Kross Develops Frame with Adjustable Geometry
PRZASNYSZ, Poland – The Soil is Kross’ latest development project and one of the most advanced in the 25 year history of the brand. This bike stands at the basis for the design of subsequent models. At Eurobike Kross will present a detailed back ground on the creation of the new Soil.
“The Soil originates from our strategy to harmonize the entire collection and to transfer the Kross DNA to every model,” the company states in a press release. “We aimed at creating a full suspension bike that you could ride under all conditions. Developing a frame with a variable geometry so that the bike could be adapted to the track was a great challenge.”
3D printing technology
The Soil project was started shortly after the official presentation of the Moon, Kross’ first enduro bike. The first job was to bring the 130mm suspension in full compliance with its properties known from previous models. Thanks to 3D printing technology the R&D team prepared a first prototype within a few months and was able to check the functionality of the suspension with 130 mm travel.
After a year the team of designers and constructors presented the final version of the new frame. According to Kross, “The most important design feature of the Soil is the ability to change its geometry through the use of two types of links. These links make it possible to adjust the angle of the head and the seat tube. Thanks to these variable settings a rider can pedal more efficiently.”
This new variable frame will be presented at Eurobike. The Kross booth is B3-206.