Bicycle suspension designs have progressed in many ways over the past 2-3 seasons. Now we are seeing variations on the VPP, the modified single-pivot and others as a result of trying to perfect these already-proven suspension designs. Enter Chumba Racing’s new 2006 EVO mountain bike frameset with the patent-pending FCC suspension linkage. The design is built to pass suspension energy to the downtube and thus channelling suspension forces through the frame itself. This unique design will make its debut at Sea Otter 2006 and be available to the masses soon.
Here’s the word from Nico Sunseri, Sales & Marketing Manager for Chumba Racing on the new EVO:
“The EVO utilizes the all new patent pending FCC suspension linkage. In a nutshell, this new linkage translates all terrain input into forward momentum…quite the step beyond just pedaling efficiency. Also, as described on our website, the frame is an integral part of the suspension. It may not be visible from the outside, but we are actually channeling suspension forces through the frame itself, making for a very unique riding experience.”
The Chumba EVO looks to provide a truly unique ride in the all-mountain category. Look for more updates as the season progresses–hopefully including a review of the EVO.