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On a high pivot design, any time that the pivot is above the chainline, you have a significant affect when you when you put force on the pedal. Pedal force on a high pivot design causes the suspension to want to top out. When that's the case, some of your pedal force is going into moving the suspension, rather than moving you forward, and it's inhibiting your rear suspension from compressing in a free way. So it's not an active design...not giving you the maximum benefit that it could." "Also, as you're hitting bumps, the suspension motion is causing your pedal stroke to be disrupted. That's very detrimental in terms of the maximum efficiency in generating forward motion."