NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Join Date: Mar 2000
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Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
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Yep, each one is designed to work for a specific application. Many full suspension bikes have limited areas in which to mount a bottom swing derailleur (TWO- either top or bottom pull), so they go to a top swing (ONE).
If you've got a standard diamond shaped frame with a full length seattube, you can use either, but a bottom swing is usually best!
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