Whatever your choice in mountain terrain, Maestro Suspension Technology expands your bike’s capabilities and boosts your performance. From fast and efficient XC machines to playful longer travel trail bikes, it’s an adaptable rear suspension platform that gives you more control, traction, comfort and speed.

close up of the Intrigue Advanced Pro 29

KEY BENEFITS OF MAESTRO SUSPENSION

Maestro’s near-vertical wheel path and linear spring curve allow the rear suspension to remain sensitive to both small and big impacts without “packing up” under rapid, successive hits or bottoming out from big hits. This results in better contact between your tires and the trail—improving traction, acceleration, cornering and braking.

Fully Active Suspension
FULLY ACTIVE
From high-frequency trail vibrations to big-hit compressions, Maestro soaks up the full spectrum of trail impacts to give you a smoother ride over all types of terrain.
pedaling efficiency
PEDALING EFFICIENCY
Whether you’re sprinting up a climb or hammering through a rock garden, Maestro performs consistently under pedaling power and doesn’t compromise efficiency.
brake independence
TOTAL BRAKE INDEPENDENCE
Even under full braking force, Maestro Suspension stays active, keeping your tires in contact with the trail and giving you better traction at all times.

How it Works

Maestro utilizes four strategically positioned pivot points and two linkages that all work to create a single floating pivot point. This single floating pivot point improves pedaling efficiency by counteracting pedaling forces that would otherwise create suspension compression (squatting) or pedal kickback (bobbing).

Ground Control

Maestro’s near-vertical wheel path and linear spring curve allow the rear suspension to remain sensitive to both small and big impacts without “packing up” under rapid, successive hits or bottoming out from big hits. This results in better contact between your tires and the trail, improving traction, acceleration, cornering and braking.

Four, Two, One

Maestro utilizes four strategically positioned pivot points (the four red circles) and two linkages that all work to create a single floating pivot point (the larger circle). This single floating pivot point improves pedaling efficiency by counteracting pedaling forces that would otherwise create suspension compression (squatting) or pedal kickpack (bobbing).

Fully Connected

Maestro’s upper rocker arms feature trunnion shock mounts, which produce a lower leverage ratio on rear shock compression for better pedaling and braking efficiency. This configuration also allows engineers to create bikes with shorter chainstays, improving their climbing capabilities and agility.

Lower Center of Gravity

Maestro’s moving parts and components, including the linkages, shock, pivots and hardware, are centralized within the frameset. This results in a lower center of gravity, which helps improve the bike’s overall handling on the trail.

Lighter and Stronger

A state of the art, high-pressure molding process is used to produce the Advanced Forged Composite upper rocker arm. This makes it lighter, stiffer and stronger than aluminum to help boost the overall performance of your bike.

Smooth Operator

Double-sealed pivot bearings provide long-term, smooth functioning suspension articulation.