or fate, my Specialized FSR Big Hit frame cracked and
my warranty was voided. With out going in to dirty details,
let's just say that you should always follow seat post
adjustment guidelines before jumping off stuff.
after NO HELP from specialized as they were "SOLD
OUT" of all backup and replacement FSR Big Hit
frames and comparable options, I ventured into the realm
of single pivot rear suspension. I willing to consider
it as long as it was active, and after seeing a few
Bullits in Kranked III, I considered worthy of a serious
Needless to say, it now is my main riding machine. And
man is it nice. "It is so choice. If you have the
means, I highly recommend getting one." ~Ferris
thing I noticed was SOLID. I took a 3 foot drop outside
the Bike Peddler in American Fork, Utah after running
a flight of stairs and other than a little chain slap,
no noise! It felt goooooood. It felt a lot different
than the multi-pivot design that Specialized raves about.
initially commented that it did not feel as plush as
the Specialized, but I had a hard time complaining after
I made some adjustments on the Fox Vanilla RC and found
the "comfort zone". With both rebound and
compression adjustment capability via two easily accessible
dials, a steep climb can be bareable and a gnarly downhill
had a lot of tightening to do with the bushings on the
multipivot FSR, especially after Urban Trials and pavement
drops, but the Santa Cruz hasn't complained at all.
Not even a wimper. If anything, it laughs at my pathetic
and tentative 5 foot drops and says "Gimme a Break"
wake me when we get to the real stuff.