Got a new set of Vanilla R's for Christmas. Had a couple of rides on them to get them bedded in and on Sunday, over frozen ground I have to say they were a complete revelation. My previous Forks were Vanilla's also from 2005, but the new ones are just in a different league. Stunned as to how supple and well damped they feel. Seems Forks have come on a long way in the last few years.
Just thought I would share.