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A unique mix of dumming down and making simple things needlessly complex.
If you do not like dials and doodads then get the RC version.
If you do like all the buttons then get the RCT3 and fiddle away. If you have money to burn then get your suspension tuned by a professional. Hey, side effect is that you may learn more about what is going on and what you are feeling on the trail.
The addition of more batteries and widgets seems wasteful from the perspective of need to cost (R&D trickle down cost to end user price) as well as environmental costs with more complex heavy metal electronics that will die quicker than pure mechanical suspension.
Second part of the added costs are for maintenance. Instead of mechanical components you can tear down at home you have electronics which are difficult to diagnose and repair.
So who is this for? The guy who wants all out performance? Maybe, but my experience tells me that those same people like to understand their équipement and exercise control over the finite details rather than cognitively offload that role. The new guy who wants to Keep It Simple (KIS)? Not likely in their beginner friendly starter budget. The rich person just getting into the sport who does not know any better? Probably the most likely candidate right behind a youtube mtb pro trying to sell you on the need for an ebike.
Personally, I do not agree with this trend. Lazy, wasteful, expensive and not needed. Bougie to the nth degree.
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