I have a 2010 Jamis 650b1 which has a single pivot, nothing special kind of rear suspension.
I am playing with the idea of upgrading to a bike with a more efficient design. I have just learned about all of the new systems which theoretically remove pedal bob and reduce the need for platform shocks....VPP, maestro, DW, Horst link etc.
I have not tested any of these and I wonder if I am barking up the wrong tree. I am running a fox rp2 and I don't get any bob in propedal mode when seated. When I stand and hammer, the bike bobs around quite a bit. I'm looking to find a design that will remedy this but logic tells me that none of these systems can do that. It seems like 180 pounds bouncing up and down should be no different than trail bumps to the system. If a system won't react to my weight bouncing up and down, how will it react to a bump?
So, do any of these new systems actually help with standing and pedaling hard or just smooth, seated pedaling? If the latter is the case, I probably don't need to upgrade.
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