LC2R‚ĄĘsuspension system

What is LC2R‚ĄĘ?

LC2R‚ĄĘ (Low Centre Counter Rotating) is our unique take on a virtual pivot suspension design, delivering a smooth and predictable ride on challenging terrain. The LC2R‚ĄĘ delivers ride characteristics that balance kinematic variables to achieve the legendary Rocky Mountain ride feel riders have come to love.

First introduced on the 2006 Slayer, LC2R‚ĄĘ was found on later versions of the Slayer SXC and Slayer SS. The design was then adapted to the popular 2008 Flatline, and then the Flatline WC models. Now, it's back, and more refined than ever!

2006 Slayer SXC

The all-new Altitude

Drag

Demystifying the LC2R‚ĄĘSuspension System

1. Small bump control

  • The design starts with a 3-to-1 leverage ratio, making the shock highly responsive to small bumps before the sag zone.
  • Low pedal kickback ensures chain tension doesn't hinder suspension movement, maximizing traction throughout the travel.

2. Predictable support

  • The linear (straight and smooth) rate curve provides a supportive feel with minimal unwanted movement or harshness.
  • Mid-sized and large impacts are absorbed effectively without compromising speed or control.

3. Increased bottom-out resistance

  • A subtle increase in leverage rate (decrease in ratio) in the last 25mm of travel (36% total progression) makes the end of travel predictable and safer, preventing harsh bottom-outs.

4. Low center of gravity

  • The main pivot is positioned near the bottom bracket, keeping the suspension components and shock weight low in the frame.
  • This design enhances responsiveness to direction changes while maintaining control at race speeds

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