one has been. Since I launched the existence of this
design publicly in May of 2007, I’ve been inundated by requests from bike
brands interested in partnering up to develop new Split Pivot frames. I feel
like I’ve chosen some great brands to welcome into the Split Pivot family,
brands that have their own individual flavor and ideas, and who really
complement each other. It’s been a crazy ride getting the Split Pivot design to
this point, and I’m thrilled for my partners to finally be able to show off
that patent number proudly on their bikes. We’ve been testing prototypes from
different brands for some time, and I know the member companies of the Split
Pivot family are excited for the world to see the benefits of our
collaborations and hard work. We’ve discussed, designed, tested, and refined, and
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font-family:"Lucida Grande";mso-fareast-font-family:"ヒラギノ角ゴ Pro W3"'> technology showcase a level of
suspension refinement that riders of any skill level can appreciate on the
trail. It’s has been so difficult keeping the existence of new prototype models
secret for so long so I am glad that part is nearly over and that it’s time for
the world to see how good this design can really be when dialed in. I think
that riders are really going to enjoy this system. It allows for atypical main
pivot placement that works great for acceleration and bump absorption, and the
concentric dropout pivot lets me tune braking forces and leverage ratios to a
high degree at the same time. Basically the Split Pivot design helps us to make
bikes that are a lot of fun to ride.”


mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Grande";mso-fareast-font-family:
"ヒラギノ角ゴ Pro W3"'>What is SPLIT PIVOT?


mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Grande";mso-fareast-font-family:
"ヒラギノ角ゴ Pro W3"'>Split Pivot is a patented suspension system for high
performance bicycles, where traction, efficiency, maneuverability, and frame
stiffness are important factors on the track and trail. Split Pivot’s
[concentric dropout pivot], a pivot at the rear wheel axle joining the
seatstays and chainstays on a bicycle, is the heart of this new design. Shaped
by Dave Weagle's competition proven engineering and testing process, each
unique Spilt Pivot frame is engineered to combine the best performance traits
of single pivot and long arm linkage suspensions. Split Pivot is all about
having fun on the trail, and each unique suspension layout is designed to offer
a ride that will make you smile no matter what your riding style or ability level.


mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Grande";mso-fareast-font-family:
"ヒラギノ角ゴ Pro W3"'>How does it work?


mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Grande";mso-fareast-font-family:
"ヒラギノ角ゴ Pro W3"'>Split Pivot’s [concentric dropout pivot] design separates
acceleration forces from braking forces in the suspension. The system reduces
excess suspension reaction to acceleration forces, and at the same time reduces
excess reaction to braking forces. Braking neutrality can be tuned
independently of acceleration characteristics, and suspension feel can be tuned
by varying leverage ratio curves in a wide range of options. It’s no secret
that mountain bikers like individuality, and the Split Pivot design lends
itself to a wide range of different looking and performing designs. With so
many possible mechanical layouts, not every Split Pivot bike looks or performs
the same. Shock layout can be vertical, horizontal, floating, or even driven by
a rate modifier link. This variability lets Dave tune the suspension
performance and feel to each manufacturing partner’s preference, giving each
Split Pivot bike its own personality unique to each brand.


mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Grande";mso-fareast-font-family:
"ヒラギノ角ゴ Pro W3"'>Split Pivot bikes are tools for having fun, and each is
carefully engineered to offer a ride that will make you want to be on your bike
more often.


mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Grande";mso-fareast-font-family:
"ヒラギノ角ゴ Pro W3"'>Currently there are six licensees of the patented Split Pivot
technology worldwide. 2011 Split Pivot models will be available in late 2010
from four USA and International brands. Two of the six brands have already
announced their collaboration with Dave Weagle and Split Pivot.


mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Grande";mso-fareast-font-family:
"ヒラギノ角ゴ Pro W3"'>Seven Cycles, one of the world’s premier custom fabricators,
will be offering a full line of Split Pivot suspension frames, including the
world’s first ever custom suspension kinematics. A product of Seven’s
leadership in custom bike fit and design and Dave’s work in human ergonomics
and suspension tuning, each Seven Split Pivot frame is custom tuned to
accentuate an individual’s specific riding style, ability level, and body type.


mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Grande";mso-fareast-font-family:
"ヒラギノ角ゴ Pro W3"'>Legendary East Coast brand Spooky Cycles will be offering two
models in 2011, a downhill race model reviving the Project X moniker and a
145mm trail bike for aggressive XC called Mothership.


mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Grande";mso-fareast-font-family:
"ヒラギノ角ゴ Pro W3"'>Eurobike and the UCI World Championships will see the launch
of full Split Pivot MTB lines from two highly respected International mountain
bike brands that have yet to be announced.


mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Grande";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Lucida Grande"'>Weagle to date has designed some of the most race proven
bicycle suspensions on the market, and it is expected that Split Pivot will see
the same pedigreed success as its predecessors. Riders can learn more about the
Split Pivot design, and those with too much time on their hands can download
and read the Split Pivot 7,717,212 patent, at mso-fareast-font-family:"Lucida Grande"'> mso-fareast-font-family:"ヒラギノ角ゴ Pro W3"'>.


mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Grande";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Lucida Grande"'>The Split Pivot design has additional patents pending in the
USA, Asia, and Europe. Split Pivot,, and Ride for fun! are
pending trademarks of Split Pivot Inc. mso-fareast-font-family:"Lucida Grande"'> mso-fareast-font-family:"ヒラギノ角ゴ Pro W3"'> Ride for fun!




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