The BergmÃƒÂ¶nch Koga is a full suspension downhill…scooter. Ã‚Â The video above is foreign, but I think it has subliminal messages, because now I totally want one of these (give the video a second to get into its groove…it doesn’t completely make sense, but it is fun).
It has a hand-built 7005 Aluminum frame with 1-1/2″ headtube and air shocks. Ã‚Â It gets 80mm travel front and rear, with a swingarm in the back and parallelogram 4-link (AMP-style) front fork with side-mounted shock doing the bounce control. Ã‚Â Both shocks have adjustable rebound. Ã‚Â To keep you from totally killing yourself, it’s equipped with Shimano SLX disc brakes and Schwalbe Mow Joe 2.0 (front) and Inoova 2.4 (rear) tires.
Given the niche weirdness of this, it’s fairly well thought out. Ã‚Â The backpack part uses a Vaude Carry System with ergonomic design, aerated backplate, shoulder belts, hip belt and height adjustable chest strap, waterproof compartments and plenty of extra cargo room.
Check out the photos and more specs after the break…
The BergmÃƒÂ¶nch Koga weighs in at 9kg (19.84 lb) and retails for Ã¢â€šÂ¬1,499 (approximately $2,300 US). Ã‚Â The concept came about as a way to lessen the physical toll of descending from long climbs and make it more fun.
You simply fold it up and hike up, then unfold, do a little assembly and bomb back down the hill. Ã‚Â I wonder if this would get around the “mechanized transport” ban for Wilderness Areas? Ã‚Â Hmmm….
A well padded backpack cushions the load (and any nasty spills).