Good question. I've tried to read the entire patent before, but I was starting to get scrambled after about 10 minutes... :skep:konut said:ok floating dw,but very similar none the less,although isnt the patent for the link length and such not where the shock is mounted.
Wrong again the Independent Fab bike that is yet to make it into production has DW and a floater link.Uncle Cliffy said:Good question. I've tried to read the entire patent before, but I was starting to get scrambled after about 10 minutes... :skep:
If it is DW designed, this is the first design I've seen with a floating damper, but I'm pretty sure Dave didn't work on this bike. Sick frame though...
Yup. I stand corrected. As you posted this, I did a google and found a page that describes the entire patent in full. (I wont quote it here since it's pretty long...) It has a section that basicly states the damper can mount to the top link, or the bottom link, or both...swash said:Wrong again the Independent Fab bike that is yet to make it into production has DW and a floater link.
That wasn't the main point... he later realized that the floater shock mount allowed a bit of extension, but not considerable.swash said:What do you mean? I'm confused. That IF is set up the same way trek sets up their full floaters, upper link compressing the shock, lower link extending the shot. Obviously the upper link is doing more to compress the shock then the lower link is doing to extend it. That mondraker is set up with both links compressing the shock, both are perfectly good systems. full floaters are nothing new and DW always does a good job calling out all possible shock mounting positions in his patents.