Our Icelandic friends at Lauf have released three radical rear suspension patents. The suspension designs are minimally invasive, they maintain relatively traditional frame lines and use few moving parts to require minimal maintenance . Essentially flexible chainstays are paired with seat stays that mate in a rear cavity of the seat tube to allow an unspecified amount of adjustable vertical flex. Lauf says they are aiming for no more than 40mm of movement.
If Lauf’s new concepts work anything like their famous flexy fork, we’ll be waiting anxiously to get our hands on one.