MESSAGE TRAILING MULTI-LINK FRONT SUSPENSION
It's Digital Versus Analog
Years in the making, the Message is the beginning of multi-link front suspension design from Trust Performance. The Message is a mind-blowing reset of what you think a front suspension should do; it’s something you feel the instant you start riding. If we tell you how good we think the Message is, you probably won’t believe us. For us, it’s simple. It’s a lack of chatter, more traction in corners, and predictable steering. It’s a level of small bump compliance that’s usually reserved for elite athletes with world-class, suspension-sponsored race support. It’s a stability under braking that’s usually only possible with jackhammer-hard compression settings.
By employing a trailing multi-link design, the Message allows the front of the bike to realize the benefits the rear has enjoyed for years — an easy actuation feel early in the stroke and progressive ramp through the mid-stroke. The result: ground-hugging traction, increased confidence when pushing through berms and more bottom-out resistance at the end of the travel to handle large impacts and botched landings. Additionally, our linkage design means that the axle path on the Message isn’t forced to travel in-line with the steering axis. Instead, it counteracts the natural steering angle change with a corresponding adjustment in offset. The Message maintains caster through the range of travel, giving you predictable handling in a wider variety of trail conditions.
Our in-house designed twin-tube, thru-shaft damper is securely housed inside a stiff carbon chassis. The chassis design provides unique stiffness and significantly isolates deflection to the linkage portion of the system, virtually eliminating stiction in the damper. A three-way mode adjust provides on-the-fly adjustments to control compression performance. The most notable difference about the Message is its ability to accept multiple 29” and 27.5” disc brake mountain bikes. Because the Message's contour travel and static structure is more versatile than telescopic travel, one product is suitable for a wider range of axle-to-crown lengths and travels. While the Message performs best on 29" and 27.5"+ designed for 110mm to 150mm of travel and 27.5” bikes designed for 130mm to 150mm of travel, you’ll find you can push the limits in either direction with surprising success.
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- Trailing multi-link front suspension
- 130mm contour travel
- 1980 grams
- Full carbon chassis, steerer tube and linkages
- Three-way mode adjust - Firm, Mid, Open
- Trust engineered twin-tube, thru-shaft damper
- Fits both 29/27.5"+ (110-150mm) and 27.5" (130-150mm) bikes
- Tire widths up to 29 x 2.6” (762 x 66mm) max or 27.5 x 2.8" (744 x 78mm) max
- Easy setup with air pressure equal to rider weight
- 535mm axle-to-crown
- Fits existing mountain bikes with tapered head tube
- Boost 15x110mm thru axle (or with torque caps)
- Direct mount 180mm rotor (203mm max)
- 250 hours between service intervals
Due to the unique design and axle path of our linkage system, the front wheel on a Message now behaves like a caster. This provides a self-aligning dynamic in which the rider experiences greater control in a slide and more predictable steering input in most conditions. We can confidently say that riding a slide is finally fun.GO DEEP
By taking advantage of leverage ratio, the multi-link design of the Message gives you a less jarring ride, smooths out the chatter and ramps up support when you want to get rowdy. The Message feels supple and supportive so you can forget the bumps and enjoy the ride.GO DEEP
The Trust Effect is a sensation that makes you realize you can have more — more control, more compliance, more confidence. It’s a combination of the Caster and Ratio effects that makes the Message feel like XC suspension when pedaling, but enduro suspension when descending. Like windchill is to temperature, this effect is a multiplier for your front end performance.GO DEEP