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Old 01-08-2013, 09:40 PM   #4251
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Originally Posted by Moronic View Post
Yes, another important aspect of Skyhook. The "wider" is dramatic, as illustrated:

Graphic from the excellent tech feature at

So, Skyhook damping can be much harder but also much softer than, say, Ohlins. One reason why I think it would cope better off the tarmac.

One other thing perhaps worth mentioning: there is no reason why Skyhook would not make multiple adjustments per "bump". It is not just a matter of it picking a particular setting.
I'm no engineer but, would there be diminishing returns as you move further out on the damping curve due to the limitations of the spring itself (it also has a finite operating range)? Or maybe conventional damping even on the Ohlins is operating in an envelope smaller than is ideal
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