With this post I permanently and undeniably call dibs on any Ohlins shock that, in the foreseeable future, is posted to WT. Furthermore, any rear shock that is posted, I call tentative dibs until specifications and pricing have been reviewed. Thank you. Carry on.
I was very much like this for awhile. Then signed up for a track day with a group here in WT and that pretty much forced me to build the suspension. The Hagon shock wasn't bad at all and was my first upgrade alongside F4i forks with racetech springs. The Penske on there now however feels like it's on rails and very well behaved. Confidence inspiring type stuff
If you can get used to riding fast with the stock however, upgrading makes you that much more confident because the bike is like night and day. Don't blame if your wallet takes a hit please
Its funny you say that. That's my biggest hurdle right now is confidence in the road... Maybe grounds for 2nd dibs? Haha
Little tough in SoCal because of ND4 troll and the sun but if you can practice riding in the rain, get to become comfortable even around traffic (although I wouldn't attempt that around LA lol).. once the road clears up of the rain you'll be flying like a bat out of hell with all the perceived gains in traction.
Just be careful for the first hour of rain when it hasn't rained in a while, that's when all the oils come up from the pavement.
Im very confident when it comes to commute riding like that, in the sense I wont let my gaurd down but keep relaxed and watch whats going on.
But technical & cornering at times I think too much of what could happen and my performance will suffer. Then there's other times where I can lead the pack because my confidence is through the roof mainly because the road feels good.
I guess when I break it down im my own biggest block.
That's really interesting. Never heard of Nitron, but maybe it's a good shock. The only thing I'm worried about is the seller. Only 10 posts all related to buying and selling stuff... What do you guys think?