Intend

 

Hover

Frequently asked ?

 

In which dimensions will it be offered?

 

In Trunnion, metric and non metric

- 185x50 Trunnion

- 185x55 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

 

NOT BE OFFERED:
- 190x50

 

Can I change length/standard afterwards?

I can't offer this, read why in the right colomn on the bottom

 

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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Intend Hover Check 200 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 you can see it as a coil shock.

 

The negative chamber 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 come 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 spring-topout 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)

 

 

 

 Technical data:

 

Weight: 428g for 205x65mm Trunnion

               460g for 230x65mm metric

 

Bushings: The eylets have the standard Fox/RS diameter: 15,08, you can mount your standard bushings, or buy some from HuberBuchsen with the shock.

Dials: external Lowspeed-Rebound and Lowspeed-Compression

Air: Highpressure (up to 600PSI) pump is included with the shock, PIT's (progression increasing thing) are included for progessivity.

 

Price: 989 Euro incl. VAT

Included in this price 3 month after purchase is a setup-tuning to your needs. You get the shock, you ride it, you can send it in for setup-tuning for free.

 

My plan is to be able to ship the first production batch till end of 2019.

 

PLEASE KNOW: 

It is very important that you know BEFORE purchase that I can't offer a change of length or mounting standard after purchase.

Why not: the problem is not that it is not possible, but I need to avoid a second hand = new shock phenomenon. That customers can buy a cheep used shock, and I should change the used shock up to the length or mounting standard the new customer needs. In this case I will never sell new shocks, have a lot of work and a lot of used parts which I cannot sell anymore.

You will think now, ok - but just offer it for first customers or higher the price ?

If I offer it only for first customers, they seller will write in their ad, that they will change the length/standard before. And the problem stays the same and also I do not want to make a different policy for first and second/third customers.

And the last option, to higher the prices for changing the standard: It is not possible, I would have to take around 5-700 Euro for change of length and mounting standard, and around 3-500 for change length or mounting standard.

And everybody will say "this is too expensive".

So it will be not possible to change length or standard at all! Btw: EXT does make it the same way !