For 85cc bikes, a new cartridge kit is now available based on the TTX22 cartridge kit for the bigger bikes. In 2015 the new 85cc cartridge kit will be available for all major 85cc models. These kits are designed based on the Öhlins TTX22 cartridge kit for the bigger bikes and share a lot of features with them and the experience they have from top level racing around the world. As such it’s one of the most powerful cartridge kits available for 85cc bikes. This kit has been designed to rise very low above the fork leg ends, thus allowing the forks to be mounted far up in the triple clamps with a small clearance to the handlebars. This allows for lower bikes for the smaller riders in the class. Click adjusters and air breather are easily reachable as they are angled out from underneath the handlebar. The kit is also designed to achieve a quick and continuous response in the damping which directly slows down upcoming motions without harshness. It has a very reliable and constant damping characteristic in every stroke and during the whole race so the behavior is predictable and consistent. An updated 46 mm shock absorber from Öhlins, perfectly suited for 85cc bikes and OE applications. There’s always been a 46 mm off road shock absorber in the Öhlins line-up but for 2013 it was updated with new valve technology and some retuning by Öhlins R&D. The result is the newborn Öhlins STX 46. Compared to previous 46 mm models the STX is updated in many areas, resulting in developed dynamics of the shock absorber which the rider will be able to feel, giving the rider a better function in every way possible. The two way compression adjuster is new and similar to the Öhlins TTX shocks for the larger bikes. Wide range of low speed compression adjustment and 3 clicks high speed compression adjustment leaves nothing more to wish and creates a great performance. The PDS – Progressive Damping System – function has also been updated to better control the forces the shock absorber is subject to. Rebound damping adjustment is also available as well as spring pre-load adjustment. A wide range of springs are as always available to chose from.
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