A true force-based solver with no more graphical approximations. Want to see how your high pivot, 6-bar, floating bottom-bracket, linkage brake, downcountry race-weapon performs? No problem.
Syn offers complete control of your linkage configuration. The powerful solving engine has support for fully floating shocks, slider-element systems, moving idlers, brake-arms and any arrangement of links from single pivots through to six-bar.
Configurable solver resolution and one-click data export provide easy interfacing with third-party analysis tools. Custom export formats available on request for enterprise usage.
Analyzing bike performance digitally requires more than just a review of leverage and anti-squat. With the myriad of spring configurations, linkage arrangements and fitment constraints better tools are needed to see how your platform will act. Syn provides new metrics and refined definition to existing ones.
Leverage is how much force your shock will see relative to a given wheel force. By looking at several different directions of input forces the wheels reaction to trail input can be better analyzed. Syn provides the classic vertical leverage rate, a sag-normalized rate, and a square edge bump rate. Comparing the different leverages can offer insight into how your bike will balance rider support with impact absorption.
Looking at spring rates and forces at the wheel allows you to directly determine what the rider will feel. By factoring in air can configurations, volume spacers, and coil spring rates a complete picture of mid-stroke support and progression can be created.
The influence of volume spacers and spring rates makes determining a bikes resistance to bottoming out nearly impossible with only leverage rates. The system energy absorbed is a precise metric to see how a platform will deal with large impact events. When combined with wheel force and wheel rate plots the tradeoffs between bottom-out (progression) and midstroke support can be balanced.
Syn includes an efficient geometry solver for fast iteration and review of the bike fit, steering geometry, and the impacts on suspension. Quickly change base dimensions like fork length, desired seatpost insertion, and effective STA and let the parametric engine update the derivative geometry in real time.
By including spec parameters such as stem length, bar dimensions, and nominal saddle heights a more accurate measure of rider fit can be generated. Syn provides a single combined measurement for this. Seated fit is defined as the distance from the centre of the seat axis at the given saddle height to the center of the grips.
Seat Tube Geometry
Seat tube angles are one of the most talked about geometry numbers of modern bike while also remaining one of the most poorly defined. The inclusion of a nominal saddle heights eliminates confusion and provides an accurate metric for saddle placement regardless of the discrepancy between actual and effective seat tube angles.
Quick Layout Checks
An additional parameter for required seatpost insertion provides instant and early visibility to potential clearance issues between tires, shock, and seat tubes which can be a major pain point with long dropper, large wheeled bikes.