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Nov. 16, 2017, 8:06 a.m. -  Andrew Major

I assume cost is the biggest issue but there could also be compatibility with clearance issues for some shock reservoirs? It’s very different looking which I think would make it a hard sell initially. There’s also the issue with something being so tuneable riders are infinitely more likely to end up running sub-par settings. Saw this a lot with CCDB shocks before CaneCreek had their awesome base tune library running.  That then comes back to cost because without enough buy in because of complicated setup, appearance and compatibility it’s not worthwhile to manufacture for MTB applications. When I first saw the ‘Bevel’ shock on Vital I was wondering if it could stroke enough (compress enough) to match shock dimensions (can it fit on an 8.5” eye-to-eye shock and compress 2.5” for stroke). If that was an issue maybe as Metric catches on we’ll see it again? I’ll ask James & James at SuspensionWerx for an opinion next time I talking to them.

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