The BERNDS suspension block
26.08.2009 12:35 by Carsten Mombre
Efficient and maintenance-free
Many conventional spring or damper units not only have a complicated structure, they are often relatively heavy and in addition must be regularly serviced. Unless they are professionally maintained, the efficiency deteriorates if, for example, the slider tube on the suspension forks no longer moves easily, the suspension forks react sluggishly and no longer smooth out small, rapidly-following bumps.
Consequently we looked around for an alternative and found a very efficient, while at the same time simple, robust solution.
Our suspension block consists of a special rubber-based foam material called "Cellasto" which stands out because of its high self-damping properties and constant suspension characteristics independent of temperature.
Just out of interest: this material in the meantime is being used by such famous-name companies as Magura, DT Swiss and the prestigious manufacturer German Answer.