If Batman rode a mountain bike, it’s safe to say that it would look something like this. Structure Cycleworks is a Canadian company intent on changing mountain bikes forever, with their wild-looking dual-linkage full suspension design. In short, it has what you’d recognize as rear suspension on the front of the bike, using a rear shock, two headsets, and some bold performance claims. We took a close look of this bike that you can now buy as a production model.

Structure Cycleworks Dual Linkage 27.5″ Enduro Mountain Bike

The Structure mountain bike isn’t exactly new, and we first saw it as a concept nearly two years ago. The big news now is that it’s gone through all stages of development – and you can actually buy one. Using two rear shocks and a crazy number of pivot points, the Structure bike uses a unique… structure?

The biggest reason for the unique front end is the fact that it decouples the head tube angle from the suspension travel. Telescoping forks cause the head angle to steepen through the suspension travel, while the Structure suspension does the opposite. They say the design reduces brake dive, and makes the 150mm travel feel more like 180mm+

The initial concept bike wasn’t made out of carbon – and we can only imagine how nerve-wracking it must have been to finally commit to expensive molds for such a unique bike.

The demo model we saw at Sea Otter had two Cane Creek headsets and a SRAM Eagle drivetrain.

There are three sizes available (Small, Medium, Large). Two build levels are available for complete bikes – SRAM Eagle GX starting at $8,745, and SRAM Eagle XX1 starting at $10,795. Framesets are also available for $5,995. Learn more or order your very own at the link below.

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14 COMMENTS

  1. It may be expensive, but still cheaper than a Yeti with a Trust fork, so there’s that.
    I’m not going to take a gamble on the first generation (or second, unless my budget changes) but kudos for trying something that challenges conventional wisdom. Looking forward to the reviews.

  2. I know there will be haters, but this is pretty cool and I applaud their boldness. It feels like the mid 90s all over again with the various linkage forks that are popping up these days.

  3. This is very different than a linkage fork and shouldn’t be in the same category. In theory, much better as geometry can be maintained or made slacker as you compress. Could affect feedback but I think any user would adjust.

  4. As far as my knowledge goes and by recalling my weird scribbles when I dreamed about a job in bicycle industry: This is the obvious way front suspension on a bike should work… I would love to test ride, hopefully the design will become affordable some day.

  5. I wonder how rigid is that linkage between the ‘upper steerer tube’ and the fork crown – i.e. how well the front wheel stays perpendicular to the handlebars.

    • Hi David,

      Our frames are extremely stiff. 25% stiffer laterally than a comparable enduro telescoping fork in fact, and the steering linkage is very direct in conveying steering input and feedback from the contact patch.

      In four years of testing, the steering linkage is one thing we never worry about except during annual maintenance, and because the links are a heavier carbon layup than a bar end, they are also very stiff and strong. With bar ends and the front tire running interference, there is little likelihood of anyone ever breaking them in a crash. Like the rest of the frame, they are covered by a lifetime warranty on frame and bearings for the original owner.

  6. I rode this bike yesterday and it was awesome! The really big thing I noticed was when you push into the bike to pump a trail, it feels so stable. I assume its from the growing wheel base. This bike is at home when hauling ass!

  7. Tele forks have limitations and this like the BMW linkage is a novel way around brake dive and linear travel, now for a good thrash down Fort Williams bike breaker trails

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