If you’ve got a suspension fork on your mountain bike it’s most likely to be a telescopic fork, whereby the stanchions slide in and out of your fork’s lowers. However, the past year or so has seen a number of linkage forks come on to the market.
In this episode of BikeRadar‘s Tech Talk Podcast, our suspension expert Seb Stott talks with technical editor Tom Marvin about such forks. Why do they exist? What are their advantages? And what performance characteristics do they have?
The links you need
- Trust Message linkage fork first look
- Motion France’s carbon sprung linkage fork
- We’ve designed the mountain bike of the future
- The ultimate guide to mountain bike geometry and handling
- BikeRadar‘s suspension fork reviews
- Structure Cycleworks
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Previous BikeRadar Tech Talk Podcast episodes
- BikeRadar Tech Talk Podcast Ep 1: Fork Offset — all you need to know
- BikeRadar Tech Talk Podcast Ep 2: Mountain bike suspension dampers
- BikeRadar Tech Talk Podcast Ep 3: Mountain bike geometry