Structure Cycleworks's new SCW1 front linkage suspension mountain bike is seriously wild.
And it's now available for demo at GearHub!
Last year we announced that the SCW1 from Structure Cycleworks was coming to GearHub, and the day has finally come! Structure’s unique design has gotten a lot of attention, stating "if taking risks on a bike is wrong, ,we don't want to be right". When Structure rolled out an early prototype at Crankworks Whistler in 2017, it definitely had heads turning. Now the time has come to try it for yourself!
Check out our previous blog: Is Structure Cycleworks' Front Linkage Suspension the Future of Mountain Bikes?
It's ultra rare, it's ultra wild, and our custom build SCW1 from Structure Cycleworks is now available for demo at GearHub.
Enduro Machine with full linkage chassis
Carbon Fork, Linkages and Rear triangle
153mm Front, 154mm Rear - DVO Suspension
SRAM XX1 Eagle drivetrain
OneUp Carbon Bar
RaceFace Next R36 Wheels - 27.5"
Cane Creek upper and lower headsets
RaceFace Kash Money Stem
Maxxis Minions with Double Down casing
Head angle slackens throughout travel, with 40% less brake dive, increased trail, and nearly constant front-center early in suspension travel.
The WTF linkage rotates on 30mm cartridge bearings and isolates the shock from bending loads, allowing the system to move with minimal friction over bumps large and small with unprecedented control at the contact patch.
The SCW1 features matching leverage ratios at the front and rear. Weight and strength are optimized by keeping hollow, carbon, double-crown fork and monocoque carbon control arms low and mounted to the strong core of the chassis.
Size Specific Kinematics:
Structure is one of the very few companies that adjusts the location of the shocks and pivots to keep all kinematic properties consistent between chassis sizes.
There are no special tools needed to adjust and service the SCW1. Using standard 30mm bearings, anyone who can service a rear shock can service the SCW1.
Mark’s take? “In 25 years I’ve been around for all the major changes that the mountain bike industry has gone through. My first impression of the SCW1 was, here’s another weird one. But the more I talked with Loni, I could tell he really knew what he was talking about from an engineering and design standpoint. And when I tried the SCW1, I was blown away. It was so smooth - zero fork vibration, zero feedback from stutter bumps, and the fork felt more supportive than any traditional fork I’ve ridden. The 150mm of travel felt more like 170-180mm. This bike was really different from anything I’ve ever tried. It was amazing.”
Mark was so impressed that he put in an order for one of the first SCW1s in Canada so that everyone in Fernie can now demo this amazing bike.
Come down and try it for yourself!