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    What does I.C.E. mean, in relation to Suntour?

    I see ads for their forks mentioning it. Suntour mentions it on their website in regards to shifters. But they don't tell you what it is.

    Can anyone help me out on this one?

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    Innovated Competitive Edge?
    Integrated Component Engineering?
    It Could Explode?

    Quick word search through their catalog doesn't give an explanation either, although it gets a lot of results. Odd.

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    Integrated Control Equipment

    It referred to specific remote lock-outs that we used in 2004-2006. The term has stuck around and basically suggest a fork has a intergrated lock-out.

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    SR Suntour warranty/technical advisor

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRvancouver13 View Post
    Integrated Control Equipment

    It referred to specific remote lock-outs that we used in 2004-2006. The term has stuck around and basically suggest a fork has a intergrated lock-out.

    Nick
    Okay, kind of makes sense. But putting that label on shifters seems kind of odd. Unless it locks out the derailleur, turning the bike into a SS.

    Thanks to Andrew and Zuarte for the laughs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikedreamer View Post
    Okay, kind of makes sense. But putting that label on shifters seems kind of odd. Unless it locks out the derailleur, turning the bike into a SS.
    I think the remote lockouts that Nick is talking about were able to integrate with the shifters. Maybe kind of like the Sram matchmaker setup where you can have your shifters/brake levers share a mount? *Shimano also has integrated shifter/mechanical brake levers but you have to replace the entire unit as one component, you can't replace just the shifter for instance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry_K View Post
    I think the remote lockouts that Nick is talking about were able to integrate with the shifters. Maybe kind of like the Sram matchmaker setup where you can have your shifters/brake levers share a mount? *Shimano also has integrated shifter/mechanical brake levers but you have to replace the entire unit as one component, you can't replace just the shifter for instance.
    Ah, that makes sense. Thanks.

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