Our patent pending Angular Bushing Conceptª (ABC) pivots represent a paradigm shift in high performance suspension linkage in the most literal sense.
ABCª pivots consist of an angular contact polymer bushing which rotates on a tapered alloy pivot. By carefully controlling the tolerance of these pieces, we are able to specify a torque value on the pivot and can eliminate binding, which has been, until now, impossible. The more you tighten a typical bushing system, the more the pivot will bind. Not so with ABCª Pivots. And, get this; they're lighter, more durable, and laterally stiffer than a cartridge bearing. On Element we saved 120 grams by switching to ABCª pivots while increasing rear end pivot stiffness by 105 percent. Yes, you read that correctly; ABCª pivots are 105% stiffer than a sealed cartridge bearing. Plus, they need almost no maintenance, just clean the contact surfaces from time to time.