Horst vs Seatstay - Round 2- Mtbr.com

View Poll Results: Any difference in Horst vs Seatstay?

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  • I couldn't feel a difference in performance on my typical trails

    1 6.67%
  • Yes, Horst outperforms Seatstay

    8 53.33%
  • Yes, Seatstay outperforms Horst

    0 0%
  • Can't determine if the difference I felt was from the pivot or other differences in the bikes

    6 40.00%
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  1. #1
    Not dead yet, just playin
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    Dec 2003

    Listen! Horst vs Seatstay - Round 2

    Personally, I'm tired of the neverending Horst vs Seatstay pivot debate...

    So, lets get it all out in the open..

    If you've had the opportunity to spend quality time similar Horst AND a seatstay pivot bikes (i.e X-5 and 5-Spot), check out the poll..

    www.msmtb.org - Mississippi Mountain Biking

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    I voted Horst. I have an El Salti and a Turner Burner. My Burner definitely pedals better. However, I'm not sure if it's due to the rear shock or not. I have a manitou 3-way swinger on the Burner and a Romic Coil shock on the El Salti. I would be interested to find out how the Salti pedals with a platform shock.

    Does anyone think the better pedal efficancy is soley due to the rear shock on the burner?

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004

    Well, a romic is supposed to be a platform shock as well....

    Just last year it was the "holy grail" of no-bob coil shocks.

    I used to have a Psycle Werks wild hare and it pedaled so poorly it scared me away from seat-stay pivot bikes. That was with a non-platform vanilla shock, so I imagine it would pedal a lot better w/ one of the newer generation platform shocks.

    My biggest beef w/ the hare was the way it would squat on steep climbs. I have a Turner XCE now w/ a non platform vanilla shock and I honestly feel it's night and day better than the psycle werks in terms of climbing.

    I never noticed any of the rear brake issues that are supposed to plague seat stay pivot bikes however.


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