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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Agreed, the Diamondback has a sweet component mix. The design seems like a solid one, however Klein, look closer, it's not a single pivot but a 4-bar. It is however NOT a HORST 4-bar, meaning the pivot at the drop-out is on the seat stay, not the chain stay. Although this is a good deisgn, it's not fully active like the Horst (The one Specialized holds the patent for) and will produce a bit of brake jacking under hard braking.
The Iron Horse Klein mentioned does license the Horst from Specialized.
A buddy bought the SGS Expert, and it was a killer deal! Nice bike!
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