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HI,
Could you guys give me some pros/cons for a steel F/S bike with the horst link design like an Ellsworth, the older Turners. And what length rear shock would work the best.

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I have been very interested in using a steel rear triangle on a FS frame- check out the Xprezo lineup for instance. It seems to me to have a lot of advantages in that application, namely smaller diameter tubing can make use of larger tires on bike with short chainstays or other clearance isssues.
 

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Vlad said:
Aluminum is a better material for full-suspension because it is easier to optimize anti-squat, pro-squat and medial thrust.
Your list has nothing to do with the frame material, but with the suspension design itself. It may be easier to make the suspension components (pivots, rockers, etc) from aluminum, but the material itself doesn't matter.
 

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One of the main reasons for riding steel (in my experience) is that it rides more smoothly than ally. When you add a nice big shock that natural springyness that makes steel so wonderful is redundant. So the only reason to go for a steel full susser is if you want one. And you should :)
 

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Pungbråck said:
HI,
Could you guys give me some pros/cons for a steel F/S bike with the horst link design like an Ellsworth, the older Turners. And what length rear shock would work the best.

Thanks
Why? Seriously. "The why" will guide the direction of the answer.
 
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