A suspension company owner told me, if they could get it figured out for bikes they might be cheaper than steel springs.
that's cool. I wonder about durability. Will it last as long as traditional suspension?
Also, MX/SX suspension is some of the most demanding there is IMO. Is this technology a one trick pony or is it capability of doing all the things needed for MX/SX?
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Looks like Carbon Fiber Belleville washers. What is it with you Maico guys and Belleville washers? These things will probably work just as well for suspension springs as they do for clutch springs.
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Cool idea, the only problem i see is that the difference between the extended free height and the collapsed stack height would probably not be enough for a MX application because of the huge (By car racing standards) suspension travel. Indy and F1 cars have about 1"-2" of shock travel, then again with enough R&D I guess it could be made to work.
Look everyone, Patent Pending. Now all the rip off artists needs to get busy and bring this stuff to market before the patent kicks in. Maybe Leatt will get in the spring business since most people here think it's cool to rip someone elses ideas and designs. LMAO.
Maico had this technology in 1970's in their bellville clutch springs. Weren't made out of carbon fibre though!
Much more control over consistency and flex with carbon than metal. Very interesting.
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They would have to be internal, though. One small pebble between the springs as they collapse and it would disintegrate.
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Whats so hard to understand about that???
(Oh yeah, the above comments may be biased towards my own philosophophy)
Sounds like something we NEED!!! $400 shock spring that needs to be replaced every three motos? PERFECT money maker.