MONOLINK FRAME TECHNOLOGY
Sometimes the most complex things are the ones that appear to be the simplest. Over the years, that’s been our story–MonoLink is too simple looking to be one of the most advanced suspension systems out there. But it’s that simplicity that’s so innovative. MonoLink doesn’t rely on complicated shocks with fancy-pants valves and springs with logos on them, because the system itself, and the bike itself, is engineered to deliver a ride quality that can’t be touched by any other concept. We call it ingenious simplicity. MonoLink means that when you are out there enjoying a ride, less can go wrong and more can go right.
That’s the soul of every Maverick.
All that any suspension system does is dissipate the energy that is exerted on a bike and rider by bumps. As you hit bumps, big or small, the suspension’s job is to absorb the force that is transferred to the bike. A basic study of physics at your local pool hall will tell you that when one ball hits the other, they don’t move away from each other at a right angle. They move apart AND in the direction that the striking ball was moving.
Now, translate that to suspension. The bump is the striking ball. The second ball is the bike wheel. As the bump strikes the wheel, physics says that the wheel will move up and back (the direction the bump came from). Understand that, and you understand MonoLink! That’s what it’s all about: Creating a natural wheel path for the rear wheel to travel that naturally efficiently absorbs the forces exerted on the bike. When you achieve that, your bike rolls through bumps effortlessly, and you maintain all your forward momentum. Our wheel path is so special, it’s patented. You just can’t get this feature, or its benefits, with any other system.
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Efficiency is one of the most over-used words in suspension. It seems like every company claims to have an efficient design these days. Efficiency is such a buzz word because nobody wants to waist waste any energy that they put into riding. The problem is (remember this from above), all suspension does is dissipate energy. If your suspension isn’t designed correctly, it will naturally absorb energy that you exert on put into it. That’s what pedal bob is all about. Some designs are definitely better than others, but MonoLink stands out. It truly transfers the most energy from the rider to the trail, without losing any into the suspension. Here’s a conclusive way to prove it for yourself:
• Take any Maverick bike and roll it up to a wall, so the front wheel is touch the wall.
• Now put one foot, or both feet, on the pedals and push down hard like you are pedaling.
The bike doesn’t squish, does it? In fact, your pressure doesn’t activate the suspension at all. That means that every gram of force you are exerting on the pedals is trying to turn that back wheel. Now THAT’S efficiency!
Minimal Chain Growth
Chain growth is a killer for a bike. As the rear wheel moves, it’s critical that the path it takes creates very little variation in the distance between the chainrings and the cassette. Botch the design and the suspension’s travel could result in a rapid shortening-then-lengthening of the chain—the rider feels a sudden gap in the pedal stroke and therefore less control. The unique design of MonoLink incorporates the position of the bottom bracket into the suspension, and therefore allows for the wheel to move all the way through its travel with negligible chain growth. It’s one of the most important features that helps any Maverick to “disappear” under you, as you ride.
Get out there!
We don’t want to take too much time trying to explain and diagram why MonoLink is a better design, because none of this explanation makes a bit of difference unless you love the way it rides. We heartily recommend that you replace the time you could spend in science and math class with some time in the saddle. That’s when all the technology will makes sense…the first time you roll straight through that section you’ve never cleared before, or when you have to wait 10 minutes for your buddies at the top. Then, when they ask how you did it, just tell them that its way too complicated to explain.
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