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Technology

QUAD 4 SUSPENSION

PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILTY BUILT IN

When we set out to design bikes around the 29er and 650b wheel sizes, we quickly realised we needed a suspension system that was different to anything we’d produced before. With our design and development squarely focused on the unique environment that is UK trail riding, we knew weather-proof reliability - a hereditary feature of our Quad-Link systems - was key, and there would be no compromising on frame geometry. With that in mind, we went back to the drawing board.

It didn’t take long to realise that with bigger wheels and full-suspension systems, the suspension kinematics, architectural layout of the frame, and the frame’s geometry needed to be designed in unison, with each small change having a knock-on effect elsewhere in the chain. Keeping the rear of the bike as compact and stiff as possible with the same dynamic ride of a 26in bike meant minimising the distance between the rear wheel and bottom bracket centres - a difficult task on a bigger wheeled bike but a cornerstone of the Whyte experience. After much head scratching and late night computer modelling, Quad 4 was born, and it changed the game, with Mountain Biking Australia proclaiming it had “pioneered a new era of progressive genre defining 29er full suspension bikes.” With our latest SCR/SCS bikes taking Quad-4 to the next level, the next new era is already here.

BBX/DOX

INTERNAL CABLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Our internal cable routing is carefully sealed to stop water getting inside the frame and our unique BBX and DOX features make the normal nightmare of servicing internal cable routing or adding a stealth dropper post blissfully simple.

INTERGRIP

INTERNAL SEAT POST CLAMP

The invention of reliable dropper seatposts has changed the way we ride - no longer do we find ourselves clumsily wrestling a quick release with frozen fingers at the top of a descent to drop our saddles out of harm’s way, a simple push of a button or lever is all that’s required.

With their widespread acceptance, it became clear to us that the days of the humble quick release (or even the seatpost collar) were numbered, so we have created Intergrip, our proprietary internal seat post clamping system featured on all our Suspension bikes and selected Hardtail and CX frames. Not only does it look neater, but with no split in the tube to allow for clamping, tolerances can be much tighter and water kept out of the frame for longer, no matter how British the conditions.

GETTA GRIP

ADJUSTABLE SEAT POST CLAMP

Getta Grip has been developed from scratch to improve the way a seatpost is held in the frame. Traditional clamps need to bend the frame to grip the seat post and often bind after long periods of use, as the frame can no longer “remember” its original shape.

The Patented Getta Grip system takes a whole new approach using a pad that fits through a window in the frame - ideal for UK conditions as there is no open slot to let in mud and water. Because the Getta Grip seat clamp only has to hold the seatpost rather than bend the frame, less force is required to operate it. The clamping force is spread more evenly making it ideal for carbon posts and has been officially approved by Easton for use with all their seatposts.