FULL - INTEGRATED IN-LINK SUSPENSION
This new system allows to integrate the shock absorber, inverted and with a trunnion mount, inside the seat tube, with a SAG indicator on the left side of the tube and access for its adjustment and manipulation from a cover located on the front face of the same tube, just below the bottle cage mounts.
This integration not only results in better protection of the shock absorber against mud or dust, for example, but also in improved mass distribution and a lower weight in the central part of the bike, which increases stability, especially at high speeds.
The Mako is one of the most advanced bikes in its class, thanks in large part to its innovative integration solutions.
The first of these is in the frame itself, which integrates the shock absorber and suspension system. However, this is not the Mako’s only integrated solution. Fully internal cable routing, a stem-handlebar kit, and a uniquely designed seat post make the frame a unified system that not only improves aesthetics, but also increases aerodynamics and stiffness, and provides greater riding precision.
Based on the same platform, the Mako also offers two versions to meet the needs of a wider range of users. One version for XCO oriented to maximum pedaling performance, and another for downcountry with greater versatility on all terrains.
With these features, the fourth generation Mako is positioned as one of the most versatile and at the same time effective bikes in its class.
Integration is not the only improvement the Mako’s suspension system has received. The kinematics and thus the behavior of the rear suspension have also been optimized. The travel has been increased by 8mm compared to the previous generation, and is now 113mm. However, in addition to more absorption, the suspension performance has also been modified. Thanks to a better ratio of progressively and regression, the Mako allows a better use of the travel with a feel that provides optimal control of the rear wheel, with an optimal balance between traction and damping.
The shock absorber, which now moves less due to pedaling forces, has a recommended SAG of 15%.