Okay, let's pretend to be an open-minded bunch for this one, just for a few minutes. The Scurra 2 is the ''most unique enduro bike
,'' according to the company itself and, with a wild linkage fork up front that's controlled by a Magura shock and paired with a dual-link rear-end, it's hard to argue with them on that point. The fork is home to a 29'' front wheel (the rear wheels is 27.5'') and it delivers 170mm of travel, while the back of the bike has 200mm on tap. No, this is not your average enduro machine
First things first: what the hell is going on with that fork?
Suspension forks are pretty damn good these days, and I wouldn't say that anything from Fox, RockShox, and the rest of the gang are holding us back, but Scurra believes that depending on bushings is a silly way to going about things when you need your suspension to be as active as possible. Stanchion tubes sliding in and out of bushings feels smooth to me, and fork arches and axles seem to do a decent job of creating a stiff chassis, but this small Austrian brand says that they can do better with their 'Trelever' linkage fork.
They cite the evolution of motorbike rear suspension as a good argument for investigating a linkage fork: ''... rear suspension also designed with telescopic forks - plungers (just like front suspension nowadays), but as technology progressed, forks were replaced with more effective ideas - the first: simple swingarm. At the end of the 1950s, the rear wheel swingarm, known since the 1910s, replaced that construction of the straight-travel spring suspension. And finally, the last development by mountain bikes - 2 systems based on parallelogram technology: the 4-link suspension and virtual pivot point.''
Taking that thinking, Scurra designed their Trelever linkage fork. The idea is that the sealed bearings offer way less friction than a bushing-based design of a traditional fork, and they can also control anti-dive and the front axle path to make it to their liking. The fork activates a Magura shock that's located directly in front of the rear shock, a layout that Scurra says keeps the bike's weight centered.
The dual-link rear-end delivers 200mm of travel, also controlled by a Magura shock, and the geometry can be adjusted via a cam system without having to loosen any bolts: simply turn the cam with a hex key to change its head angle, bottom bracket height, and a few other numbers.
The aluminum frame kit is made to order in medium, large, and extra-large sizes, and the retail price is around €5,000. That's a big chunk of money, no doubt, and it will get you the frame, Trelever linkage fork, and two shocks.