This looks like something to keep track of, maintenance free, deigned with no pedal platform , sub 200 grams ... I'll get one this summer!!!!
From the Magura site:
State-of-art automotive technology gets access to the bike biz with the new MAGURA MX air rearshock!
The relevant advantages of this new technology are ultimate plushness, easy set-up, no-maintenance and low weight.
* The superb plushness is achieved by minimum friction of seals in the rear shock. All dynamic seals are self lubricating (Teflon). The rubber below does not create friction on surfaces, as it “rolls” like a wheel, i.e. flapping over. Due to the big air volume, about three times more than conventional air shocks and the big radiating surface, temperature problems on damping and suspension are almost non existent. Oil/air rear shocks show a much bigger effect on temperature.
* The setup is mainly done by air pressure for adjusting the correct sag. Once the air pressure is correct, the rebound is adjusted in the known way. That was it! If you ride with additional weight (e.g. big back pack) only pump up the rear shock. Damping is adjusted automatically because the air is acting also as damping fluid. By changing the pressure, the viscosity of the air is also changed, as air is compressible. Super easy!
* The MX rear shock will be the new benchmark also maintenance wise, as it is litterally maintenance free! The used technology seals the system, there are no friction surfaces where dirt can get in or air out. All internal contact surfaces are self lubricating. Air as suspension and damping fluid does not wear. What shall be maintained or serviced?
* Weight will be clearly below 200g for the MX 165!
The MX air rear shock is designed for new modern rear linkage systems, that eliminate chain torque induced forces and don´t need lockout or platform systems, to tap the full potential of the system.
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