Yes, we will never release another model again...:cornut:Is this the only model being released ? JP?
Does the lack of a wheel size designation after the "SB" suggest that Switch Infinity bikes will be 650b/27.5" wheels only? Or perhaps each Switch Infinity bike with a specific amount of travel will only have one primary wheel size, e.g. an SB4 would only be offered as 29er, the SB5 a 650b, the SB6 a blah blah, etc.? Or perhaps I'm looking waaaay too much into the name here...Yes, 650B.
yeah what he said....It seems based on where they're positioned low in the bike and totally exposed that they will just get completely mucked up??
How has the experience been with the exposed lower pivots? The demo video shows the suspension cycling through the two small stanchions, for lack of a better, word. It seems based on where they're positioned low in the bike and totally exposed that they will just get completely mucked up??
yeah what he said....
East coast rider here and those sliders look like sitting ducks for some red clay and sand to me. But I could be wrong. They are kind of tucked in there. I notice the maintanance states that you don't want to "over lubricate" the sliders. Nice to see the grease zerks on there too.
Hey guys-Wow really impressive, looks nice and like the technology.. very clever stuff.
Like others who live in wet climes the elephant in the room is clearly the maintenance, reliability, cleaning. I'd guess on 10% of my rides that entire link void would completely fill with mud. Looking at it I think I spy some grease ports?[edit: ahh yes they are]
Wonder if the bushings are standard fox bushes or some special size..
I understand the desire to show off the link and the open design helps with drainage but I'm surprised there aren't optional removable cover plates. Clearly not considered as there is no seal lip in the frame around the link. Looks too complex and tight in there to use neoprene successfully. Though a neoprene cover right round the frame could possibly work?.
Still I'm sorely tempted but realistically I'll wait for a 66 replacement and what the reliability and warranty is on that link.
We messed around with some super short stays and some a bit longer, but in the end, we felt like 442 gave us the feel we were going for. Remember: this is a bit lower and slacker than most other bikes in the category, and it's meant to be ridden fast.John,
why the long chainstays (442mm) for a low travel trail bike? Or is this a tribute to the Switch Infinity system which needs a lot of room?
Dammit... why didn't we think of that?!??John, if you went with 26er wheels you could bring that chainstay length in.