We’re excited to announce that Salsa is partnering with premier suspension designer Dave Weagle, and incorporating his Split Pivot rear suspension design into our 2014 Spearfish and Horsethief mountain bikes.
In the simplest terms, Split Pivot uses a concentric rear axle pivot. That pivot, in conjunction with precise wheel link, brake link, and control link placement, results in several performance gains:
Exceptional bump compliance
Incredible pedaling efficiency
Improved frame geometry due to the elimination of unwanted suspension movement during acceleration and braking
Stay tuned over the next days, weeks, and months, as we share more information with you on our first Split Pivot bikes.
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