Iron Horse bikes and Tony Ellsworth will team up to create suspension designs for use in the 2010 Iron Horse range.
Iron Horse will introduce the designs with the line due to debut in September 2009.
Ellsworth’s ICT design is claimed to conserve energy because normal pedalling action won’t activate the suspension. Its inclusion could mean big things for the Iron Horse/Monster Energy Professional Racing Team.
Iron Horse aren’t yet ready to reveal the details of the 2010 range but when asked about ICT implementation Martin Astley, Iron Horse’s UK brand manager, told BikeRadar, “The Iron Horse range for 2010 will remain very much Iron Horse’s own project, the suspension will be based on the ICT system but will be adapted to suit the specific requirements of each model in the range. We will not just be bolting Ellsworth rear ends straight onto Iron Horse bikes.”
He also confirmed that, “ICT will be used on all high end Iron Horse bikes and all Iron Horse race teams will be using this technology in the future.”
The news may be in part a reaction to Dave Weagle’s decision not to re-license DW-Links to Iron Horse last July. Their contract will expire in March 2009.
Martin is still excited about the 2009 line up, the last to include DW-Links.
“2010 is still a long way off,” he said, “We’re just about to launch the 2009 DW-Link range to the public which is by far Iron Horse’s strongest line to date. We've managed to get some high performance bikes in at better price points than ever before.”