Dave Weagle's dw-link suspension system may be the single most significant advancement in bicycles since the advent of suspension in the early 1990s. Widely heralded by professional racers and everyday riders for its performance traits, the dw-link actually accomplishes what other suspension systems have pretended to do for years.
dw-link is only available on the world's best suspension bicycles from: Ibis, Independent Fab, Iron Horse Bicycles, Pivot Cycles and Turner Bikes.
All vehicles on earth are governed by the same laws of physics. Your truck, a motorcycle, a bicycle. It is all the same in the world of physics. These following principles describe the situations that govern vehicle movement. dw-link anticipates and works with these principles to balance forces for exceptional vehicle performance.
- Every rider has a mass. For a person seated on a bike, a theoretical point just in front of his or her navel represents their “center of mass."
- Newton's Third law of Motion states that "Every action has an equal and opposite reaction." When a bicycle accelerates forward, the rider's mass is transferred rearward. Without something to counteract this mass transfer, the rear suspension on most bicycles will compress under acceleration. This mass transfer as a reaction to acceleration is what riders have come to know as "bob."
- "Pedal feedback" is a result of radically changing aligned chainstay lengths (the distance from the center of the BB to the center of the rear axle). The less radical of a change in aligned chainstay length, the less pedal feedback can be felt.
- Extra damping is not a substitute for an efficient suspension system. Less compression damping lets your suspension react to smaller imperfections on the trail and aids in traction while cornering and climbing