is it really that special
September 5, 2009 1:25 AM Subscribe
what is the best designed rear suspension mountain bike on the market, and why. particularly from an engineering point of view. including, what is the best inertial shock design, and is carbon fiber really an appropriate solution for mountain bike frames?
posted by edtut to Science & Nature (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
today i had a really good look at a high end mountain bike that thinks it's really special. but i'm not so sure. i have always had a problem with that brand using such small bushs without bearings. it is a design that is destined to get dirty, loose, and potentially squeake and flex. in a mountain bike that is extremely expensive, i dont think it is good enough. also, why i dont see why their different high end models all have such different linkage systems. i spoke to the sales guy, who basically knew nothing, and had no useful opinion. i dont mean that in a bad way, but becauise most dealers here only trade one or two brands, they tend to show little interest in competitive products. so my question is really what is the best designed rear suspension mountain bike on the market, and why.