Linkage bike suspension simulation software

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Linkage Professional

Linkage Professional is our full-featured 2D suspension analysis software emphasizing on mountain bike simulation but also usable for motorbike suspension simulation or arbitrary linkage simulation, ranging from single swingarm to 6-bar linkages. It is a great time-saver compared to complex CAD systems when it comes to refining the suspension, evaluating ideas or comparing designs. Importing designs from other software or to export to them is possible as well.



Highlights:

"...incredibly, the bike performs the
same as your software predicted it."

Max-Peter Werner from Norland Cycles

  • simulation for virtually all bike suspension systems on the market from single-pivot swingarm to six-bar linkages
  • instant center, path curvature, curvature center, curvature normals calculation
  • calculation of pivot forces for each travel position in two cases
  • several diagram graphs with the ability to compare them on one sheet
  • export all results in graphical (JPG,BMP,DXF) or text formats
  • save animations of movement in movie formats (AVI, Flash, GIF etc.)
  • calculates important parameters like shock leverage ratio, pedal-kickback, axle path curve, head-angle, wheelbase etc.
  • custom shock characteristics curve editor with linear spring, air or custom data types
  • easy-to-use suspension sag calculator
  • friendly graphical or numerical interface for editing
  • integrated web library to share or publish designs
  • possibility to protect your design against copying or modification in the web library
  • option to hide bike specific drawings, thus simulation of a linkage structure in general can be examined, as seen on the picture on the right

To see the feature matrix of the different versions, click here.

Click here to buy Linkage Professional at our secure online store. You may also upgrade your Personal Version to the Professional there.

Professional version's major benefits compared to the Personal Version:

  • pivot force calculation with force vectors drawn
  • several cases of force calculation
  • more diagram graphs
  • comparing graphs is not limited to two comparisons
  • export all result datas in text format for spreadsheet import or CAD processing
  • custom shock characteristics curve editor
  • no limitation on simultaneously opened projects (Personal version allows three windows)
  • industrial, for-profit use is allowed


Linkage Personal

"I have enjoyed and
learned from all the
versions of Linkage."

Steve from JH, mtbr forum

Progressive or falling-rate? How much anti-squat does my bike have? What about pedal-kickback? You can get the answers now.

Linkage Personal is our suspension analysis software offered for the bike-enthusiasts seeking to compare different designs and get knowledge about bike suspensions - or create own projects!

The software may also help you making decisions before buying your new bike or components. It also helps customizing your bike - change your fork, shock, wheel size with just a few clicks and examine how it will affect the geometry and the ride! And if you really get into the mood, you may even design your special frame linkage parts' geometry which will tailor your bike to your style and needs. Or if you have the idea - design your dream suspension bike.

Highlighted features:

  • simulation for virtually all bike suspension systems on the market from single-pivot

    This software is very
    good for working on a
    geometry.

    Vincent from France

    swingarm to four-bar linkages with additional shock driving linkage ("6-bar linkage")
  • instant center, path curvature center calculation
  • several diagram graphs with the ability to compare them on one sheet
  • export results in graphical (JPG,BMP,DXF) formats as well as movies (AVI,Flash,GIF etc.)
  • calculates important parameters like shock leverage ratio, pedal-kickback, axle-path curve, head-angle, wheelbase etc.
  • easy-to-use suspension sag calculator
  • user-friendly graphical or numerical interface to change the project
  • integrated web library to share or publish designs
  • possibility to protect your design against copying or modification in the web library
  • ability to hide bike specific drawings, thus focusing only on simulating an arbitrary linkage structure
  • for personal use, for-profit activity is not allowed by the license

"Wow, that's amazing
stuff."

Derby, mtbr.com forum


To see the feature matrix of the different versions, click here.

Click here to buy Linkage Personal at our secure online store.

To learn more about the limitations of Personal version compared to the Professional version, see this table.