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Tantrum Missing Link

Unlocked suspension action of Missing Link

7 Comments

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 I still think the Magic Link was a better solution.

Any bike can be bob-free with the switch of a propedal lever- a bar mounted cable or even electronics will work nearly as good as this.

With the Magic Link you had reactive geometry and leverage curve changes, all dynamically and automatically. When you were on the pedals you had a linear, stiffer rear suspension with less travel, higher BB, and steeper HTA. Once you were pointed downhill you get a lower BB (perhaps the best benefit), slacker HTA, more travel, and plusher, softer suspension. It was like switching out the shock mount position, but on the fly and reactive to the terrain ridden.
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 The leverage curve looks like the opposite of what you'd want. Looks like it's very low in the beginning of the strike and high at the end. Wouldn't that make it less supple at the beginning when you really want it?
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 The cinematics result in improved small bump sensibility (especially important with air shocks) because the leverage is greater and a progressive end stroke, good for big hits. It`s fairly similar to most suspension designs out there.
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 Yes the leverage ratio of this bike is regressive, it increases upon travel. At the end of the travel you got a high leverage (wheel moves much more than the shock, when compared to the beginning of the travel). While almost every bike on the market has the opposite. You will bottom-out this bike pretty easily.
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 The chainstay pivots on the missing link. This animation doesn't show that. Nice try, but not quite right.
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 *should have said "also pivots "
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 (duplicated post)

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