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Old 09-29-04, 08:51 PM   #1
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Rear suspension brains

anyone have on of these? i have seen them on a few bikes, and almost got a bike that had one on it.

how do they work exactly, and what do they feel like compared to regular full suspension bike.
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Old 09-29-04, 09:01 PM   #2
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Its a valve in the shock that reacts to the terrain, but not to forces above (ie a rider standing up and pedaling). You need to realize though that there is a distinction between a "brain" (Specialized Epic) and a SPV (Manitou + Push, etc) setup. I've ridden an Epic and its nice, but not my cup of tea at all. I really don't like full suspension so I'm probably not the one to ask. If I feel the SLIGHTEST bob or play in the setup, I'm done with it.
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