To round out the coverage of Santa Cruz’s new Butcher and Nickel mountain bikes, which use their new APP single-pivot suspension design, they’ve offered up a few videos to describe both the bikes and the suspension tech, particularly how the design evolved from variations of a floating shock layout into the pushing two-link system that has been burning into our retinas all morning.

If you like still images and lots of descriptive words, check out this post.

The video above shows them in action on the trail…two more after the break…

Above, the design process moving from floating shock to fixed linkage design. Below, the building of various prototypes.


What do you think?