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    rbx
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    BigHit and brake squat or Brake Jack?

    Im looking into a 2006 Big Hit fsr III i was just wondering if you guys ever experienced brake squat or jack with big hits?

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    With the Specialized Horst Link pivot, this allows the suspension to be not influenced (independent) by pedalling and braking forces.
    I guess this is why they call this the "Holy Grail" of suspension design - you don't have any outside forces affecting your suspension movement!

    I saw somewhere on this forum about brake squat/jack with other deisgns (VPP, Monoshock, Cantilever etc) - very informative read, i'll try to find it

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    does not exist....

    I can not tell if there is any? Seems great

    I recently built up a big hit and am super impressed coming from a single pivot Haro X2, and i have also had a ton of time on the Stinky series of bikes. They really don't compare and i now see why the horst link or 4 bar link lease is paid 4 by so many companies.

    It's a whole new level of bike as far as i'm concerned. But keep in mind that my experince is limited, and my own.

    I say swoop one up if you have the chance or even Demo one from a a local shop to see if it's really worth the cash in your case.

    Peace,
    John
    Hailing from Reno, NV by way of Vegas...
    Now rockin the Big Hit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbx
    Im looking into a 2006 Big Hit fsr III i was just wondering if you guys ever experienced brake squat or jack with big hits?
    After 2 years on a Stinky, I can honestly say that the Bighit has almost No brake jack or brake squad.

    In my opinion an FSR pedals just as good or bad as a single pivot, itís mostly the shock that makes it a good pedaller or not.
    The big advantage of a FSR is the superb braking and tracking even in the most rough or miserable conditions.

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    Oh guys
    i'm just a fan of Specialized ,i have an enduro 04 and a bighit comp that i'm going to sell so that i can buy a gemini 2000.am i doing wrong?
    i'm afraid i am switching from a very good suspension sistem (fsr)to a not very working well one(monocross)

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