Morewood Debuts Split Pivot Bikes

Long-awaited collaboration with Dave Weagle arrives

By Vernon Felton

We've seen prototype Morewood Split Pivot-design bikes at past events and tradeshows, but until now they've been just that: prototypes. Morewood just announced that the wait is over. Two new models--the 150-millimeter travel Sukuma and the 170-millimeter travel Jabula are available now.

Morewood joins the likes of Devinci and Seven; brands that also license Weagles Split Pivot suspension design.

Noteworthy features include (and this is true of both models):
– Carbon Seatstay
– Morewood's DCD (Dual Concentric Design) frame layout
– Press fit 92 BB
– ISCG05 tabs
– Direct Mount front Derailleur
– Split Pivot Concentric rear axle with 142 mm hub spacing and Syntace X12 axle
– Adjustable seat post cable mounts
– ISCG 05 Press Fit 92mm BB

The Sukuma is aimed directly at all mountain/endure riders; to that end, the six-pound frame has been designed with weight and stiffness in mind. The frame sports carbon seatstays, internal cable (through the chainstay) routing, a tapered headtube, Split Pivot concentric rear axle with 142mm spacing, a Syntace X12 axle and a custom drawn Al 6082 T6 tubeset. The Sukuma also features Morewood’s DCD (Dual Concentric Design) frame layout, which features a single bolt assembly that secures both the main pivot and the lower shock mount.

A nice close up of the heart of the Morewood Sukuma.

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