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    What does FSR stand for?

    This must be some kind of acronym right? I've searched the net and found nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grnhrnt
    This must be some kind of acronym right? I've searched the net and found nothing.
    Just Spec's way of indicating full suspension. The F is front and the R is rear and ths S is suspension. Thus FSR is just a set of initials.

    An acronym, one can pronounce, and it means something--such as ALESTLE--which is Alton, East St. Louis and Edwardsville---all campuses of the Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville System.

    And the FSR explanation was not hard at all to find on the net. I did a simple google search and one of the bike sites had a full explanation of Specialized's naming conventions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmySlowRdr
    Just Spec's way of indicating full suspension. The F is front and the R is rear and ths S is suspension. Thus FSR is just a set of initials.

    An acronym, one can pronounce, and it means something--such as ALESTLE--which is Alton, East St. Louis and Edwardsville---all campuses of the Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville System.

    And the FSR explanation was not hard at all to find on the net. I did a simple google search and one of the bike sites had a full explanation of Specialized's naming conventions.

    What????????

    Future Shock Rear
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    Jack is right

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hass
    What????????

    Future Shock Rear

    I ran across it a while ago on an FAQ section on S's site.

    Edit: Here's the link:

    http://www.specialized.com/bc/sbcfaq.jsp

    type in FSR in the search area, and one of the results in the question you are looking for
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    Future Shock Rear is correct. Way back when (1993-1995-ish), Specialized had their own line of shocks, custom built by Rock Shox, and based on the Mag 21 model AFAIK. They were called Specialized Future Shock.

    They died off for reasons unknown (i'm guessing that people wanted 'brand name' shocks, and were happier if the fork said 'Rock Shox' rather than 'Future Shock'), but the rear suspension design (Future Shock Rear) was extremely successful, and the name had stuck.

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    Future Shock Rear - FSR

    Friggin Sh-t, Really???

    That's awful!!! Hey armyslow, your right, i learned something new today, good ole webster defines it a series of letters that stand for something but has to be "pronouncable".

    Sh-t, I thought it stood for something more classy than "future shock rear technology", that doesn't mean anything...

    So much hype for something nonsensical...

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    Quote Originally Posted by grnhrnt
    So much hype for something nonsensical...
    The design isn't nonsensical, even if the acronym is.

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    FSR is the best!

    Oh don't get me wrong, I love the ride of the FSR technology, I just thought it meant more than it actuallly does.

    And its not an acronym as Armyslowrider explains...

    Peace!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grnhrnt
    Oh don't get me wrong, I love the ride of the FSR technology, I just thought it meant more than it actuallly does.

    And its not an acronym as Armyslowrider explains...

    Peace!
    Did you read the other posts? Armyslowrider was wrong. It is an acronym (well, technically an initialism). Future Shock Rear.

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    I am pretty sure it means....

    F'in Sweet Ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCF
    F'in Sweet Ride
    I like telling people I ride a Full Suspension Rig

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    It doesn't really matter what they call it...it works.
    Never be afraid to try something new.

    Remember amateurs built the Ark.
    Professionals built the Titanic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DM-SC
    It doesn't really matter what they call it...it works.

    Whats cool is if you look at the early 90's FS bike the "FSR" was named after looks exactly like Cannondales "new" Scalpel..hahah, talk about playing catchup. I guess CDale is too busy reinventing the suspension fork.

    I remember back early 90's being in college and just sitting in the LBS staring at the FSR contemplating going from HT to FS. Wasnt till 99 when I spoiled myself w/a 80mm FS rig.

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    yeah, what's in a name

    As Shakepeare said, " call a rose by any other name, its fragrance is still the same..."

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