Originally Posted by claude
Just some quick thoughts:
*The shorter the leading link swingarm the more rigidity it has.
*Shorter means less unsprung weight.
*Shorter means that possibly lighter material can be used.
*The shorter it is the more trail varies in bump and rebound (maybe only In theory related directly to the front end itself).
* Some short ones use a bent swingarm to facilitate the use of a longer shock
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Yeah, thanks Claude.
There are lots of ways to skin a cat.