A few weeks ago we already reported on Conway's latest project called We make Enduro [Link]. Now there are some interesting advances regarding the frame. The first prototypes were made this week and released for assembly. Although these are still made of aluminum, the focus is currently only on the test drives.
“Using the aluminum kinematic samples, we then carry out the acceptance runs for the 1×11 and 2×10 drives. These intermediate samples do not yet embody the final design language of the series versions, but serve us exclusively to define the final geometry and kinematics and to incorporate them into the upcoming production. The first rides already showed that the development was sensible, the key geometry data steering angle, bottom bracket, overhang and seat tube height and position are consistent, now the individual equipment options are further played through. One of the first findings was that the suspension travel was fully usable despite the progressive frame characteristics with the two dampers used and the set-ups for 160/170mm. The rear end leaves a very active driving impression in both the single and the double version”, according to the project team.