milesthedog wrote:TheRookie wrote:
What the heck is dynamic suspension design?
DW, Maestro, Split Pivot, VPP, Delta, Switch Infinity.... are typically referred to as "dynamic" due to their linkage designs yielding a more optimal wheel path vs single pivot and first-gen 4-bar linkage systems.
As for the fork, linkage fork designs are typically faulted for what appears to be a less than ideal axel path. Could Dave Weagle design a fork that keeps the axel path 'more ideal' (adjustable for different HT angles)?
I look at something like the Turner Czar which is now selling with a Fox 34 120mm fork. That rear end is very much race-worthy as is the Flux rear end, but I'd never race XC on a Fox 34 or equivalent fork. It would be nice to have a front linkage fork that made 120mm race-worthy. Pinkbike had a video on linkage forks and the faults cited seem like they could be overcome with a 'dynamic' linkage front fork.
I've won a lot of pro XC races on a Fox 34. Back in the 90s I won a lot of races on a Noleen linkage fork. I wouldn't go back but this year I'm building a Spark RC with a 32sc.
Just to clear something up for you: DW's rear suspension designs are all about anti-squat curves and shock rate curves. Anti-squat doesn't exist for forks because there's no chain tension so a "DW style fork" is jibberish.