Hello all. This is something probably nobody knows the answer to, but I thought I would bring it up for discussion anyway. I've ridden/demoed 3 dw-link bikes over the past year,
the last being the Firebird. In every case, I've felt some kind of knee pain after the ride.
On the firebird, I didn't notice any pedal feedback, though. I was overall fairly impressed with the ride. I did notice on a couple of occasions when lifting the front end over a rock and pedaling out of the saddle a couple of minor instances of knee pain in my non-injured knee. On my last ride I went over the same terrain on my horst link bike and couldn't
duplicate this no matter how many times I tried. I can only conclude at this point that with the dw-link somehow some of the antisquat force of the chain gets transmitted to your your knee, even though as I said, I wasn't noticing any feedback at the pedals.
Now to my question:
Does anybody know if the equilink itself somehow separates the antisquat from the chain?
In other words, how much would an equilink be using chain tension to affect antisquat ?
I'm guessing the equilink probably separates this, but I would be skeptical that's its 100 %.
I'm obviously not very adept at understanding complex suspension kinematics and all,
but I think I know a little about what's going on with a suspension when i ride a bike,
by how it feels.
Anyway, thanks for any input
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