How it could help road bikes
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