STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
GREATER PRECISION AS YOU CHALLENGE YOUR SPEED LIMITS
Riders of any size benefit from the extra strength to send it, without needing the extra hours in the gym. It all comes down to a critical balance between stiffness and weight (something our engineers love to obsess over). ZEB’s robust 38mm chassis delivers the perfect blend. Increased sensitivity, greater steering precision, and the ability to go faster, corner harder, and stay in control. ZEB crosses the line in a stiffness category of its own.
So, what do numbers prove? It was never about building the stiffest fork we could. Based on rider feedback, we focused in on increasing torsional stiffness. Why? As testing revealed, increasing the torsional stiffness made a noticeable difference in the performance and how the fork would hold a line with better control. A noticeable and direct rider benefit for those looking to go faster with more precision in rough terrain.
LYRIK VS ZEB TEST LAB DATA
Both forks are 29” 180mm travel
- TORSIONAL STIFFNESS = 21.5% STIFFER
- SIDE BENDING STIFFNESS = 7% STIFFER
- FORE/AFT BENDING STIFFNESS = 2% STIFFER
WORTH THE WEIGHT
A lean, mean, fighting machine. ZEB’s aggressive good looks add stiffness in all the right places, while maintaining meaningful compliance where required. Even on this heavy-hitting fork, we know gram counting makes a difference. We’ve chiseled away anything extra without compromising the integrity of ZEB’s design.