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Agreed 100%. I’ve been kicking this around in my head all week, trying to see it from a different (non-cynical) perspective. But so far I just can’t. You’ve covered the essentials of the argument in my head, and the only thing I’ll add is that I just don’t see how it’d make my ride experience any better. Case in point was this afternoon’s ride: it was on my local lap. Fairly steep bits in the approach, 1300’ climb. HR is 160ish the whole climb. Takes me 55-60 min any day of the year. No dabs, no faffing around, seldom stop for pics or food, i just go. I just can’t sort out where this system would do me an ounce of good. I’m an experienced rider on a current-year enduro bike, I ride high quality suspension (AND I know how to set it up), and I ride often. Because FA only changes things on the climbs and flats, I fail to see how it’d make my riding experience any better. It isn’t going to get me up the mountain any faster (right?) and because it is ‘open’ on descents, it’s no different than my existing Lyrik and Super Deluxe. Can someone help me understand the value?
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