IB13: Scurra’s 29er Hard Enduro and its Unique Praying Mantis Suspension

Scurra Full Suspension BikeSpotted in the corner of Interbike was this 29er with 7″ of Treveler Suspension, this frame utilizes a parallelogramme suspension which vaguely reminds us of the front duolever system found on some BMW motorcycles.

With a fairly high end kit, this Hard Enduro was roughly 33 lbs. Hop past the break for more close ups.
Scurra Full Suspension Dual DT Swiss Shocks

The front trelever actuates a DT Swiss M212 Remote ABS Air shock.

Scurra Full Suspension 29er

Hanging from the booth was another model.

Full Suspension Scurra Front Fork

Another view of the fork

Full Suspension Scurra Double Shock Rear

For more visit Scurra.eu

 

Comments

rich - 09/18/13 - 9:56pm

I wonder if they’ve solved the wheel tuck issue of parralelogram forks? remember the Whyte PRST1? hit a bump going round a corner and you were jazzed

pornitswhatlwouldratherbmaking - 09/18/13 - 10:00pm

lts just so ugly….

Ilikeicedtea - 09/18/13 - 10:03pm

Scary head tube is scary.

Sean - 09/18/13 - 10:16pm

What problem were they trying to solve with this design?

JimmyZ - 09/18/13 - 10:43pm

^ Human Overpopulation?

EricNM - 09/18/13 - 11:19pm

I will quote my favorite BR post from 2013 by repeating it verbatim:

“I believe the proper response it to kill it before it lays eggs.”

Joshua Murdock - 09/18/13 - 11:39pm

So natural selection does still exist… huh…

patrik - 09/18/13 - 11:41pm

The owner of this bike is the same type of person who owns one of those Jones bikes: They don’t ride, they just like showing up to the trail head and talking for 60 minutes straight to any person who comes up to them to ask them about their bike. Then they go for a 10-minute ride on their useless–but cool looking–bike.

robert - 09/18/13 - 11:50pm

@Sean, This is the Occupy bike. the 99% trying to eliminate the 1%.

A Dork - 09/19/13 - 12:15am

I appreciate companies trying different design alternatives for our traditional components. Naturally this is not initially appealing to most folks, but it may have some merit. After all, this is how we learn and better the industry. Even if it fails, I say it is still worth trying out.

Liberty555 - 09/19/13 - 12:32am

I just got a little bit sick in the back of my throat.

I wasn’t sure which end was the front either… Just no.

grog - 09/19/13 - 12:57am

There’s more than one, it must have already laid eggs. Therefore, I beleive we escalate to “Nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.”

CJ - 09/19/13 - 2:52am

Front fork does not provide much clearance for those muddy tracks that occur.

Hogdog - 09/19/13 - 3:29am

It’s an anti brake dive design and as such has been proven by BMW to work rather well…All that stuff about looks and and weight is valid but let’s not dismiss it as rubbish before it’s even had a revue.

NASH - 09/19/13 - 3:32am

Think this design prevents dive when you hit the front brakes, that was the idea behind the deign on motorcycles I believe.

Expensive to repair after crashing on a motorbike with this design, lots to bend and shear.

erik - 09/19/13 - 3:36am

dumbest suspension design to date. good luck keeping things on plane as soon as you factor for front end travel

Andrew F - 09/19/13 - 3:38am

Thank god it comes in 2 color combos. Though now I can’t choose which one to order.

Sardinian Rider - 09/19/13 - 7:21am

Now this is the trick : head over to Las Vegas Boulevard, pick up some LSD from the guy at the corner of Flamingo Av.,head back to the Sands Expo to stare at the bike and you will see a common suspension equipped bike rather than this monstrosity.

Ben - 09/19/13 - 8:23am

This is what happens if you let Optimus Prime and a walking beam engine do The Sex.

satisFACTORYrider - 09/19/13 - 8:25am

I’d try that just for the photo op

BT - 09/19/13 - 8:25am

If Rube Goldberg designed a bike, this would be it….though I kinda disappointed that it doesn’t have a Lawwill rear so it could have even more pivots.

Tim - 09/19/13 - 9:14am

@Hogdog- you can achieve anti-dive without nearly as many moving parts. IRD made an anti-dive fork around 1997, it was called the TL-5; there also was the one-sided USE fork, I forget what it was called but it also was anti-dive. Neither of those forks was nearly as complicated as what’s on that bike.

ah - 09/19/13 - 9:15am

If it has a good anti-dive mechanism then it seems well worth trying to me. How half these commentators can figure out the front wheel path and dismiss it so quickly is beyond me.

adam - 09/19/13 - 9:43am

Lots of hate for a suspension design that I doubt anyone here has ridden. I can take my BMW GS 1200 fully loaded into a corner at 100mph and slam on the dual 12″ rotor front brake an the fork might drop 1cm- thats all. If they get the telelever working on a bike without adding much/any weight it could make for some exciting technology. I’m not denying that its one FUGLY bike thou.

Alex - 09/19/13 - 11:12am

I always thought this sort of thing was a great idea if they could ever execute it properly.
Still waiting.
Of course now I live in BC, a place where I’m pretty sure the designer of this bike has never been.

Mark - 09/19/13 - 11:28am

@Alex, everyone here has probably extensive engineering backgrounds, as well as millions of hours in the saddle. The all must own 30 different full suspension bikes that they ride at least 60 hours a day. That is how everyone here can know this design is a failure.

RyanC - 09/19/13 - 12:26pm

It’s like the old Whyte Superbike, google it. Rode pretty nice but is was a tad bit pogo stick owing to poor damping of shocks at the time. The front end was crazy rigid.

Markymark - 09/19/13 - 2:22pm

@Mark, wrong forum. Click me.

bbb - 09/19/13 - 6:26pm

Does it come with rack and fender mounts?

Ben - 09/19/13 - 7:50pm

Many Bothans died to bring us this suspension.

seank - 09/20/13 - 5:47am

Yeah the execution is not very pretty but we need more builders to experiment and take a chance. I used to love reading MTB mags in the 90s because of all the fantastic experiments and mad ideas which mostly dissappeared but stimulated debate and other ideas.

Haven’t read a mag for 10 years because it’s like reading a roadie mag or a car mag – so conservative and the bikes have become so generic

Out for a Ride - 09/20/13 - 5:13pm

27.5″ rear wheel, not 29″. No way is it going to use two of the same wheel size; that’s too normal.

chuckswk - 09/20/13 - 11:53pm

guess somebody never owned a Jones bike……. maybe mommy will raise your allowance

Nns - 09/22/13 - 11:02pm

Where’s the carbon? Ain’t no Blackbox. That’s real innovation.

Sarah - 03/18/14 - 7:19am

I’ve a question about the ball bearing.
How is it assembled and secured?

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