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    Jun 2005

    New question here. SJ120 susp design questions -

    I'm debating between a SJ120 expert and a Yeti575.

    I understand the SJ120 bike uses a legit horst-link design where the rear pivot is in front of, and below the rear drop out. Is this correct?

    I also have read that this creates the affect of a fully active rear susp during braking. My issue of concern is that I don't want my next bike to be like my current single pivot xc bike. My bikes susp gets very hard during hard braking or braking during rolling down stair- step type drops. It feels like a hard tail at times.

    What's your impression on this bikes feel when braking or at any other time for that matter?

    I know it climbs well, how does it handle the downhill stuff. Is it an improvement on the 4inch version or just more of the same bike?


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    Jun 2005

    "Fun Sucker"-

    ok, so maybe i've sucked the fun out of mtb'ing with all the tech talk. lets try this...sorry.

    How does this bike handle hard braking? Does susp still work or really tighten/loosen up?

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    the suspension stays pretty dang active. Certainly no noticeable stiffening. It's active during climbs too, though pro-pedal reduces most monkey-motion induced shock activity.

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