Understanding Anti Squat
Suspension Basics Video

Understanding Squat - with Andrextr

Video Andrextr
Date May 11, 2017

You may have heard the term 'anti-squat' tossed around in forums, but could you explain it? Thankfully Andrextr can - and he does so with his usual clarity.

Tags: andrextr, suspension basics
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davetolnai
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Dave Tolnai  - May 11, 2017, 3 p.m.

I like that he talks about the effect of the rider moving up and down in addition to the just rotation around the CofG.  This frequently gets left out of the discussion, but is a giant reason why there is no perfect anti-squat number, and no perfect anti-squat design.  His real world demonstrations are a bit confusing, but I love his accent so much it more than makes up for it.

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andrextr
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AndreXTR  - May 14, 2017, 5:48 a.m.

On mountain bikes you will always have some pedal Bob due to pedalling biomechanics, however, and similarly to what happens on motorbikes, the 100% seem to be a consensual number. At least will eliminate the squats caused by the horizontal acceleration. On MTB it's easy to feel the difference between a 30% or a 100% AS bike.

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davetolnai
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Dave Tolnai  - May 14, 2017, 7:57 p.m.

For sure. It's more a comment on bike companies claiming to have the perfect solution for all possibilities.

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JBV
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James Vasilyev  - May 12, 2017, 3:29 p.m.

he's a quirky fella eh. i gather he's an masters engineering student or something.

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andrextr
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AndreXTR  - May 14, 2017, 5:49 a.m.

I'm a biochemist ;)

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