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Old 04-09-2013, 07:31 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by DiasDePlaya View Post
This is not an issue, is intentional. All who had the opportunity to ride the Marc Coma or Ciryl Depres bikes commented that those bikes rear suspension are incredible hard and the front suspension is relatively very soft, and looking their race results is clear that they know how to tune suspensions.
Yes, but those guys load the rear suspension far more than most. A novice rider will stop and look over an obstacle before riding over it. An intermediate rider will scrub off speed and navigate the obstacle in a controlled manner. An expert rider like Coma or Depres will hurtle into the void without blipping the throttle. All three riding styles require different valving, spring rate, and sag. Most offroad race bikes sit a little stinkbug...
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