Spoke Magazine

Rock Shox announce all new Vivid and Vivid Air

Posted by Caleb Smith on Saturday March 9 2013

After six years of caffeine-fueled designing, prototyping, redesigning and elite BlackBox-testing – the new Vivid and Vivid Air rear shocks have been tested and proven their perfection with victories on both the World Cup stage and FMB World tour.

BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGIES

The new Vivid conquers several once-thought-impossible engineering feats. Technologies like Counter Measure, which reduces the breakaway force of the shock to virtually zero pounds, transforming small bumps in to traction-generating performance.

Rock Shox 2014 Vivid Air

Rock Shox 2014 Vivid RC2

Dual Flow Adjust Rebound splits the rebound circuit in two – one circuit for small bumps and pedaling forces and one circuit for big bumps, like smashing rocks or sending big jumps; it’s the conἀdence-builder that allows the rider to ἀne tune the ride quality to exactly their riding style.

We even added a new approach to friction reduction and smoothness inside the shock itself – improving responsiveness and ultimately reducing the shock’s noise to an almost imperceptible level.

Rapid Recovery is why the new Vivid rides high in its travel, where a shock’s stroke is plushest and the bike maintains its composure – all the while, maintaining the ability to instantly react to massive hits and still keep the rider’s wheels tracking the ground.

ENGINEERED FOR THE ELITE
Together, these advancements create a shock with increased traction, better sensitivity, less noise, reduced rider fatigue,improved consistency and greater rider control.

We are very proud of the new Vivid – made for the best riders in the world.

Technologies explained…

1. Counter Measure
Engineered For The Elite, the new Vivid conquers several once-thought-impossible engineering feats. Technologies like Counter Measure, which reduces thebreakaway force of the shock to virtually zero pounds.Pressure behind the IFP provides damper consistency, however that force pushes the shock to extension. Counter Measure balances the IFP pressure, eliminating the 60 pounds of force traditionally needed to initiate shock movement. The result is extreme sensitivity in initiating shock movement, transforming small bumps in to traction-generating performance.
• Reduces initial breakaway to virtually zero
• Balance system forces provide insane sensitivity and traction


2. Dual Flow adjust Rebound

Dual Flow Adjust Rebound splits the rebound circuit in two – one circuit for small bumps and pedaling forces and one circuit for big bumps, like smashing rocks or sending big jumps; it’s the conἀdence-builder that allows the rider to ἀne tune the ride quality to exactly their riding style.

3. Rapid Recovery
Who doesn’t want more available wheel travel for successive hits? Rapid Recovery allows the shock to recover faster between consecutive bumps, letting the wheel track the ground with greater precision. This more active suspension system doesn’t pack up and enables the bike to ride in a higher and softer part of the spring rate. Rapid Recovery gives the rider access to more available wheel travel, bump after bump, to achieve a smoother and more controlled ride.Rapid Recovery is more control with less work. Less energy for the rider to absorb over successive bumps means more energy to pedal or jump. More tire contact means better cornering and braking control.

Categories: New products

  • Jono Drew

    you forgot the bit that said if your not on the UCI Elite rider list ,you cant buy one.

  • anon

    Stupid marketing all round.

    MY14? – BS

    All the dampening names? – adjustable high and low speed, compression and rebound dampening? yes/no?

    • http://www.spokemagazine.com Caleb Smith

      Every bike company in the world uses MY to decribe what year a product is… Model Year 2014…