dunno why single legged forks never took off
Given how much of the time is spent riding across loose surfaces, just how 'stiff' do you need a fork (or wheel set / back end for that matter) to be? If everything was (from an engineering point of view) absolutely unyielding surely the ride quality would be awful, unless the tyre pressure adjusted itself for different surfaces, and suspension tune was absolutely dreamy (impossible on a hardtail).
If it goes where you've pointed it most of the time, and the rest of the time's a controlled drift, what's not to like?
My old Shiver DC was stiff enough when it was deep in it's travel battering through chunder (i.e. doing what it was designed to do). It was a bit of a noodle when cruising along gravel trails though. So I can understand why people who didn't ride decent trails, or were slow would think that the Shiver DC was very flexy
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