31/08/2011 | 7 comments
Burgtec show off their new offset bushings and hardware.
So we have seen offset bushings before but Burgtec now say that they are offering their ‘covert’ technology to the masses! Interesting.
OK, so what do offset bushings do? Well they are mainly used to slacken the headangle of your bike or of course steepen it if that is what you want. But by using these bushes you don’t just change the headangle of your bike, you can expect to experience subtle changes to the rest of your bike’s geometry (BB height, etc.). Here’s the press release:
Burgtec introduce offset shock bush/hardware
World Cup winning ‘covert’ technology available to [the masses]
• Innovative solution to allow custom head angles set in a few moments
• Used extensively in UCI World Cups including Marc Beaumont 2010 win at Val di Sol
• Made from grade 5 titanium for lightweight durability.
For years offset shock bush/hardware has been used covertly on World Cup circuit by many of the top riders to gain performance improvements. Following world cup success with Marc Beaumont in 2010 and subsequent demand from top riders the Burgtec team have developed a production version of this innovative component.
The offset hardware allows the head angle to be easily adjusted by shortening or lengthening the effective eye to eye of the shock. In recent times as the trend leans towards steeper and faster tracks the bushes have been used to relax the head angle. This makes the bike feel more stable at speed and even more planted on steep sections by throwing the front wheel further forward. The bushes can be used in the opposite way to steepen the head angle to improve the bikes geometry for sprinting if the track is more pedaling orientated. This pitches the rider more to the front of the cockpit and more on top of the bars which is better for sprinting.
Our offset hardware was used by Marc Beaumont when he won at Val Di Sol 2010 World Cup. After Marc’s victory more and more riders approached Burgtec to help slacken their head angle using the innovative offset shock bush/hardware.
As Marc Beaumont said “Burgtec’s offset hardware helped me to dial the perfect position on my GT Fury, giving me the Win at Val di Sole and have my best year to date”.
The Burgtec offset bush/hardware allows between 1 and 1.5 degrees of head angle alteration depending on the shock bolt size of your frame. 6mm frames will naturally get the greatest amount of alteration with the 8mm frames getting nearer 1 degree.
The offset hardware is made from grade 5 Titanium which is significantly lighter than its steel hardware counterpart but still maintaining the same excellent wear rating when compared to OE Aluminum ones; approximately 3 times. The hardware comes supplied with a proprietary o-ring seal, to keep out as much of the elements as possible, as well as DU bushes.
The offset hardware will suit all ½” shock eyelets so Fox, Marzocchi, Rock Shox 08 onwards.
The first batch will include kits to fit the following bikes (other is available to special order).
• Commencal 4X, Meta, Supreme 6, FR, Mini DH, Supreme DH all years
• GT Fury 10-11
• Lapierre 720/920 08-10
• Lapierre 720/920 11
• Orange Five, Patriot, Alpine 160, 222, 223 and 224
• Santa Cruz V10 05-10, VP Free all years, Blur LT 2, Heckler 07-09
• Santa Cruz V10 11 Carbon
• Scott Gambler 08-10
• Solid Mission 9 All years
• Transition TR250 and TR450 all years
• Yeti 303 06-08
The first batch kit sizes will be 19mm x 8mm, 22mm x 8mm and 30mm x 8mm so if your bike isn’t listed above but you know you need one of those sizes Burgtec can help.
The offset hardware is available immediately and is priced at RRP of £45.