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Video: Sending it on Trust's New Linkage Fork
Dec 12, 2018
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Follow Trust Performance rider Mike Giese as he sends the Message Linkage fork down the Bountiful Downhill Trails, Bobsled and the Salt Lake City Street jumps.
Video / Edit by Wiley Kaupas.
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(Dec 12, 2018 at 15:28)
I'd be more impressed with the roosts if they were coming off the front wheel.
(Dec 12, 2018 at 18:07)
Why? That means your front wheel is not holding traction and means the wheel is not tracking the line...ahh, no thank you, I'll take traction up front.
(Dec 12, 2018 at 19:05)
(Dec 13, 2018 at 17:07)
(Dec 12, 2018 at 15:42)
While it was a good video, and the sends on the DJs do speak for it strengths, we don't need to see it slay smooth single track - can we get a full video of nothing but plowing through the rough over rocks and roots - with some slow mo of how it performs from the side?
(Dec 12, 2018 at 15:56)
working on one of those of my own. you'll see it on IG at some point here i'm sure.
(Dec 12, 2018 at 15:57)
x1000. All I want is slo-mo of the travel action.
(Dec 12, 2018 at 15:58)
It's good in the smooth stuff compared to a telescopic fork, but where you really feel the difference is in rough, rocky, loose downhill corners. You won't want to go back to your old fork.
(Dec 12, 2018 at 21:37)
: is there a company involved in the shock that i assume is hidden somewhere inside that sleek thing? ie rockshox, fox, etc. Just curious as looking at it I cant imagine anything non-proprietary fitting.
(Dec 12, 2018 at 23:52)
: I already don't want to go back to my old fork. Will this kind of thing work on a long travel DH race bike?
(Dec 13, 2018 at 0:28)
I agree - you can see the suspension is working but as it isn't through the traditional method I'm struggling to see the way the linkage works. Some side on slow mo would help...
(Dec 13, 2018 at 1:46)
(Dec 13, 2018 at 8:19)
: Not the first fork, it's a trail fork. I replaced a 140mm Pike.
(Dec 13, 2018 at 13:20)
: Skip to 2:10 in the video for one short clip of slomo fork action over rough terrain. That's all I was looking for as well.
(Dec 13, 2018 at 13:51)
: Yeah I did see that, but you'd think that would have been the whole video - the berm slaying was steeze, but you can do that on a normal fork, I want to see this do what it's supposed to do better than the rest.
(Dec 13, 2018 at 23:18)
Sure. Post it for feedback.
(Dec 12, 2018 at 15:49)
I'm just happy to see SLC riding
(Dec 12, 2018 at 16:50)
Whenever I ride Bountiful...... That's what I thinking I look like.
(Dec 12, 2018 at 16:35)
I would like to see the pb field test slo mo drop to show the fork compress and take the pressure from the drop, I bet there's alot less flex going on...maybe. When I see those field test vids that show the bikes sus compress the front forks look like they are going to snap lol
(Dec 12, 2018 at 17:34)
Regardless of fork, that was the steeziest thing ive seen on here in a long time
(Dec 12, 2018 at 15:23)
He can ride and I like the music.
(Dec 12, 2018 at 19:41)
I guess I’m one of the few that really like the way this fork looks from day one. Excited to see where this will lead 3-5 years from now (and when the price comes down, hopefully).
(Dec 12, 2018 at 15:41)
Look at the goddam traction on that front wheel. Oh my.
(Dec 12, 2018 at 18:19)
Ironically, most of those trails look perfect for an old hardtail with a Marzocchi Z2.
(Dec 12, 2018 at 21:31)
Well that’s what everybody was riding when they were built so...
(Dec 14, 2018 at 21:22)
I can assure that your shorts would be brown if you rode any of these trails on a hard tail.
(Dec 12, 2018 at 15:17)
That was one hell of an edit!
(Dec 12, 2018 at 21:48)
What!? An Evil on PinkBike?!?!
(Dec 13, 2018 at 6:40)
A sign of the impending apocalypse.
(Dec 12, 2018 at 18:56)
Let’s just say I believe all the linkage hype, I still have zero faith the air spring and damper are worth a damn. Maybe in a few years it might get sorted, but that would still require a lot of people to buy one first.
(Dec 12, 2018 at 22:36)
How can we trust this guy’s opinion of his fork if he clearly doesn’t even know what brakes are for? This edit was just so damn sick, start to finish.
(Dec 12, 2018 at 14:55)
The video linkage is forked.
(Dec 12, 2018 at 14:54)
Well that is one ugly fork BUT!! I'm very excited about the thought of never again scratching my stanchion! I hate damaging my $1000 fork!
(Dec 12, 2018 at 14:57)
wait until you get bearing play on your $2000 fork!!
(Dec 12, 2018 at 17:00)
: Well every forks gets play in the bushing (besides old marzocchis lol) and I'd believe bearings are cheaper to replace.
(Dec 12, 2018 at 17:48)
: Life time warranty on the bearings FWIW.
(Dec 13, 2018 at 8:42)
Still drooling over when i got to push on this fork at Philly Bike Expo. So smooth! Must feel like it isnt even there on the trails. Certainly makes my brand new Fox fork feel like it's antiquated.
(Dec 12, 2018 at 14:56)
Its a VW beetle front suspension!
(Dec 12, 2018 at 17:50)
No, it's your rear suspension on the front,
(Dec 12, 2018 at 18:12)
Underappreciated comment, it’s damn close.
(Dec 12, 2018 at 22:39)
The very first shot of the rider coming toward the camera - that looks like some serious feedback transferring to the hand and arms
(Dec 13, 2018 at 7:09)
Jesus, can someone just say the song name so these sweet sweet melodies can sing me to trail sleep?
(Dec 12, 2018 at 19:55)
"Salt Lake City Street jumps" is "I-street bike park". Should be corrected
not sure where that came from, but its very not right. "I" street as in abcdefgh "I" jklm... its at the top of the street. Google it.
(Dec 12, 2018 at 14:47)
That's forked up!
(Dec 12, 2018 at 17:53)
LOVE seeing the slc scene represented.
(Dec 12, 2018 at 17:02)
Okay, it looks like the fork cand handle trails, BUT the fact remains that it costs 2,700. Telescope forks cost less and still work amazingly, and they look better.
(Dec 15, 2018 at 9:41)
An Evil with that fork is perfect. Personally I think it looks amazing and wish I had the $$ to own one.
Sick vid too.
(Dec 12, 2018 at 17:34)
Dear Trust... where do i mail in my Helm for a trade?
(Dec 12, 2018 at 20:43)
I'll send you my address
(Dec 12, 2018 at 15:37)
That was rockin man.
(Dec 12, 2018 at 16:47)
ok it works...
(Dec 12, 2018 at 18:06)
(Dec 13, 2018 at 10:07)
cool edit...bikes still ugly tho
(Dec 13, 2018 at 5:06)
So is it $2,000 worth of traction?
(Dec 13, 2018 at 6:05)
Cool clip!! but the front fork killed it for me its weird looking ??
(Dec 12, 2018 at 18:23)
Lord wizard dw and his antigravity fork!
(Dec 13, 2018 at 0:36)
It's like the video is trying to send a message...
(Dec 12, 2018 at 14:49)
(Dec 12, 2018 at 15:11)
Doesn’t seem to be slowing him down
(Dec 12, 2018 at 19:50)
Giese-us Chirst! Mental.
(Dec 12, 2018 at 19:47)
Just another pivot to start creaking
(Dec 12, 2018 at 21:10)
Two thousand dollar fork, not enough money left to buy gloves
(Dec 13, 2018 at 17:16)
Gloveless is best.
(Dec 14, 2018 at 1:49)
Nothing new... Watch the Indian Chief from 1946!
(Dec 12, 2018 at 16:42)
Cool video and great riding but nothing will change how fugly those forks look. Ugly AF
(Dec 13, 2018 at 22:01)
Rad video that!
(Dec 12, 2018 at 23:48)
What the fork was that?
(Dec 12, 2018 at 16:01)
At some point that video ran out of travel. That fork looks like it’s doing the job, though.
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(Dec 12, 2018 at 15:41)
I'd be much more impressed if he was riding an Evil with a linkage fork.
(Dec 12, 2018 at 17:59)
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