Feb 20, 2009
I tried to get all the differing angles so you could see the latest 'state of the art' in rear suspension Mtb. design. The key is the 'DW' link which is really simple at first glance, almost one of those.. 'why didnt I think of that' sort of things. In reality, it does wonders for reducing the amount of 'pedal bob' (where the rear end flexes, while pedaling the bike uphill?) This means, less wasted energy in moving the rear shock up and down, and more power transmitted to the back wheel. If you head over to the USTPO (US Trade and Patent Office Patent) you can check out the technical info and also read all the gory details here as well :) The guy that came up with this has licensed the design to several bike mfgs, Turner Bikes being one of them. I've ridden many different bikes and designs from a dozen or so mfgs. This was the first one, that really blew me away as far as pedalability uphill, and plushness on the downhills! Thanks to my SNPS coworker Shaun Evans for introducing me to Turner bikes on our weekly rides last year in San Diego!