If you have spent much time on a mountain bike, you’ve probably had the thought at some point that it’s kind of crazy that the only thing connecting the front wheel structurally to the rest of the bike is the suspension. With all the force pushing, pulling, twisting, and trying to bend that front fork, it’s a wonder it doesn’t snap or malfunction more often. Well, sometimes it does, and it sucks. Structure Cycleworks is trying to solve that problem with their new SCW1 mountain bike and I dig it. Yes, it’s pretty out there and drastically different from what you’re used to, but that’s the very definition of innovation. Their SCW1 puts a suspension system reminiscent of the rear end on the front which increases performance significantly. It also actually extends the geometry rather than compressing it when the suspension comes in, which is the opposite of the traditional design. I can imagine some scenarios where that would be much appreciated. At the end of the day, this sounds like it could be the future, no matter how distant. You can get more information below but also check out Pink Bike’s hands on review. There’s no price yet, and it’s not planned to have their production model out for at least a year, but I’m excited to get my hands on it when it does come out.