So, through a combination of actual riding (very little), virtual simulation (some), textbook review (absolutely none - I'm done with college) and reading of endless posts (too much), I've solved the TNT vs. HL dilemna.
The optimum rear pivot location is on the seatstay on the drive side, and the chain stay on the brake side.
Of course, that's only while climbing. You'll want to flip-flop the whole shebang for the descent.
This will provide the best of both worlds, not to mention the ability to ride in endless circles due to assymetrical flex and non-matching paths for each end of the rear axle.
Please do not take any of this seriously.
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