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    Is a good climbing downhill bike an All mountain bike?

    After the success of the titanium hardcore hardtail I decided to design a High pivot horst link downhill bike that can carry a bottle and have a good seated pedaling position. This was the result.

    It's surprisingly a very good technical climber. It's probably because of the high BB, steep seat angle and excessive antisquat in the climbing gears. The best seated tech climber I've ever ridden despite being a pig at 17kg
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    It'd be interesting to see the leverage curve and anti-squat numbers on that frame.
    Do the math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Rager View Post
    It'd be interesting to see the leverage curve and anti-squat numbers on that frame.
    Here are some graphs. The idler has 6 vertical positions. That along with varying the number of teeth I should be able to fine tune the amount of antisquat vs pedal kickback I want.
    Is a good climbing downhill bike an All mountain bike?-tikbalang-mk1_pedal-kickback.jpgIs a good climbing downhill bike an All mountain bike?-tikbalang-mk1_anti-squat.jpgIs a good climbing downhill bike an All mountain bike?-tikbalang-mk1_levratio.jpgIs a good climbing downhill bike an All mountain bike?-tikbalang-mk1_anti-rise.jpgIs a good climbing downhill bike an All mountain bike?-tikbalang-mk1_axlepath.jpg

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    At 17 kg I say thats too heavy to be an enduro big.

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