Bronson and carbon
(alu) Santa Cruz Heckler or Bronson?
What other bikes utelise a vpp?
Specialized, Turner, Norco, Pivot, Lapierre etc.
Regarding the bikes, I wouldn't buy either but the Heckler is the least compromised by a marketing idea.
JCL do the 4 bar links etc out there work as VPP with the wheel movement etc?
As far as I know and can find this morning the only "true" vpp users are SC & Intense. The others may be similar but are not VPP.
the real suggestion though is before going on about compromised by marketing is to go and try both these bikes are they are some of the easiest to demo in the UK that I found.
Yeah anything that has an axle path that doesn't follow a single point arc (single pivot) is technically considered a VPP.
The difference is SC and Intense use counter rotating links which do alter axle path trajectories more than the bikes I mentioned. Whether that's a good or bad thing is up for debate!
Ultimately you're right. Riding is the best test.
Agree with JCL demo before you buy. Forums are just opinions.
The Solo feels very similar to the 5 it replaced when pointed downhill. I had a 140 Rev on the 5 also. The solo seems to turn a lot quicker, think this is due to the lower bb height. I had a few pedal strikes first few outings, but I've got used to it one and love the planted feeling.
Sorry, just seen the reply, how rude. Thanks for the info, interesting that you compare the Solo to a 5. Also that you chose the Solo and not the Bronson.
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