Straitline's Generation 2 Hydraulic Gyro:
We showed you the first version of Straitline's prototype hydraulic gyro when Mike Montgomery was using it at the Jump Ship comp in June
, but they have been working on it hard since then to fine tune the design. Not only does this second generation model have a cleaner look to it, but it also uses new seals that allow it to spin roughly 50% easier than the first version. Straitline prototype gyro details:
• Allows rider to spin the handlebar without tangling the rear hydraulic brake line
• Second generation prototype uses revised sealing that offers roughly 50% less drag
• In testing with Cam McCaul, Brandon Semenuk, Casey Groves and Mike Montgomery
As of right now the Straitline gyro is still in the testing stages, but if they can come up with a sealing system that retains the brake's feel at the lever, the issue that has plagued other designs in the past, then they will be really on to something. Straitline says that they are happy with how the second generation version is performing, a good sign that riders may be able to purchase the production version in the future. Stay tuned, we'll have the first look when the time comes.
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