NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
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To begin with, the Santa Cruz Superlight is a single pivot bike. The pivot is placed at a height approx equal to the small chainring. This is an uncomplicated design, yield lighter weight, but the drawbacks are some pedal induced bobbing when in the small chainring. Overall the effect is minimal and careful pedaling can all but eliminate the bobbing. See here: http://www.santacruzmtb.com/bicycles...superlight.asp
Secondly, the sugar utilizes carbon fiber seatstays for their design. This design elinates a set of pivots and the carbon flexes as part of the design.http://www.fisherbikes.com/bikes/ser...p?series=sugar
The Sybil, suspension is an adjustable link added to change the travel to 4.1 inches.
I'm not really sure what you're asking since you're comparing a single pivot to an adjustable multi-pivot bike.
My guess, is you want to know what the link does. The only thing it does is add a little weight and increases the travel. This helps GF bikes compete with other lightweight XC full suspension bikes in the marketplace that achieve 4" of suspension travel. It's a good design and works well. I've ridden the Sugar 2+ that we have in the shop as a demo bike. Just not my cup of tea. I want a burly bike that can handle my 225 lb self w/o complaint!
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