Monday, May 12, 2014

Introducing The "Softwheel." A Crazy Idea, Or Will We Never Look At Bicycle Suspension The Same Ever Again?

Well, it is nice to see people have not given up on the idea of the definitive suspension system for bicycles.  Just when we thought it was all said and done with telescopic forks, shocks, elastomers, and “De-couplers,” along comes the idea to control damping with the wheel spokes, themselves.

While it truly looks like it could be an innovation in cycling, one still has to wonder about forces not being damped in a statically linear direction, plus if there are rapid rake and trail changes effecting stability at higher speeds?

However the system actually works, it looks like a good idea, and it is really quite “Out of the Box” thinking.

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