Okay I'm seventeen and i'm starting on my senior exit for english and i need an interview with some one that goes along my topic(i think i can get away with a survey). My topic is to prove that my downhill race suspension system and my own designed gear box will work far better then the leading race bikes. for some back up info about my topic, i'm in drafting 3 honors and a wiz and quite a geek when it comes to design and bikes, so over the past 2 years i've been doing research on every suspension system for bikes, and figuring out what they're missing, i have a 3 subject notebook literally full of frame designs and about 10 pages of it are devoted to my gear box, then another 20 devoted to my electronic suspension. my design that i've chosen is a complicated 6 pivot design that from my estimate will be surprisingly light, if my calculations are going to be perfect it will offer 6 to 11.5 inches of travel give or take a millimeter, with absolutely NO pedal bob. so any way enough of my geeky talk, what i need is everyone to put what they want out of a downhill race/freeride bike, and what is expected. make the post as long as you want the more opinions the better. i will be fabricating the frame, (and gear box if i can get access to a cnc machine) and hopefully if i blow them away with the demonstration i can get together the funds to start up my own little shop and bring all of my designs out of their paper prison. thank you for reading my long geeky message and please post.