2010 Eurobike: 2011 Morewood Split Pivot Prototype Sukuma

Morewood Bikes has gotten together with Dave Weagle to offer a new 150mm travel trail bike with the newly patented Split Pivot suspension. Check inside for photos of the new prototype (Sukuma) as well as video with Dave Weagle himself explaining the suspension design.

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This Sukuma is a prototype but will still look very similar when it comes into production. Release date is set for February/March of 2011.

With this bike they’ve felt they’ve been able to acheive the best of both worlds.  Being able to help incoproate new damper designs into a more tunable fashion with their control link, the 150mm bike is designed to excel on the trail.

Tapered headtube for additonal strength and allow for the usage with the current range of tapered forks and headsets.

142mm x 12mm rear end.  This means the dropouts are keyed much like a front wheel and the wheel drops simply into the dropouts with confidence.  The hangers are easy to replace too which is a treat.

Rear disc mount is post mount so the brake caliper bolts directly to the frame.

Front derailleur area will see some minor tweaks to allow for more clearance but the use of the direct mount derailleur simplifies front derailleur setup as riders will be able to set their derailleur up easier since they will only have to worry about having to align the derailleur vertically as it sits on a rail.

Geo will be quite aggressive for Morewood.  They’re still finding that sweet spot on a few measurements but expect around a 67.5º HA and a lower bottom bracket than their previous 150mm bikes.

The 150mm bike will certainly open the door up I think for Morewood in terms of being able to fine tune their bike range and in the future will include more Split-Pivot models.

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Dave Weagle looking happy to see his newly patented Split Pivot system in usage (click to enlarge)

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