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Ultimate pleasure. This is what Motion France fork is all about. Mountain bike is an activity where safety, comfort and performance participate to reach a unique goal : pleasure. Motion France is ready to give the rider this ultimate mountain bike experience.

    Made in France with aesthetics and performance in mind. With its disruptive technology and completely different look, the Motion fork will surpass your every riding need: whether for intense training and competition or a Sunday bike ride with friends, it offers unparalleled safety, comfort and performance.

The Motion France Dynamic fork has been designed to deal with the problems associated with telescopic forks: mainly brake dive, lack of sensitivity, stiffness and reliability.

6 characteristics that make Motion France fork the ultimate one !

 

 

The dynamic fork frame uses braking energy to counteract automatically, instantly and exactly all compression forces in the fork. It is independent of the rider’s weight and the brake power, which is a real technical achievement. Whatever happens, the fork does not dive and keeps 100% of travel available for shock absorption.

 In addition, thanks to the bi-axial technology, the handling is more precise and reactive. As a consequence, in all situations, you will keep the control going beyond your limits in safety.

They are adapted to the rider: weight and usual practice. Contrary to other blades on the market, they are only used in traction. This provides progressive behaviour and high sensitivity even on tiny shocks. Testers talk about the “magic carpet" feeling. Thus, riding becomes more comfortable with an improved efficiency.

Changing your bike does not mean changing your front fork! You modify the travel of your Motion dynamic fork by simply switching the blades with another in few seconds and without tool.

6 colors : green, blue, red, orange, purple, yellow
6 colors : green, blue, red, orange, purple, yellow

 

Installed and protected inside the pivot :

  • On the top of the pivot, a button allows to lock or unlock the suspension.
  • A the same place, rebound is adjusted by a wheel offering an easy access during the ride.

 

  • There is no lubrication oil but only damping control hydraulic cartridge that is fully protected inside the steering mechanism.
  • There are no ball bearings but rather high performance composite bushes ensuring no play over time,
  • The composite blades are used in traction and not in flexion. As there are no wear parts, the Trail series chassis and blades are lifetime guaranteed.

 

   

 

We have manufactured 50 prototypes to be able to do the final settings with the users. After hundreds of kilometres, here are some of their first impressions:

  • They have invented the MTB fork (Pascal F.)
  • the late braking in the curve does not run you off the road (Ollivier G)
  • Thanks to the fork, I have saved minutes on the race and I never put the foot on the ground (Fabien B)
  • Very reassuring. No dive during braking is bluffing. Very sensitive on tiny shocks. I adore it (Thomas S)

In 2015, after the Roc d'Azur event, the MTB press started to be actively interested in the possibilities offered by our technology. One year on, the MTB press is now convinced by this unique product.

 

 

 

Following the first patent and the ‘P0’ prototype, MOTION Engineering was created in April 2015. A few months later, the prototype ‘P1’ was manufactured and tested by professionals.

Motion France technology was presented during the international Roc d'Azur event which was a great success.  

International MTB show Roc d'Azur
International MTB show Roc d'Azur

When the team was put together in early 2016, MOTION Engineering launched the production of 50 ‘P2’ prototypes to fine tune all the technology that will be produced in 2017.

These prototypes were distributed mainly to Precursors, members of the MTB press and used during MTB events.

The core team is built on shared fundamental values: well-being, respect, reciprocity and going beyond your limits.  

The core team from left to right : Thierry Leclercq (Communication manager), Matthieu Alfano (CEO and Fork Designer), Xavier Roussel (Industrial Manager)
The core team from left to right : Thierry Leclercq (Communication manager), Matthieu Alfano (CEO and Fork Designer), Xavier Roussel (Industrial Manager)

In addition to this core team, our 30 mountain bikers Precursors are currently testing the fork, using their expertise to accelerate development. 

 

Motion Engineering is now surrounded by Bike partners who believe in the project and the team. 

  We also have the support of institutional partners

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

The current design of the Motion France fork TRAIL series is finalized. The last prototypes were distributed and our Precursors are riding with them.

We’ve already laid out our future production plan and selected our French partners in manufacturing. We shall carry on working with those partners to ensure a timely delivery.

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    Women : white, green, black, pink and blue.
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    EXTRA EARLY BIRD

    Save 50% on your Motion France fork TRAIL series. After the campaign, you will be able to indicate if you want a 29''/27.5''+ or 27.5'' and answer to a few questions such as requested travel, color,...

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD | 1 MOTION FORK

    Save 40% on your Motion France fork TRAIL series.
    Exists in 26'' (travel 130 to 170 mm) 27.5'' (travel 120 to 160 mm) and 29'' (travel 110 to 150 mm)
    Tire size up to 3'' so 26''+, 27.5''+ and 29''+ are allowed.
    Axes : 15x100mm, 15x110mm and 20x110mm
    Discs 180 and 200 mm
    Standard conical pivot
    MTB, Electric MTB and Tandem.
    Decoration colors : Green - Blue - Red - Orange - Purple - Yellow
    After the campaign, we'll contact you to get all information for the configuration of your fork.

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    EARLY BIRD 1 | 1 MOTION FORK

    Save 30% on your Motion France fork TRAIL series.
    Exists in 26'' (travel 130 to 170 mm) 27.5'' (travel 120 to 160 mm) and 29'' (travel 110 to 150 mm)
    Tire size up to 3'' so 26''+, 27.5''+ and 29''+ are allowed.
    Axes : 15x100mm, 15x110mm and 20x110mm
    Discs 180 and 200 mm
    Standard conical pivot
    MTB, Electric MTB and Tandem.
    Decoration colors : Green - Blue - Red - Orange - Purple - Yellow
    After the campaign, we'll contact you to get all information for the configuration of your fork.

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    EARLY BIRD 2 | 1 MOTION FORK

    Save 20% on your Motion France fork TRAIL series.
    Exists in 26'' (travel 130 to 170 mm) 27.5'' (travel 120 to 160 mm) and 29'' (travel 110 to 150 mm)
    Tire size up to 3'' so 26''+, 27.5''+ and 29''+ are allowed.
    Axes : 15x100mm, 15x110mm and 20x110mm
    Discs 180 and 200 mm
    Standard conical pivot
    MTB, Electric MTB and Tandem.
    Decoration colors : Green - Blue - Red - Orange - Purple - Yellow
    After the campaign, we'll contact you to get all information for the configuration of your fork.

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    LAST CHANCE FOR 1 MOTION FORK

    Last chance to save on your Motion France fork Trail series and get your fork in summer 2017. 10% on retail price.
    Exists in 26'' (travel 130 to 170 mm) 27.5'' (travel 120 to 160 mm) and 29'' (travel 110 to 150 mm)
    Tire size up to 3'' so 26''+, 27.5''+ and 29''+ are allowed.
    Axes : 15x100mm, 15x110mm and 20x110mm
    Discs 180 and 200 mm
    Standard conical pivot
    MTB, Electric MTB and Tandem.
    Decoration colors : Green - Blue - Red - Orange - Purple - Yellow
    After the campaign, we'll contact you to get all information for the configuration of your fork.

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