How it could help road bikes

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

Set­ting up sus­pen­sion means com­pro­mis­ing per­for­mance in dif­fer­ent sit­u­a­tions, but if the TTX Flow con­cept re­duces the amount of com­pro­mise re­quired then it has po­ten­tial ben­e­fits away from of­froad­ing.

Öh­lins’ Christo­pher Nils­son hopes the in­no­va­tion will ben­e­fit road bikes, say­ing it’s ba­sic physics that al­low­ing a shock to re­cover from one hit be­fore be­ing ex­pected to deal with an­other will de­liver a ben­e­fit.

ÒIT should be use­ful,ó he told MCN. Ònow we know about the tech­nol­ogy we will look into dif­fer­ent ap­pli­ca­tions.ó

Nils­son said the tech­nol­ogy is likely to pro­vide big­ger gains in fork per­for­mance than shocks. He pointed out that shock link­ages lower the speed of the in­ter­nal shaft while forks travel at the same speed as the wheel.

Dirt tech will fil­ter through to the road

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