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    Cheapest Horst bike? Cadillac MDS 2.4

    http://www.costco.com/Browse/ProductSet.aspx?Prodid=11488167&whse=BC&Ne=4000000&eCat=BC|111|195|75293&N=4024823&Mo=9&pos=0&No=2&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&cat=75293&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&ec=BC-EC10999-Cat195&topnav=

    I'm looking for something for friends that are visiting and happen to be in the mood for a bike ride.

    Is this a Horst suspension?







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    Quote Originally Posted by BATMANs
    Is this a Horst suspension?
    No, no horst link on that bike....

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    how is that link different than a horst?

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    the link is on the seat stay not on the chain stay
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    So it's the same deal with the Lambo bike?


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    You are looking in the wrong place. The Horst link has nothing to do with the rocker (near the seat tube). A Horst link uses a pivot between the chainstay and the rear dropout. A Faux bar (what these bikes are you are posting) uses a pivot between the seat stay and dropout.

    Not to sound like a jerk, but if you don't even know what one is, do you really think it is all that important? 99% of riders would not be able to tell the difference between a Horst link or a Faux bar from riding it. And it is not likely that you will find a "cheap" bike with a Horst link since the technology has to be licensed from Specialized. The cost of licensing will increase the price of the frame.
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    Not a horst link either

    Horst Link pivot is in front of and below the rear axle on the chainstay

    PS-a KHS XC104 most likely is the cheapest new Horst Link bike at $869 msrp

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72
    Not a horst link either

    Horst Link pivot is in front of and below the rear axle on the chainstay

    PS-a KHS XC104 most likely is the cheapest new Horst Link bike at $869 msrp

    Actually, the xc004 is cheaper. Can be had for msrp ~$700. Most LBS I've seen them at were below $500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1
    Actually, the xc004 is cheaper. Can be had for msrp ~$700. Most LBS I've seen them at were below $500.
    The KHS XC004 was discontinued for 2009 models

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    Believe me, I am a suspension snob, but whether these bikes are Horst Link or a faux bar is about the least important issue with them. It's like worrying whether a toy car is a 6 or 8 cylinder engine.

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    Fuji or KHS make horst link bikes.. at least they used to. Other companies that make horst link bikes are Elsworth, Titus, Chumba, and of course Specialized who now own the patent for the link. Turner used to make horst link bikes, but are now making DW-link bikes. Scott also used to make horst link bikes in Europe only, but since they started selling FS bikes in the U.S. they moved to the faux bar.

    You can find the KHS frames on ebay.
    http://sporting-goods.shop.ebay.com/...=&_osacat=7294

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