Dynamics

Our aim is to develop the ideal suspension system for every application in order to offer maximum dynamics and riding enjoyment. Kinematic analysis of the entire system forms the basis for our chassis development. This includes determination of the virtual pivot point as well as the wheel trajectory curve, but also the pedal kickback and the transmission ratios between rear swing arm and shock absorber.

Virtual pivot point

The virtual pivot point describes a point that moves through the compression process, also known as the instant centre of rotation. During the course of the compression, the rear axle performs a complex, compound rotation as well as a horizontal and vertical shift (rotational and translational movement).

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Wheel trajectory curve

In addition to the position of the virtual pivot point, the wheel trajectory curve also has a crucial influence on the mountain bike kinematics.

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Pedal kick back

The aim of our optimization is to reduce the fundamental pedal kickback of all multi-link rear suspension systems by keeping the horizontal change in length of the rear suspension over the compression travel as low as possible.

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Shock ratio

The transmission ratio between rear swing arm and rear shock is used to tune the chassis kinematics with the shock element.

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