Just when you though maybe you were starting to understand this whole full suspension thing, Kona goes and throws us this curveball.
Giving new meaning to “CoilAir,” the new Magic Link design from Kona uses a coil-sprung pivot , similar to a piston engine’s valve spring, to manipulate the lower shock hock mount—in this case, an Fox Shox air spring.
Kona promises to have a few other tricks up its sleeve for ’08. Look for a full suspension 29er, a Stinky Air and more.
BIKE magazine’s resident “Webitor,” Alan Davis, will be attending Kona’s official U.S. launch next month. We’ll have full coverage on the home page.