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    What suspension is ghost bike?

    What suspension platform does ghost bike use?

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    Ghost uses a version of the Horst link.

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    Is that bad?

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    Bad for what?

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    I have th email specialized stump jumper alloy version. Horst link seem worse than dw link

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    You have what email?

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    Damn spell check.

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    I have the specialized alloy stump jumper. Fsr

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    FSR is pretty good. A lot better than Horst link. Not as good as DW's link. DW was just adding pivot points to try to be better than other designers. He went too far and stopped at 4.

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    FSR is Horst link, just specialized's version of it. like all 4 bar linkage suspension design, the differentiation is in how it is implimented. Changing the linkage bar lengths changes the ride profile, and pairing with a shock that is tuned for the profile is also important. DW, VPP, Horst, etc are all variants of 4 bar, changing where the links actually are, and there are benefits depending on the profile. It is an enormous rabbit hole:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycl...ion#Horst_link

    Horst link is a solid solution that many manufacturers use a version of. Now, some riders will find that their riding style really favors one of the 4 bar types, but generally that is hard to quantify without spending a reasonable amount of time riding the different platforms on their home trails, and having a baseline (whichever platform they started with) to compare to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    What suspension platform does ghost bike use?

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    four bar with horst link, I believe is what it's called, seems to have a rather low leverage ratio and tend to be more linear to digressive... just because a suspension is "called" the same doesn't mean it "behaves" the same... apples may not always be apples, oranges are not always oranges when it comes to mountain bike suspension designs...

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