Intend

 

Hover

Frequently asked ?

 

In which dimensions will it be offered?

 

In Trunnion, metric and non metric

- 185x40 Trunnion

- 185x45 Trunnion

- 190x40 Metric

- 190x45 Metric

- 200x57 Non-metric

- 200x51 Non-metric

- 205x65 Trunnion

- 205x60 Trunnion

- 205x57,5 Trunnion

- 210x55 Metric

- 210x50 Metric

- 216x63 Non-metric

- 222x70 Non-metric

- 230x65 Metric

- 230x60 Metric

- 240x76 Non-metric

- 250x75 Metric

- 250x70 Metric

 

It will NOT BE OFFERED:
- 190x50

- 222x70

Can't you do that if I ask for it? 

No - i am sorry!

 

You are not sure if this shock will fit in your frame?

 

Print out the suiting sheet (ensure that printed size is 100%), cut it out and check (extended AND compressed) in your frame:

 

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Intend Hover Check 250 225 metrisch.pdf
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Intend Hover Check 230 205 metrisch.pdf
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Intend Hover Check 210 185 metrisch.pdf
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Intend Hover Check 240 nicht metrisch.pd
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The new "coil" shock

 

This is a coil shock. No it isn't, it is an air shock, but it you can see it as an coil shock.

 

The negative chamer is sooo huge, that it provides (like the air spring in the forks) a kind of linear air spring. Some riders thought it is to soft, because it works so smooth.

 

Why does it look so strange ? 

This kind of rear shock was already built by Peter Denk at Denk Engineering who worked for Scott, Cannondale and they made this in the Equalizer and Fox Dyad shocks. The looks comes from a series circuit instead of an parallel circuit of damping and air spring. I think they have been ahead of the time with their pull shocks. Of course the Hover Shock is a push-shock, but it works with the same principal.

 

What are the benefits of this ?

 

- Ideal heat emission

The whole outer surface is heat emission surface. There is no isolation of oil from the air spring

- one dynamic seal less than an normal air-shock

- the two main seals are always running in oil

They can't run dry, this leads to soft break away force and long lasting performance

 

This are the 3 main benefits of the seriel circuit.

 

What are the benefits of the specific Intend construction ?

 

- long overlap of piston rod

- it is possible to tune the top out perfectly to your frame with the fine tune dial (see below)

- huge negative chamber for coil-like spring curve

- token-cap with easy installing of tokens to increase progression

- this is the first shock with which you can "bleed" the shock from outside, see more at the Tech site (I will publish this in the next days)

 

 

 

How does the fine tune dial work? 

You can see the air valve on the left, and the dial on the right.

 

If you turn the dial out, positive and negative chamber have a connection. You can fill both chambers with the pump.

 

Due to the fact, that the negativ side has less diameter then the positive side, it needs more pressure. So you do the following to set the shock up:

 

1. Open the fine tune dial

3. Increase or decrease the overall pressure with shock pump

4. Close the fine tune dial - now ONLY the negativ chamber gets inflated

5. Inflate the negative chamber about 5 bar more then overall pressure

6. Lift the bike, no hard topout?

8. Perfect - let the fine tune dial in this position (closed) and unmount the pump

9. Go and ride

 

Status of the shock. (2th of May):

Prototypes do very vell. Preseries is on the way. as soon as this are proofed and work, you will be able to order the shock. This will need some time, but you will not be able to read this lines if it is so.

 

Price will be around 1000 Euro incl VAT, not yet safe how much exactly.