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Regarding World Cup how many of those racers are using progressively wound coil springs? I don’t pretend to be intimate with the dark arts of WC DH bike internals but that is certainly a thing at that level - custom springs.
I’m not discounting the benefits of a great damper - I specifically mention the benefits of Manitou’s hydraulic bottom out - but my point is exactly that relying on ‘too much’ LSC is a crutch for having a progressive spring.
Ohlins twin tube damper is fantastic and there the HSC adjuster comes into play differently than most forks. I haven’t had the opportunity to take one apart re. how much air volume is in the spring side but it may be between oil and guts it is acting similarly to how JamesOC explains the PUSH systems performance. My experience with the Ohlins air system was excellent so it sounds like I definitely need to ride the coil version.
I should have specified that I was looking specifically at high end forks.
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