Review | EXT Storia V3 – The Last Shock You’ll Ever Need To Buy?

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The EXT Storia LOK V3 is a high end, Italian coil shock. I first spoke with EXT at Eurobike in 2017, but at the time they didn’t have a UK distributor. Enter Chris Porter, with Mojo Rising. Before talking about the hardware or the setup, I’m going to talk very briefly about the first ride: It’s not often you get offered a shock complete with tuning from Chris Porter, and EXT ones are specifically tuned for the frames they’re going into. So, with this all jazzed up for the Nukeproof Mega 275c it was going in, I also assumed that the settings would be some kind of Chris Porter magic too, so whacked that bad boy straight into the bike and took off. Halfway down the first descent it was kicking like a resonant mule, and I ruefully grasped that the compression dials were probably wherever people back at the office had left them, after plenty of fiddling and going “ooo” at the shiny. Setup time then… But First I should tell you a bit...

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