GREATER CONTROL WHILE BRAKING
Brake jack. Rise. A whole lot of names have been slapped on the phenomenon, but they all amount to the same thing: You grab a handful of brake, the bike decelerates quickly, and your weight pitches forward. When that happens, the bike’s rear suspension extends, or “rises,” and causes the rear wheel to lose traction at the exact moment when you need to be low, centered, and in charge.
We’ve built in just the right amount of anti-rise on the Demo. When you come into a section of trail a bit hot and grab your rear brake lever, you stay planted and stable on the bike, the rear suspension remains smooth and predictable, and your rear tire keeps tracking over the terrain. Add it up, and it means that you ride faster and with more control.
EVEN FASTER ON PEDALING SECTIONS
The Demo converts every bit of your pedaling power into speed. The bike’s kinematics allow for just the right amount of anti-squat. Or to put a finer point on it, you crank on the pedals and the Demo rips forward instead of bobbing around uncontrollably and slowing you down.
PLANTED AND CONFIDENT
w is fast. That is, a low a center of gravity makes you more stable at high speeds. The Demo’s linkage places shock mass as low and forward as possible on the frame, and this gives it both an ideal axle path and an incredibly planted, confident feel.
MAXIMUM REAR SUSPENSION DURABILITY
The Demo’s shock linkage not only places weight low on the frame, it also enabled us to remove the shock from the upper link. This isolates the shock from side-loads and reduces wear and tear on the shock. What’s more, the Demo’s trunnion-mount shock features extra bushing overlap, which also boosts longevity.
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