A.R.T. Linkage Bikes
Jay Hoots and Ryan Leech Sending It at Bootleg Canyon!
THE FOUR MAJOR BENEFITS OF A.R.T
INCREASED PEDALING EFFICIENCY
To combat the mortal enemy of suspension, also known as ‘BOB’, A.R.T. was designed to allow for a 20% increase in chain growth. This improvement creates ‘anti-squat’ forces, which effectively counter the forces that produce suspension BOB. The result is an incredibly efficient power transfer that provides excellent climbing abilities for our bikes.
IMPROVED LEVERAGE RATIO CURVE
Ever notice how sometimes you can fiddle with a shock for what seems like hours and yet your suspension feels exactly the same? To remedy this, A.R.T. provides a lower and more progressive leverage ratio curve. In plain English it means that a bike with A.R.T. is easier to tune and has a bottomless feel to its suspension travel. Yes, it is that good.
INCREASED SQUARE EDGE BUMP COMPLIANCE
Square-edge bumps will slow most suspension designs down in a hurry. A.R.T., however, improves the wheel’s ability to travel rearward as it travels up, allowing the wheel to move out of the way of obstacles. When put in practice it provides a smoother, faster ride over rough and varied terrain, perfect for mountain bikes.
IMPROVED BRAKING PERFORMANCE
You may have heard of brake-jack before, and perhaps you’ve seen the interesting contraptions bolted to the rear of bicycles to mitigate braking forces. With A.R.T. the rearward axle path allows the suspension to remain incredibly active under braking. The result is smooth powerful braking with fully active suspension and a whole lot of traction when you need to slow down in a hurry. It’s like magic, but really, it’s just good engineering.