Marin's third iteration of the award winning Quad-Link suspension system. The new Quad 3.0 system achieves major improvements in performance while retaining key features that has made the suspension system so well received by riders.
New is the relocation of the linkage system itself,
allowing engineers to reduce overall frame weight by joining pivot locations within the same areas of other integral frame components like the bottom bracket yoke. The new revisions have also allowed our designers to tune the suspension's leverage ratio to offer improved suspension performance, especially further into the system's travel.
This update in the linkage design has also allowed our Quad-Link suspension system to work on a 29er platform, which was not possible with Quad 2.0.
Marin 2012 Full Suspension Bikes that feature the all-new Quad-Link 3.0: Quad XC 100 29er, Quad XC 100 and Quad XM 140.
What's in a Graph?
It may only be two lines on a screen, but the real difference is out on the trail! The new Quad 3.0 suspension features an improved leverage rate on the rear shock. This means that riders will benefit from more active suspension movement to conquer trails while retaining the same rear axle path and pedaling efficiency that's made the original Quad-Link system so successful. Go ahead, get it dirty!