When Noel sets out to design a new model from the ground up, he reviews every single feature and component of the frame, and asks himself a couple questions: "Do we still need this?" If the answer is yes, the next question becomes: "How can I make this better?"
So this is the next evolution of our swing-link design(the darker, most forward link). All of our previous swink-link iterations have been executed in the typical triangular fashion. But since our Fourby4 suspension design has an extra link in the mix, we wanted to simplify how the entire linkage package looks, while maintaining the functionality of the design....
As you can see, this swing link only has two main outer surfaces, but all the linkage locations remain unchanged. Also, from the 'top down' you can see that the linkages now are a nice fluid line that flows directly into the seat-stay. Looks pretty good, don't you think?
Oh ya, by the way, the first model this new linkage package will be featured on will also have big wheels.