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Sept. 23, 2019, 7:31 a.m. -  Shinook

I've been on one of these for about a month and I love it. I've had 4 or 5 different forks in the past year and a half, the Mezzer is definitely my favorite. My biggest issue being 220ish pounds and riding a lot of natural terrain is finding a fork that is supportive without being insanely harsh, most forks I've tried were either way underdamped and lacked support or the opposite, super supportive but overdamped. The Mezzer really hits it right in the middle: it is compliant, tracks, well, stands up to it's travel when it needs to without diving, and is comfortable. The adjusters seem to have meaningful impact in the bracketing sessions I did, so you can get a firmer or more compliant feel depending on what you are after or what you are riding.  It's my first fork with IRT, which I really like now too. It seems to lack that spiking feel you get with forks that use tokens for progression, where it seems to reach a harsher point in the travel when the progression ramps up. The combination of IRT and HBO seems to guide it into the end stroke a lot easier. I've found myself taking better lines, setting up for corners better, and being able to really get ahead of the bike due to the fork's tracking ability.  My only complaints are pretty minor. The IRT cap should have some kind of seal on it to keep dirt/debris from getting under it onto the top of that cap (the valve itself is sealed, but I've found a lot of dirt under the cap). I've also noticed a minor amount of bushing slop at topout, but it goes away as soon as the lower bushings are engaged and isn't really noticeable riding.  I also found the suggested starting points were a bit on the soft side, I upped the main pressures by 2psi and the IRT by 5 to get a bit more support.

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