Motion Ride just managed to slice almost 30% off the high price tag of their unique E18/E18+ mountain bike forks. Originally selling for 1590€, the French design engineers always knew it was an expensive sell. They say they’ve always worked to make their tech more accessible, so they went back to the drawing board…
How did they do it?
More affordable Motion E18 leaf spring, linkage mountain bike forks
In fact, they sent the their accounting team back to the drawing board and left the engineering of the wild-looking, up to 170mm travel fork alone. In response to customer feedback that the fork price was just prohibitively expensive since they started delivering the first production forks earlier this year, Motion have decided to cut out the middle man.
From now on they will eliminate the traditional distribution chain and only sell the forks direct to select partner dealer shops, as well as direct to consumers.
The result is that the Motion E18 (27.5″) & E18+ (27.5+ or 29er) linkage forks will now retail for just 1140€ in Europe and $1250 in the rest of the world. That still keeps it up there as a premium enduro fork. But if the no brake dive, reduced maintenance & supple, tunable performance claims of this linkage fork deliver, it could be a much easier sell at a 1/3 lower price.
We also suspect that the new, more direct sales model should also drop the retail price of the innovative Motion Flow Evo Coil rear shock when it goes into production soon, as well.