With the current popularity of “strut mount” or “yoke-equipped” bicycle frame designs, Fox would like to highlight important considerations when considering and/or using a coil shock in this application.
First, here are four current examples of what some “strut-mount/yoke-equipped” frame suspension designs look like.
Here are some examples of “strut mount / yoke-equipped” mtb and e-mtb brands that are available in the market.
A strut-mount suspension design puts additional structural loads into the shock. The design of air shocks provides greater structural support to better handle the increased loads that one encounters with a strut-mount design than a coil shock can typically provide.
Because of this, Fox has restrictions regarding shock sizing and the strut length.
Often a strut-mount suspension design tends to provide a “more linear/less progressive” spring curve. Thus when the bike model is equipped with an air shock, the air shock provides added progression as the bike goes through its travel (resisting bottom-our forces).
We hope this communication has provided you a better understanding of strut mount/yoke-equipped bicycle designs and coil shock applications.
If you have any immediate questions, please get in touch.