EXPERIMENT: Shock Absorbers in Bicycle Wheels. In today’s video, I want to show you a cool experiment – shock absorbers mounted on bicycle wheels! These wheels are designed to help you push over uneven streets, rough tracks, grass and gravel paths, with less effort.
source/image(PrtSc): The Q
By installing a shock absorber on the wheel itself, it enables a smooth and easy glide for the riders. The theory is simple: shocks help displace impact energy, so adding more shocks should mean less physical impact is transferred to the rider. Watch the video from The Q for more info:
By building the shocks directly into the frame of the wheel, you’d be adding another level of shock absorption between the hard rocky earth and you, the rider.
It also means less stress upon the frame of the bike itself, which can lead to a longer life for the vehicle, as well. That being said, this is still just a do it yourself prototype projectThis design takes suspension to the next level and could benefit mountain bikers who want a cushier ride.