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.