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Canyon Nerve VS Strife's suspension system

hsiaolchsiaolc Posts: 492
edited April 2012 in MTB buying advice
I have cancelled my Torque and ordred the Strife ES9.0 instead.

But thinking in my head this is the first time I've seen the suspension like that for the Strife. Basically it pushes the suspension up instead of down.

Is Strife the Horst system and the Nerve the four link system? Which system is better?

Also thinking if the suspension is pushing the fork upwards towards the seat would that be mean less control since instead of either pushing the bike forward or downwards it pushes up?


  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    How the shock is actuated has nothing to do with the 'control' you mean. Whether a pull shock, push shock, actualted from both ends etc etc, it doesn't 'push' the bike.

    The Strive is a single pivot frame, with linkage actuated shock. The Torque is a 4 bar, (horst, or FSR stlye). The latter is sligtly less affected by brake forces.
  • hsiaolchsiaolc Posts: 492
    So the Horst is a better suspension system? I've seen heard that VPP is the best suspension system offering the plushest ride?

    Really? Looking at ti again the Stive and the Troque have the same back end but just the shock is situated differently?
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    The torque has a pivot on the chainstay before the axle, so is a four bar system. They will behave slightly differently. There is no one best system! ... t-1-28367/
  • hsiaolchsiaolc Posts: 492
    Cool Supersonic, thank you for clearing that up. I thought the Torque and the Strive share the same system compared to the Nerve AM and Nerve XC.

    So what sus system is the Nerve then? Horst like the Torque?
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