Builds: Special Pricing currently on Indiegogo
*Frame Only Options are available as well
First Impressions (via Pinkbike):
"DOES THE IMPOSSIBLE; PEDALS LIKE A HARDTAIL AND DELIVERS A PLUSH RIDE OVER BUMPS - WITHOUT LEVERS OR ELECTRONICS"
"Berthold's Missing Link delivers the goods - direct drive pedaling with supple suspension action - and it does so without electronics, remote levers or voodoo shock damping. Compared to the current crop of carbon superbikes, the Tantrum Meltdown .... performs well on the downs - essential for any 160-millimeter trail bike - and its pedaling action is better than all of them.
Bold statement? I've ridden many trail bikes that were supposed to, '...pedal like a cross-country bike and descend like a DH bike.' (I've written that phrase more times than I should have) Only two have actually performed that ballet: the Meltdown with its Missing Link, and a Kona Process outfitted with Fox's prototype (not available for sale) Live Valve electronic suspension . Neither are perfect, but both set the bar well above today's crowded pack of carbon uberbikes.
" I think it has the potential to take on the big guys. Brian Berthold's Missing Link is proof that there actually is significant room for improvement among the present crop of all-mountain trail bikes. Cheers to thinking outside the box. - RC