Cascade Components Announces 2019-2020 Commencal Meta AM and 2018-2020 Transition Scout Links

Apr 14, 2021
by Cascade Components  
Scout and Meta links


Press Release: Cascade Components

Here we are again with a couple of new links. This time around we’ve got a link for the 2019-2020 Commencal Meta AM 29 and the 2018-2020 Transition Scout.

2019-2020 Commencal Meta AM 29 Link
Red link on bike

One of the most under-rated enduro bikes now has the Cascade Components treatment. If you like slapping corners, hitting jumps and riding fast, our link and yoke combination for the 2019 to 2020 Commencal Meta AM turns the bike into the bike you always wanted.

Black Meta AM link
Red Meta AM link
The Meta link is available in black and red

Rear wheel travel is bumped up to 165mm and progression is bumped up to 23% compared to the stock link at 17%. How does this all translate to the trail? As with our other links, bottom out resistance is increased which is noticed when hitting larger drops and jumps. An increase in mid-stroke support helps the bike maintain composure when hitting G-outs, berms and jumps. An increase in small bump compliance helps the rider hold better traction across smaller rocks and roots. This bump in progression also helps the frame pair better with coil and large can air shocks while also reducing the need to run an excessively stiff spring rate or excessive compression damping. All perfect for getting your bike ready for a rematch with the Grim Donut.

Specs and Details:


• 165 mm of travel with the stock shock
• Progression increased to 23% compared to 17% with stock link
• Includes linkage and yoke
• Sealed Enduro MAX bearings
• CNC’d from 6061-T6 in the USA
• Colors: Black, red
• Cost: $369 USD.
Meta AM leverage curve comparison



2018-2020 Transition Scout Link
Silver Scout link

We figured it was about time to adapt the design philosophy behind the V1 Sentinel link to the 2018-2020 Scout. As with the V1 Sentinel link, this link increases progression as well as travel to deliver a ride that simultaneously has more pop and traction while being much harder to bottom out. The amount of progression is increased to 21% from 11% and the travel is bumped up to 140 mm. These changes are all done using the stock shock size and without altering the geometry. If you are looking to breathe new life into your Scout look no further. As we’ve said before, the link transforms the handling in a way that can’t be duplicated by a shock, volume spacers, or damping tune.

Black link
Silver link
The Scout link is available in black and silver

Specs and Details:


• 140 mm of travel with the stock shock
• Progression increased to 21% compared to 11% with stock link
• Sealed Enduro MAX bearings
• CNC’d from 6061-T6 in the USA
• Colors: Black, silver
• Cost: $319 USD.
Scout leverage curve comparison

For more information on our links visit cascadecomponents.bike.


148 Comments

  • 85 1
 I had no idea the Meta was an underrated bike
  • 8 0
 I was gonna say...
  • 7 0
 Was thinking exactly the same, particularly here in Europe
  • 3 1
 definitely not, in my locals trails they are definitely head turners.
  • 14 3
 In a world with many very carbon and very expensive bikes... I don't know maybe underated wasn't exactly the word for it, but when a lot of riders think "dream enduro bike" they think of something along the lines of a Fanatik ultra bling build.
  • 6 1
 So underrated, order now for....November delivery....
  • 4 11
flag rpnd (Apr 15, 2021 at 9:28) (Below Threshold)
 @CascadeComponents: sure! I love my meta, yet if I had had the budget I would’ve gone with full carbon + AXS and whatnot... yet calling the bike underrated is ridiculous. For the price I paid, which was on par with the “low tier” CF bikes from bigger brands, I got full factory suspension, GX drivetrain and XT brakes. That’s far from underrated.... or at least it was in 2019.

IMHO, the wording of the product kinda aims to get me to say “oh yeah, sure, this will fix my broken suspension, I defo need it!”
  • 2 0
 Easier to sell a link to ‘fix’ an underrated bike.....
  • 2 0
 @rpnd: GUYS MY BIKE IS REALLY GOOD REALLY
  • 4 0
 @CascadeComponents:

How about expensive carbon bikes that are a bit old? Ibis Ripmo v1? Could do with more progression to run a coil? Also has a pretty steep HA? Seems prime for a new link. Their sales where pretty high for a small brand...might make a nice addition?

I’d buy one
  • 1 0
 Looking at the suspension kinematics it's great but the only draw back is leverage ratio is not very progressive depending on your riding style.

The cascade fix this leverage ratio issues but unsure how it effects the antirise, anti squat, and pedal kick back.

linkagedesign.blogspot.com/2019/10/commencal-meta-am29-2020.html?m=1
  • 1 0
 @femto505: it changes the curve by a max of 6% - from 40mm into the shock stroke there is almost zero change.

You really think this will be a large change?
  • 1 0
 @justanotherusername: For that price (especially in EU), I don't think this change is worth it. Would rather spend this money on a custom shock tune or buying a better shock ... This is an enduro bike anyway and the not so progressive ratio actually suits it.
  • 2 0
 @lkubica: What do you think they changed for the 2021 version? I'll give you a hint, something similar might be on this page.
  • 1 0
 @CascadeComponents: Well, they reduced the leverage for sure, also changed geometry. Honestly, didn't see ratios anywhere. But for sure your link does not make a 2021 version from 2019 version Smile
  • 2 0
 @lkubica: They didn't reduce leverage. The 2021 frame has a higher average leverage ratio than the 2019. If it's more progressive then the initial leverage ratio is inherently even higher. If they did make the 2021 frame less progressive, which I doubt, then I should amend my statement to say that something on the page has better kinematics than the 2021 version.
  • 19 0
 Make a transition smuggler link please!
  • 6 0
 I would buy one right now!
  • 5 0
 Make a smuggler link please, again, please
  • 8 0
 I don't have a Smuggler but we live in a time of mob rule and I want to be involved in something; Make a Smuggler link!
  • 6 0
 SLM: Smuggler Link's Matter!
  • 11 0
 I’d buy one just for the bling. I’d love to see more of these just to make bike mullet setup though!
  • 9 1
 Agreed! More mullet links please Cascade!
  • 2 0
 you can mullet with offset bushings too
  • 4 0
 Just got Williams Racing Product's mullet link for my new enduro and excited to try it out.
  • 1 0
 Brilliant, Miller! Make a great bike greater!
  • 1 0
 @noodlehouse: Interesting idea - is that for coming from a 29er frame to a mullet? basically increase the shock length so it sits higher is the idea?
  • 1 0
 @sb666: you got it. Offset bushings can increase eye to eye which will raise bottom bracket back up. Depending on your current bb height and the size tire you plan on putting on the 27.5 rear wheel, you may only need/want one offset bushing.
  • 1 0
 @noodlehouse: Thats great info, thanks!
  • 8 0
 Commencal Meta being unterrated? That's the first time I've heard anyone say that lol. On the trails in my area, every fourth bike or so that you encounter is a Commencal Meta.
  • 8 0
 @CascadeComponents any plans to produce a link to the 2018 - 2020 carbon smuggler? I would absolutely love a more progressive leverage curve and a little more travel.
  • 8 0
 I really wonder how much of the improvement to suspension is the result of mere ownership effect
  • 1 0
 also the fact that you swamp from old sus bearings to new
  • 3 0
 The ones I have for my santa cruz’s are very noticeable. I bought one to see if it is worth the hype and after one ride was ordering the link for my 2nd bike. If you are an aggressive rider who likes to jump, you will notice it the first ride.
  • 1 1
 @Austink: I just recall having a CCDB air, vivid air, monarch rt3, CCDB inline coil and then eventually another CCDB air on the same bike. Three of those shocks I owned at the same time. With a shockwiz. I don’t know if I really felt one was the night and day better to the levels people swear a link changes a bike.

I also had offset bushings, cc angleset and fast suspension pike 3-way valve so I have invested in this stuff before. Can’t say it’s worth it.
  • 7 1
 So it increases small bump compliance, mid-stroke support and bottom out resistance. Why didn't Commencal just make it like this in the first place?
  • 3 0
 I was thinking the same thing.
  • 2 0
 Same question goes to many other bike brands unfortunately. For some reason not many brands make their bikes progressive enough
  • 2 0
 Commencal lacked the expertise, clearly.... or marketing.
  • 1 0
 @CascadeComponents can you comment as to how you're able to improve EVERY part of the travel/stroke? I can see being able to improve parts of it for different people's preferences, but to say it improves everything across the board is a big claim.
  • 6 0
 @smokingtires: We design links for aggressive riders. Just like with shock tunes and such, aggressive riders benefit from something different than the stock set up on most bikes. Obviously WC riders benefit from custom links, but it's not binary where people either are or aren't WC riders. There's a spectrum in between that still rides hard enough to see that benefit. For people in that range adding progression can improve every aspect because it can eliminate compromises that have been made. This can include things like over-springing, running a bunch of volume spacers, or running excessive damping.

First lets look at over-springing. If you over-spring a bike it will be harder to bottom out yes. But the downfall to this is the amount of sag at the wheel is decreased at hinders the bike's ability to track well. Increasing progression so that the bike no longer needs to be over-sprung fixes this.

Now for volume spacers. Yes you can put a bunch of volume spacers in a shock and get the bottom out resistance up while keeping the sag at the wheel the same. This does two things that aren't awesome though. First all that bottom out resistance comes towards the end of travel so it more or less is creating a wall of pressure. Second the large pressure differential results if pretty different rebound speeds between top and bottom of travel. It's either too fast at the bottom of travel or too slow at the top of travel. Volume spacers are why people think more progressive suspension sits deeper in its travel. Volume spacers do that, but more progressive linkages actually do the opposite.

Lastly, with damping there isn't a magic tune that allows it to be both firm on large impacts and soft on smaller ones. Shock speed is shock speed and the shock doesn't know whether its a root or a drop that's making the shock move fast. If you increase compression damping to increase bottom out resistance it will result in the suspension not responding to high frequency impacts as well. This in turn is more fatigue for the rider. There is an ideal balance of spring rate, damping, and rider weight. For more aggressive riders this is best achieved with a more progressive linkage.

So essentially increasing progression allows those who need it to get a better small bump, bottom out, and mid-stroke simultaneously because they no longer need to make compromises that have been improving one at the expense of another. The draw back is less aggressive riders who try the link won't be able to use full travel as easily or at all.
  • 1 0
 @CascadeComponents: Ok thanks for the clarification. That makes a lot more sense to me now. Sounds like I could actually use one of your products haha. I'm sure you won't be making a link for a Cube Stereo any time soon however. Thanks!
  • 1 2
 @CascadeComponents: Are you saying a 6% increase in progression achieves all of this and to the magnitude you are suggesting?
  • 1 2
 @CascadeComponents: Apart from the increase in travel, a mere 6% increase in progression (at its highest deviation from stock im assuming - from 40mm stroke onwards there is almost zero change from stock) is surely going to almost irrelevant?

I mean unless the riders setup is very well done and the rider very aware of minor changes are you seriously suggesting this isn’t just a placebo or snake oil?
  • 2 0
 @justanotherusername: The difference is very apparent. Keep in mind the usable range is not 0 to 100%. it's more like 15-35 so out of that window 6% is pretty significant.
  • 1 1
 @CascadeComponents: Useable range or progression? Could you explain that?
  • 1 4
 @CascadeComponents: ‘of’ not or.

- Comparing both, there is a very small deviation in progression to to almost zero deviation from 40mm stroke onwards.

I’m not sure what you mean my useable range, the graph shows reality surely? If the graphs scale was altered it would almost look like no deviation from the original curve at all -

e.g. mid point in the shocks stroke it looks like the new link is at approx 2.75 ratio v the original 2.65 - a 0.1 change, this will be almost completely irrelevant in reality.
  • 4 0
 @justanotherusername: You won't find many frames with upwards of 35% progression or many with less than 15%. Bikes on either end of that spectrum feel very different. So it's increasing progression 6% out of a 20% range. That's 30% of the range, which is significant. Now until you have ridden one of the links you won't know whether it's irrelevant or not. I can assure you this is a link that makes a pretty big difference though. We wouldn't have dove into making both the link and the yoke if the outcome wasn't worth it.

As for plot scale. You can scale a plot to look like anything. I could make the Y axis go to 1000 and then both lines would look like they might as well be zero. Picking as scale that's relevant to the subject is important. Stretching the Y axis to go all the way down to zero doesn't convey useful information because you will never see leverage ratios that are zero. It circles back to the usable range thing. We aren't talking about comparing things on a scale from 0-5 for example. We are looking at a leverage ratio range of 2-4 at the absolute maximum. More like 2.2-3.5 as the plot is scaled.
  • 1 5
flag justanotherusername (Apr 16, 2021 at 14:03) (Below Threshold)
 @CascadeComponents: I’m glad you agree with my point about chosen scale - as you have chosen a scale to display the comparison in the light that you wish to show when in actual fact the change is minimal - unless you can argue to the contrary of their being only a 0.1 ratio change at the mid point in stroke?

What do you mean by percentage of progression? Percentage of what?
  • 4 0
 @justanotherusername: Progression is commonly referred to as 1-(final leverage ratio/initial leverage ratio). That's the common definition. Make what you want of it.

Picking a single point on the curve doesn't teach you anything. You could pick the end of travel and then they would be the same. But the whole entire curve is not the same at all. However if you want to get into the significance of a 0.1 difference in leverage curve lets do that. The stock curve goes from about 3 to 2.5, so a change of around 0.5. Moving a single point by 0.1 is 20% of the entire change in the stock curve. That's quite significant. Saying that's not meaningful is like saying a switching to a 600 lb spring from a 500 lb spring might as well be the same thing or that the dials on your shock do absolutely nothing.
  • 1 9
flag justanotherusername (Apr 16, 2021 at 14:59) (Below Threshold)
 @CascadeComponents: I’m not sure it’s an entirely useful way to refer to progression in this instance other than a convenient marketing tool.

stating a change in ratio of 0.1 as being 20% of the stock curve while true is just a ridiculous, it’s a tiny deviation from the original curve, but if that’s where we are do you care to comment on the fact that from 40mm into the shocks stroke there is almost zero deviation from the stock curve - you claim increased progression but the rate here is in all reality identical - there is realistically zero difference in the last 33% of travel, no extra progression at all, nothing.
  • 4 0
 @justanotherusername: So all of travel is the last 33% of travel then? That's not how it works. You could flip that and say if you look at the first 33% of travel the difference is huge. You have to look at the entire curve. That's why it's an entire curve and not a few data points. You don't set your bike up to sag 40 mm into the shock stroke. If there were to be any single point on the whole entire curve to compare it would be the leverage ratio at the sag point, but that only tells you absolute bottom out resistance for a huck to flat type of scenario. The relationship between the start and end of the curve is pretty important and that is what progression is. That relation is what impacts how much a suspension design will pack up, how much mid-stroke support it has, and how well it handles chatter. We don't claim increased progression. Progression is increased at that is a fact. As such, the bike will behave quite differently than before.
  • 2 9
flag justanotherusername (Apr 16, 2021 at 15:27) (Below Threshold)
 @CascadeComponents: I’ll leave this here - you don’t claim increased progression you say?

• Progression increased to 23% compared to 17% with stock link

Other than claiming exactly that in your own press release of course.
  • 7 0
 @justanotherusername: It's stated, not claimed, because it is a fact...
  • 1 10
flag justanotherusername (Apr 16, 2021 at 15:34) (Below Threshold)
 @CascadeComponents: haha, good one.
  • 5 0
 According to Commencal tech website, the links for the Meta AM & TR are the same SKU, what's the word on this working on the 19/20 TR?
  • 2 0
 Might not clear the seattube at full bottom out ? (tyre or link, wouldn't know)
Same with the Meta Power 29, it should be using the same link as the AM 29, but they couldn't confirm whether that would fit or not when I contacted them.
  • 1 2
 @Ploutre: I was wondering about it for the metapower 29.
  • 5 0
 Just haven't gotten a chance to test fit it yet. I don't see any reason it wouldn't work, but don't know until you try.
  • 1 2
 Add another who is wondering about fitment on a '20 Meta Power 29. Would for sure consider this if it fits. I've just fitted a CC link on my '21 Stumpy Evo and it is a quality product that yields great gains for aggressive riders.
  • 1 1
 @Dustfarter: I just emailed CC to see if the link is compatible with the Meta Power 29.
  • 1 0
 @Dustfarter: Will not fit on the Meta Power 29 as the links are slightly different.
  • 1 0
 might feel unbalanced, are the 2019 TR`s not 150mm up front except the signature160mm and 130 rear. Mine is 150 and i have 55 stroke in the rear now so 140mm
More travel out back !! and clearance issues so would have to run the rear firmer
  • 3 0
 Is there a company that makes, or made a link for the BigHit back in the day? Just something I was thinking about recently.

Also I plan on getting one of these for my 2020 Stumpy. See how it feels.
  • 2 0
 I have one on my 2019 stumpy. Feels amazing. The bike went from harsh (sort of square-edge-hit-feeling) in the initial stroke, to being more plush. I originally tried to fix this by putting a CCDB coil on the bike. It was then bottoming out constantly, even with a coil 50 lbs oversprung. As soon as I put the CC link on, the bike got even more supple, and it immediately fixed the bottom-out issues on the rear end. Absolutely incredible. Also I enjoy tinkering so putting something else after-market on my bike sparked joy.
  • 4 0
 Betd used to make replacement seat stays to run 26" rear wheels and I'm sure that they did modified links for it too, though I can't currently find any evidence for that memory - though they definitely made linkage replacements for the FSR which you can find by having a look around in the Wayback Machine; web.archive.org/web/20040404232404/www.betd.co.uk/website/betdframeset.htm
  • 1 0
 I have a 2019 Meta Am 29er and lack of progression is my biggest complaint. It does truck very good, but you have to stuff the stock rear shock with volume spacers if you want to huck it, too. Happy medium is hard to find. I have got it dialed in pretty well by adding MegNeg now, but very curious about the link too!
  • 1 0
 Same here, added the gnardog spacer and a couple spacers, and the meg neg. The link looks great but the price is pretty heavy
  • 1 0
 I was just about to order the link for my Meta as what it has in extra weight it lacks in progression. But the markup in the european shop ist preposterous. 369USD - 425EUR. If anything it should be less than the USD price at current exchange rates.
  • 1 0
 That includes VAT. All our stuff is made in the US so no way around VAT.
  • 1 0
 If you run the Rockshox Super Deluxe then I highly recommend to try the Megneg upgrade
  • 1 0
 ...
  • 1 0
 @CascadeComponents:

425€ is roughly 510$ at current exchange rates.
So VAT is a 140USD ~38% markup?
  • 1 0
 @tigersuit: there are a couple of other things that factor in as well like shipping cost and import duties. It's less expensive to ship a whole bunch of links to the EU at the same time, but not free so that does need to be included as well. VAT is definitely the largest driver in cost though. The US price doesn't include any of the taxes people pay here because it varies stat to state.
  • 1 0
 I'm confused. How can something improve small bump, mid travel support, and final ramp up by simply increasing progression? Seems there must be a giveaway somewhere in there. My guess is the mid travel support is the one who suffers. Much like a meg neg, or loaded tokens. Easy start, mush, then impossible finish is a a high progression recipe.
  • 1 0
 From my experience of 6 weeks with the Megneg on my 2020 Norco Sight I can tell the improvement is noticeable all along the travel, from small bump sensitivity to mid-end stroke support.
  • 2 0
 Adding ramp with a link is nothing like filling the shock with tokens. There are a lot of misconceptions about how increasing progression will affect a bike that are based off of experiences with adding ramp to the shock. One of the primary differences between the two is rebound. Tokens creat a huge pressure differential between top and bottom of travel. This results in dramatically different rebound speeds between top and bottom. As a result a shock full of tokens is either prone to packing up or is a pogo stick deeper in travel. Changing the link, on the other hand, keeps rebound speed more uniform. It offers a smoother ramp that doesn't contain that end of stroke wall too. So the bottom out resistance is increased, but it doesn't create a bit at the end of travel that might as well be unattainable.
  • 1 0
 Instead of just more links, what i want to see from Cascade and companies with similar capabilities are aftermarket EXT era style, (no creaking) Enduro fork crowns or complete CSUs...

Depending on the price, i see a golden oportunity here
  • 1 0
 Everyone knows the Meta is world class, but the Scout is underrated.

I got a 2019 one because I don't race (I did race it at the Macavalanche), but wanted something to just f**k about on. It's coped with bike parks, jumping, bit of xc.. As someone living in the South of the UK it's nearly perfect.
  • 4 0
 Still hoping they do megatower mullet link at some point
  • 2 0
 Anyone know of a similar link for the old Scout? Something more progressive and a smidge more travel. I've filled it with volume spacers.
  • 1 0
 I'd be curious too. I've cracked the chainstays so many times I can't get any more and wasn't a fan of the geo of the newer Scout. Maybe the link will help to preserve my little Scout a bit longer!
  • 3 1
 @CascadeComponents Now if that scout link happened to fit the mk1 scout I'd get one also make one for the mk1 patrol and I won't have to buy a new bike.
  • 2 0
 @mtb-scotland If enough of us ask, it may prove to be worth @CascadeComponents time to make it happen. I wonder what it would cost to order custom.
  • 1 1
 One thing I don't get about these Cascade links is why they all just up progressivity but not to a recommended or tested value.. What I mean by this is you can buy a Cascade link to make your linear frame more progressive, but then you can also buy one to make a progressive frame more progressive..if the ideal progression is of a certain value then either A why make a link for bikes that are already progressive or B why not make the links so they acheive the same progressivity across all bikes... These links just seem like they increase progressivity just for the sake of it, without any intuition of what the ideal progressivity is, what's the point making a link on one bike go from say 11% to 22% or whatever, claiming this ideal or enough progression, then immediately making another link say on a bike that is 20% progressive to be 26% or whatever.. why not just make them all 26%. If 22% is good enough on one bike after link then surely 20% is good enough without link. I'm not buying this whole link makes the suspension better in every way, otherwise the progressivity would be consistent amongst all bikes. You can't say for example 23% progressive is good for one bike after installing a link but not good enough for another with the same progressivity stock so it needs a link too. As I say it just seems like a case of lets just make a link to add more progression to every bike with little thought about what figure is actually ideal and zero consistency.
  • 4 0
 The ideal amount of progression is more than a lot of the frames can make it to. The link just pushes it as much as possible without creating clearance issues. If I had my way they'd all be around 35%, but some don't have the real estate to do that so it turns into squeezing the most out of it that's possible. And yeah if you take a bike that's 11% and push to 22% it will be better in everyway... unless you don't ride aggressively and are too preoccupied with how far the o-ring on your shock moves. With the Commencal it can't be pushed further without having clearance issues between the seat stay bridge and the link. We never claim any of these are the ideal amount of progression (except so some like the Nomad link), but rather that it's significantly better than the stock set up. To say that we just make links with no end goal or thought behind it is seriously misguided.
  • 4 1
 I had no idea there was such a market for links
  • 2 0
 yes, it seems the market expanded to europe, finally. but the translation to german on the website is horrible.
  • 2 0
 I think there totally is for mullet links. Surprised that the Commencal link wasn’t for running the bike mixed wheel. Sounds like a really fun setup to me!
  • 3 0
 Check out Williams racing products for a mullet yoke @coletrane-mtb:
  • 1 0
 Transition scout comes stock with 140mm of travel, article says that the link bumps the scout up to 140mm, is this a typo @CascadeComponents ?
  • 7 0
 This is for the previous version of Scout which is 130 mm www.transitionbikes.com/Support_Archive_VersionDetail.cfm?ID=13
  • 1 0
 @CascadeComponents: Very cool to see you building links for older models, any plans to go further back to the Scout 1 or other older gen bikes?
  • 2 0
 @pockets-the-coyote: OG Patrol link would give me eggplant status
  • 1 0
 @CascadeComponents: the 2020 part had me confused...I guess both of these Scouts were available simultaneously.
  • 2 0
 Reeeally tempted. But the import fee to Austria on top of the 450 bucks is gonna be hard to swallow.
  • 2 0
 All prices on our EU site include VAT already and shipping is free within the EU for what it's worth.
  • 1 0
 @CascadeComponents: neat, thanks. Maybe I’ll try and get one this summer then.
  • 2 0
 No Love for a RAAW Madonna V2 Mullet Link? Thought there was something upcoming from Cascade...
  • 2 0
 Too bad I have a 2017 Scout :'(
  • 1 0
 I almost want the silver link for my scout just because it reminds me of the danger-boy link on my old Dirtbag!
  • 2 0
 Pleeasssseeeee make an Yeti SB165 Link
  • 1 0
 Very cool, love my v2 scout and this looks like this link could make it even better.
  • 1 0
 I'll be patiently awaiting the link for the '18 Meta. As if my bike could get any better. Meta does it beta!
  • 1 0
 Same I need this for my meta as well
  • 1 0
 Had one on my carbon Sentinel. Not impressed.. Went back to the original link
  • 2 0
 You are literally the only person to ever say that. Why didn't you like it?
  • 1 0
 I wouldn't say I am not impressed but I do go between the links because the linearity of the V1 Sentinel is really not a bad thing even with a coil, it's just different. Yeah it probably rolls a little bit faster on braking bumps and I feel less small bumps with the Cascade link but you can get pretty far with shock tuning.

Would I buy it again? Maybe. I've put maybe 1000 miles on it but very few at the park. Hoping to spend some time at the park next fall to see if it has a different feel there.

That being said, 17-23% is not quite the same as 7-19%...
  • 1 0
 Hello @CascadeComponents

Why not add bearings in the upper shock mount, like on the newer Scout?
  • 1 0
 That would involve new hardware, which would add another barrier/cost to installing the link.
  • 1 0
 I wonder if the Meta link makes it climb better with a coil?
  • 1 0
 Nah if anything it'll feel slightly more wallowy because your body has a bit more leverage on the shock unless you up the spring rate.
  • 1 0
 And for age old "any plans for xxx"

Any plans for the 16-19 Hightower LT?
  • 1 0
 red link and yoke combo is sick!
  • 1 0
 Can you make one that takes my Jeffsy to Capra town?
  • 1 0
 Canton spectral link please
  • 1 0
 I just installed mine on my scout, and going riding now!
  • 1 0
 Please make one for the new Commencal Clash!
  • 1 0
 Is it bad I want one just because they look cool?
  • 1 0
 I'll take one for the Knolly Endorphin thanks ;-)
  • 1 0
 what about a link for the 2021 Meta AM?
  • 1 0
 Underrated?? C'mon, in my city there are 5 or 6 guys with that bike!!!
  • 6 7
 Are we seriously going to get a press release whenever a link for a different frame is made?
  • 13 1
 Don't read it then? Every company out there tells people when they make a new thing. We just happen to be able to make things very quickly... The joys of actually machining your own parts.
  • 1 5
flag justanotherusername (Apr 16, 2021 at 0:52) (Below Threshold)
 @CascadeComponents: so if you make links for 100 bikes we get a press release every time?

Maybe lump a few links into one press release?

It’s like a chainring manufacturer giving out a release every time they make a new one, aaah a 30t today ooooh a 32t tomorrow, maybe a 34t next week or possibly a new colour.

How interesting....
  • 3 0
 @justanotherusername: they did just lump 2 links into one press release....
  • 1 1
 @Austink: good point. I’ll go back under my rock.
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