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What does FSR stand for in mountain bikes?

Ref: http://www.bergwerk.ch/archives/3726/specialized-enduro-comp-2013/

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FSR is the name of a suspension design from Specialized. According to a FAQ, it originally stood for "Future Shock Rear". The Specialized website contains an FSR Suspension page with marketing information about the system.

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As per the Specialized web site Future-Shock-Rear.

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According to Mountain Bike Rider,

In case you were wondering what the ‘FSR’ acronym means, technically it means ‘Front Suspension and Rear [suspension]’. This is historical acronym that dates back to when suspension forks came out (Stumpjumpers with sus forks were dubbed ‘FS’). When rear suspension came along, they added the ‘R’, hence ‘FSR’.

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    Take your pick: acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/FSR – Daniel R Hicks Mar 16 at 19:38
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    Hmm. I'm kinda suspicious of this, since it contradicts the other two answers, one of which is sourced to Specialized's own website. Unfortunately, that link is now dead and I've not been able to find where it's gone. – David Richerby Mar 16 at 19:55

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