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Nov. 10, 2017, 1:30 p.m. -  Andrew Major

Totally agree.  I hope they release a long travel 29'er model (160mm) as I think it would complement a lot of bikes on the market.  Ed, former Showa engineer | current Manitou engineer, explained IRT (and by extension the Ohlins air system) to me in terms of a coil dirt bike fork. The main spring is your spring rate and the IRT spring is the equivalent of changing oil height to adjust the mid stroke. That makes more sense to me than most descriptions I've read of the system and how I explain it to people.  Just as a few CC of oil can make a perceivable difference a few psi in/our of IRT allow a discerning rider to really dial in performance.

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