Suspensions For ALL!

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Andyinchville1, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. Andyinchville1

    Andyinchville1 Manufacturer/Dealer

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    Hi All,

    Just surfing the web and ran across this site (Pantour Products info) showing bicycle hubs that add suspensions to your bike....With so much talk about making our bikes more comfortable to ride maybe this is the ticket?

    Has anybody out there tried one?

    Andrew
     
  2. Dave31

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    Very Interesting....Thanks for sharing that Andrew
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  3. Easy Rider

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    Nice find Andrew. Of course the one I like is $299!:(
    I wonder if you would need a chain tensioner?
     
  4. shiloh0

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    this is pretty cool stuff, thanks for the link to it
     
  5. Bikeguy Joe

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    Everthing old is new again!

    Only more high tech.
     
  6. jasonh

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    That's pretty nifty. not a lot of travel though, but I wonder how well it would take out the bumps in the road.

    I'd bet you'd need a spring loaded tensioner though, since the wheel would be moving.
     
  7. Andyinchville1

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    Yeah it is kinda neat....the lack of travel seems like a concern BUT I read on their site something about how suspension forks have "stiction" (I guess like friction) so it is supposedly good.....I wonder how a hub like that would work in conjunction with a regular bike suspension?...Maybe the first inch of travel would be great since the hub does that then the regular suspension kicks in?....Hmmmm add a shock absorbing seat post and a gel cover....you may never even know you hit a bump! ;-)

    Andrew
     
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    The bigger problem would be how would one approach braking with this setup?
     
  9. Andyinchville1

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    HI,

    From reading the FAQ's on their site they claim it is not a problem....even for rim brakes!....something about how the wheel moves....that keeps the brake pad within the rim....

    Andrew
     
  10. Jemma Hawtrey

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    That would be brilliant with systems such as GEBE since there is already play in the belt/tensioner system.. the only loss would be the ratios but then it would be usable with a deraillier bike...

    Even a little play in back would be useful - not only to save fragile human behinds but also to save shock to the wheels and other components that high speed use imparts.. a good find.

    Jemma xx
     

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