Here is the fork in its fully-extended 150mm travel position.
And the rear damper in its "dh geometry" position.
Now here's the damper in "climbing" geometry. See the extra (darker grey) section that appeared at the front of the shock shaft? That's the slave cylinder effectively lengthening the shock, which raises the rear end of the bike, yet still allows the full 150mm of rear travel.
And here's the fork in its "climbing" position. It only has 70mm of travel at this point, but it still feels plush, and when climbing something steep enough to warrant this extreme geometry position, you're not going to be using 150mm of travel up front anyway.
The best part of the equation is that, even with 6-inches of travel, the Bionicon only weighs 30lbs -- and that's with most of the parts from my 41lb Stinky Deluxe! So much for the Stinky D weight loss program -- I just upgraded to a lighter, but still super capable, ride!
Believe-it-or-not, the fork operates on an all-air system -- there is no damping oil. Yet it feels as good as any 150mm travel fork I've ridden as far as travel quality goes. Did I mention the fork is made by Suntour? Crazy... I still can't believe it works as well as it does. Plus, for a double crown fork, it's super light! The only other double crown fork that's lighter is the Maverick DUC-32.
So you're probably asking yourself how I got a hold of such a unique bike, when clearly there are no Bionicon dealers in Nebraska -- and that's a good question. My good buddy Mic (in Colorado) and his good buddy Paul Ferguson (a former pro snoboarder) are the principles in Bionicon USA. They are the US distributors of the bike -- Bionicon itself is located in Germany, and they've been offering the bike in Europe for almost five years now. It's very well proven. All of the pneumatic components come from the medical industry, and they've proven to be very durable over time.
Czech out the whole Bionicon deal at http://www.bioniconus.com. I'm always happy to let the bike loose for test rides too. Just get a hold of me.