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Posted: Dec 6, 2019 at 7:42 Quote
i was thinking that too but the design language very much fits in with intend

Posted: Dec 6, 2019 at 8:06 Quote
Is that a machined fork lower? Could this have the potential for the sliding bushings that mr.mojo Chris was on about?
Very interested.

Posted: Dec 6, 2019 at 8:10 Quote
ronan29 wrote:
Some more German welding / machining sexyness...



Fork detail (not on topic but still interesting)

Seems to be a trick stuff prototype coil fork, according to MTB News: https://www.mtb-news.de/news/gefraester-federgabel-prototyp/

Posted: Dec 6, 2019 at 10:13 Quote
Ohhh my, that Nicolai is just right.

Posted: Dec 6, 2019 at 10:24 Quote
Kustomango wrote:
Seems to be a trick stuff prototype coil fork, according to MTB News: https://www.mtb-news.de/news/gefraester-federgabel-prototyp/

that makes sense. should be take guesses on what the retail price will be?

ill start with $2500usd and a 8 month wait

Posted: Dec 6, 2019 at 10:34 Quote
ktm87 wrote:
Kustomango wrote:
Seems to be a trick stuff prototype coil fork, according to MTB News: https://www.mtb-news.de/news/gefraester-federgabel-prototyp/

that makes sense. should be take guesses on what the retail price will be?

ill start with $2500usd and a 8 month wait

I reckon there's a fair chance it'll surpass Trust cost wise. But then, if you allow aesthetics into it, they've got a point.

Posted: Dec 6, 2019 at 11:04 Quote
ktm87 wrote:
Kustomango wrote:
Seems to be a trick stuff prototype coil fork, according to MTB News: https://www.mtb-news.de/news/gefraester-federgabel-prototyp/

that makes sense. should be take guesses on what the retail price will be?

ill start with $2500usd and a 8 month wait

The brakes are already at 9 months, I’ll go a year.

Posted: Dec 6, 2019 at 12:46 Quote
If someone can make a fork that somehow eliminates bushing bind and slop, they may just be a driver for change among telescoping fork manufacturers. If someone makes a $2000 fork with traditional bushing setup and a fancy damper, it might signal "peak fork development" - what Porter was talking about when he said "the traditional telescoping fork has been developed to a point where so little can be done to improve it, and what needs to be done is difficult and expensive."

Posted: Dec 6, 2019 at 12:56 Quote
PHeller wrote:
If someone can make a fork that somehow eliminates bushing bind and slop, they may just be a driver for change among telescoping fork manufacturers. If someone makes a $2000 fork with traditional bushing setup and a fancy damper, it might signal "peak fork development" - what Porter was talking about when he said "the traditional telescoping fork has been developed to a point where so little can be done to improve it, and what needs to be done is difficult and expensive."
You would have to find a way to get around the Cannondale roller bearing patent, or develop a way the pressurize oil within in the journals

Posted: Dec 6, 2019 at 13:43 Quote
IIRC Cannondale's patent expires soon, it was first submitted back in 1998.

I kinda forgot that the Cannondale Moto actually utilized roller bearings on a square stanchion in traditional dual-leg format. They utilize two dampers, one in each leg, which would be a bit frivolous today.

I actually think the thing that has hurt the Lefty the most is its utilization of a special hub. Adroit is claiming they've developed a way of using a normal hub and 15mm axle on their single sided linkage fork. If only Cannondale had done something similar with the Lefty it might have helds its popularity.

Posted: Dec 6, 2019 at 14:05 Quote
ajax-ripper wrote:
PHeller wrote:
If someone can make a fork that somehow eliminates bushing bind and slop, they may just be a driver for change among telescoping fork manufacturers. If someone makes a $2000 fork with traditional bushing setup and a fancy damper, it might signal "peak fork development" - what Porter was talking about when he said "the traditional telescoping fork has been developed to a point where so little can be done to improve it, and what needs to be done is difficult and expensive."
You would have to find a way to get around the Cannondale roller bearing patent, or develop a way the pressurize oil within in the journals

Is that design not incredibly heavy in comparison to conventional suspension forks?

Posted: Dec 6, 2019 at 14:13 Quote
Bromaphobe wrote:
I don't think it's an Intend fork as the bike would probably have more intend parts on it (Other than the Trickstuff brakes it doesn't share much spec with theother Cornelius bikes)


However it is HAWT

Well, Cornelius worked for Trickstuff a while ago. It might be a collaboration of those two.

Posted: Dec 6, 2019 at 15:10 Quote
PHeller wrote:
If someone can make a fork that somehow eliminates bushing bind and slop, they may just be a driver for change among telescoping fork manufacturers. If someone makes a $2000 fork with traditional bushing setup and a fancy damper, it might signal "peak fork development" - what Porter was talking about when he said "the traditional telescoping fork has been developed to a point where so little can be done to improve it, and what needs to be done is difficult and expensive."

ajax-ripper wrote:
You would have to find a way to get around the Cannondale roller bearing patent, or develop a way the pressurize oil within in the journals

LINKAGE. FORKS. Madder


 
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