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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:23 am 
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leaf spring forks! :o

http://www.bikerumor.com/2013/07/11/lau ... sion-fork/

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:14 pm 
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That really is different............i like !


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:59 pm 
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I'd like it too if it had some way to hold the wheel when the leaf springs inevitably start to snap. Just to make sure you can come to a controlled stop rather than having the fork legs digging into the dirt and throwing you over the handlebar.
Also not too impressed with the lack of setup options. This reminds me of a simple spring without damping.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:48 pm 
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Arent they carbon rod spring type things?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:01 pm 
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I don't see how they stop the wheel twisting sideways either, other than the bolt through axle. It doesn't look like a particularly well thought-through design.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:14 pm 
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Now that is cool 8)

Good to see some out-of-the-box thinking, as for lateral stiffness, it looks to be just the leaf springs themselves that stop the wheel twisting sideways??
I guess they must be stiff enough in that direction that it's all that is needed.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:08 pm 
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http://www.german-a.de/en/kilo.html in the comments section, looks familar


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