I heard that these bike soak up the trails very well.

I'm not a hard core mountain biker looking to clear cliffs or fly downhill at sub-sonic speeds.

I need something that will soak up the trails over a long ride.

It must be the Horst 4-bar suspension.

My question is are there other bike makes and models that I should test ride that has a similar feel to the Norco?

I understand that Specialized owns the patent to this called the FSR.

I've seen this design in other bikes like Ellsworth, etc...