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Nov. 23, 2022, 9:53 a.m. -  Moritz Haager

As a short rider, I love what looks like the very low stand over, and I aluminum construction, but by far the most intriguing part of this bike to me is the shock. The description reminds me a bit of the Cornut (I think that was the name) designs of yesteryear with its focus on low leverage rates.  I have zero engineering credentials , but that design always made sense to me. Can anyone explain why low leverage shock designs like this have not caught on, I.e. what the disadvantages are? I’m very interested in the follow up article with the tear down.  I think the obvious disadvantage here is that initial shocks set up, especially adding or removing spacers, is going to be a major PITA. I wonder if it would be possible to do a cutout to allow access to the shock to make these adjustments without having to remove it.  I don’t totally understand where all the weight saving is coming from though. I get there are fewer pivots and bearings, but then the shock sounds larger and thus presumably heavier than standard shocks which you would think negates the former weight savings

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