It was cool to catch up with Joe Breeze as he showed us his new Repack All Mountain bike. This features a very innovative 160mm of full suspension travel with a mid-pivot chainstay. This design is called the M-Link Suspension and it comes from Sotto Design, a third party suspension design firm. The mid-pivot allows the rear end to be stiffer than a rear pivot design and there’s not as much stress on the bearings as a short pivot. The rear is also reinforced by a seat tube brace to support it for lateral stiffness.
The head angle is 68 degrees, as Joe said the wheel size gives the bike stability with its inherently higher axles. He didn’t want to go much slacker than that, as he wanted the bike to be capable but still quick and fun to carve and corner.
We expect to see the M-Link on other Breezer bikes in the future.