basically the idea is that the pedaling force doesn't activate the suspension like it can do on other designs, frankly i think it was ahead of it's time. struggle to get spares now though
Awww right.. so the downward push on the pedals is absorbed by the idrive system so the extra effort than would normally see the rear suspension down..is eliminated..simmilar to a cush drive on a motorcycle
Cheers..another thing learnt
sort of, the bottom bracket assembly is independent of the rear triangle and the main triangle which means it is isolated from both but linked to them. the benefit is quite active suspension that should remain constant in it's movement whether sitting or standing and the other benefit is that the effective seatpost height doesn't change because of the eccentric effect from the i drive unit itself.
i always found they needed slightly more air pressure than quoted though which does make sense as i was later told by Mike Newton (ex caratti sport employee and former nat champ i believe) that they fitted the 'set up' sticker in the wrong place!
i think they worked best (like most suspension designs) sat down and spinning
@john, bit harsh that isn't it? i thought they were pretty good, certainly better than previous gt designs and lasted better than LTS's, my 98 lts2000, the rear end died in several ways!
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