This is the best fork money can buy, hands down. This thing grips like nobody's business, it is the most forgiving fork you can ride, where other forks will wash out or throw you over the bars, this thing picks you right back up and then goes faster! You will ride in complete disbelief at the things you can do, and/or get away with, it'll save your ass more times then you'll ever be able to count. And did i mention the grip? Idon't even remember what it feels like to wash the front end anymore, and i'm going twice as hard and twice as fast as before. There is simply no compromise on this fork, within 1 or 2 clicks of the stock recommended settings its as supple as you could ever want over the small chatter with out diving, plenty of mid stroke support that doesn't push the front end or wallow too deep in the travel, and an amazingly smooth bottom out that will never kick back. Don't waste your time with the garbage other companies are selling, get what works, you will NOT regret it.