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    Questions that can't stop bugging me

    Hi folks,

    I have this queries that refuse to go away so need input from the experts here.

    What suspension does Yeti 575 uses? (it looks like a single pivot or improved single pivot and I did read somewhere that it is a single pivot of sort but I can't find a review on it that is technical enough)

    Also, What system does the Specialized Enduro adopt? Is it called the FSR? What does FSR stands for? Are FSR glorified single pivot?

    Is the suspension system a major criteria for you guys when choosing a frame / bike?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rookie nick View Post
    Is the suspension system a major criteria for you guys when choosing a frame / bike?
    Yes. Without a doubt.

    I think the 575 is in-fact a single pivot bike.

    Specialized FSR

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    wow cool!
    how did you do that

    but the answers you pointed me to were similar to what I found - nothing substantial

    but still thanks

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    Buyer's Guide To Mountain Bike Suspension, Part 2 - BikeRadar

    i believe the yeti is called something like rocker link actuated or activated single pivot. the link/dogbone effects the leverage ratio

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    Well, I don't know how much more "substantial" you need . . . this is the 8th link down that page: Specialized's Customer Service response

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    Quote Originally Posted by CT3 View Post
    Buyer's Guide To Mountain Bike Suspension, Part 2 - BikeRadar

    i believe the yeti is called something like rocker link actuated or activated single pivot. the link/dogbone effects the leverage ratio
    CT3,

    thanks for pointing me to BikeRadar for a detailed writeup on the suspension.

    In fact, I have read thru the various suspension type many times but I couldn't pin point the 575's and the Enduro's. 575 claim they have a "chip" in their pivot blah blah blah but from all angles it does look like a single pivot. only thing is that it is positioned optimally and perfectly such that the 575 is such a well reviewed bike.

    As for the Enduro, I am puzzled by why some has the FSR suffix in their name while some do not. (now I have a better idea of the Specialized pivot system)

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    Well, I don't know how much more "substantial" you need . . . this is the 8th link down that page: Specialized's Customer Service response
    Hi,

    thanks for the link. This one really helps! Even had another section on FSR vs VPP.

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    FSR is just the name of the shock, all specialized are four bar/ horst link rear suspensions. read part 1 and part 3 of the bikeradar.com

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