Well having bought a set of these on the back of a few threads and the mini review in this month's singletrack I though i'd share a little review.
First off these forks are superb, so much better than the Fox Float 140 I had on before, they are very easy to set up and the factory set rebound end stroke is spot on. on the downhill they feel stiff, track well and seem to eat up rocks for fun.
Low speed compression - It has 12 settings in total but I run it at 2 from slow which seems to be fine for the riding I do. Some people have said set it at 0 for downhill but would the average man really detect the difference?
Beginning stroke rebound - This setting intially confused me, coming from Fox forks I though it may of needed setting up different but I was told to just set it as I would normally ride my other forks and it seems fine, I have it set 1 click from center towards slow.
Lockout dial - 3 positions:
Open - Full damping and needs no explaining.
Threshold - this is an interesting setting that im still working on, it works fantastic with the forks at 150mm either when climbing off road or on slow twisty sections or stairs as it it firms the fork up in its first 25% of travel, a bit like propedal really, it doesn't seem to work as well when the travel is set 120mm although the reviews seem to say it does?
Full Lockout - Does it need covering?
Dual Position - this drops 30mm from the travel so 150mm to 120mm and it is good for keeping the front down on stepp climbs but i have found that it is actually more difficult on sustanied climbs, this may just be me. so i just use 150 travel with threshold turned on.
all in all this is a very good form and well worth the money plus they are a lot cheaper than the equivalent Fox.
bike they are fitted is a 2009 Rocky Mountain Altitude and rider weight in 90Kg