What is Lynx Split Pivot Suspension?
The BH/Easy Motion Lynx Split Pivot is a patented, state of the art rear suspension designed by BH Bikes. Lynx Split Pivot suspension is utilized on our World Cup Level Enduro and Cross Country traditional mountain bikes, but is also optimized for use on our electric pedal assist full suspension mountain bikes.
Why is Lynx Split Pivot Suspension So Good?
The BH/Easy Motion Lynx Split Pivot design delivers the “Holy Grail” of suspension characteristics.
- Extremely efficient pedaling performance while climbing or pushing the flats
- Incredible acceleration
- Consistent performance under all conditions
- Anti-squat properties
- Supple small bump compliance
- Mid-travel cornering support
- “Bottomless” feel on big hits
How does Lynx Split Pivot Rear Suspension Work?
By locating the most rearward pivot at the rear axle it creates three separate floating “links”
- Wheel Link
The Wheel Link attaches the rear wheel via the Split Pivot to the main frame at the lower frame pivot point. This creates a highly efficient single pivot design to maximize acceleration.
- Brake Link
The Brake Link attaches the brake via the Split Pivot to the Control Link allowing braking forces to remain independent of the acceleration forces providing a pure and consistent braking feel. This eliminates undesirable characteristics found on other rear suspension designs during braking such as brake jack or pedal kickback.
- Control Link
The Control Link controls how the Brake Link moves as it cycles through the wheel travel. It also controls the lever ratio of the rear shock. Lever ratio is an equation of vertical wheel travel vs. shock compression distance. This equation is critical to how a rear suspension not only performs but feels. This ratio also dictates air pressure and damping requirements, Lynx Split Pivot requires less air pressure which allows your shock to provide optimum damping control providing maximum traction in virtually every scenario.