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Magellan35 pinkbikeoriginals's article
May 8, 2019 at 23:26
May 8, 2019
Video: Structure Cycleworks’ Carbon Enduro Bike and Linkage Fork - Sea Otter 2019
Three racers on two of our bikes have entered four races in less than a month. None of them had more than an hour on our bike before racing. The result was four podiums.
Magellan35 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 26, 2019 at 7:03
Apr 26, 2019
Video: Structure Cycleworks’ Carbon Enduro Bike and Linkage Fork - Sea Otter 2019
@EnduroriderPL: We'll be at Crankworx Whistler and a number of other demo events this summer. Hopefully we can find a willing pedestrian!
Magellan35 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 26, 2019 at 6:59
Apr 26, 2019
Video: Structure Cycleworks’ Carbon Enduro Bike and Linkage Fork - Sea Otter 2019
We can accommodate a number of fenders. It depends on tire size somewhat, of course. We ship with 2.6" front and 2.5" rear, with plenty of mud clearance. A front 2.5" with fender could work very well.
Magellan35 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 26, 2019 at 6:56
Apr 26, 2019
Video: Structure Cycleworks’ Carbon Enduro Bike and Linkage Fork - Sea Otter 2019
We promise. We offer a two-month money-back guarantee (see structure.bike for details), so if the SCW 1 isn't the best enduro bike you've ever ridden, just give it back!
Magellan35 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 26, 2019 at 6:54
Apr 26, 2019
Magellan35 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 26, 2019 at 6:52
Apr 26, 2019
Video: Structure Cycleworks’ Carbon Enduro Bike and Linkage Fork - Sea Otter 2019
On the bottom of the downtube. Less than ideal, we know, but at least it's there.
Magellan35 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 26, 2019 at 6:51
Apr 26, 2019
Video: Structure Cycleworks’ Carbon Enduro Bike and Linkage Fork - Sea Otter 2019
It's on the bottom of the downtube, which we know is less than ideal, but it's there.
Magellan35 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 26, 2019 at 6:47
Apr 26, 2019
Video: Structure Cycleworks’ Carbon Enduro Bike and Linkage Fork - Sea Otter 2019
@fluider: With the addition of Adroit, those are the only brands we know of at present. Regarding how much the eccentric positions affect handling and kinematics, there is a small effect on shock leverage ratio, and riders may prefer to adjust shock air pressure once they've changed anti-dive percentage, as the most aggressive (we dub it "Race", as opposed to "Plush" for our most compliant setting) setting can be a bit harsh over choppy rock gardens or braking bumps (while being very supportive at a 41% reduction in brake dive). In Race setting, we recommend dropping shock pressure by 10 psi or more from what you'd use in Plush. My personal favourite position is Low (22% reduction in dive), as it offers the best balance of bump compliance and support against dive and makes for a very fast bike. I have not had opportunity to ride a trust fork yet, sadly, and I would not want to comment too directly about another company that is proving the advantages of linkage (we're on the same side, after all). Regarding the different approaches we take to managing trail, though, they really are quite different, with differing axle paths as a result. With full integration of the front suspension into the frame and a virtual pivot point for the front axle, Structure has the ability to vary fork steering angle and trail independently of the frame's steerer angle. The result is that the front wheel stays exactly where we want it all the way through the travel, and the difference in stability and compliance at speed is remarkable. I hope you get to come ride a demo with us this summer.
Magellan35 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 26, 2019 at 6:14
Apr 26, 2019
Video: Structure Cycleworks’ Carbon Enduro Bike and Linkage Fork - Sea Otter 2019
@vinay: We've noticed that some have gotten have the impression that our wheelbase grows during suspension travel. Actually, it doesn't grow, but it does stay pretty constant through the first 60% or so of travel, with a front axle path that comes up more vertically than the axle on a telescoping forks. Regardless, in principle you are right; keeping the front wheel out front and stable (due to less weight transfer and constant - or even elongating - trail allows our riders to stay more centered, with a feeling of being "in" the bike as opposed to "over" it. With linkage front and rear the feeling is that the front and rear are working together around your center of mass. I honestly believe you would thoroughly enjoy the way both ends stay hooked up while tracking smoothly over extremely rough, technical terrain, and I hope you get a demo ride as soon as we can arrange it.
Magellan35 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 26, 2019 at 5:46
Apr 26, 2019
Video: Structure Cycleworks’ Carbon Enduro Bike and Linkage Fork - Sea Otter 2019
In four years of testing - and more recently, racing - believe us, we're tried. In 2017 Mike Levy even cased our alloy bike straight into a tree with no damage to the steering or linkage system. Only the fork steerer was damaged (single-crown at the time), which was an easy fix.
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