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Added a comment about feature Marginal Gains: There’s Nothing *Stock* About Stock Suspension 10/23/2020 11:19 AM
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There is certainly an element of psychology when it comes to self-rating ability level. I noticed that the offset toggle, as you said, has some pretty large differences in fork pressure, but more minor differences in rear shock settings. It could be a way of designing the app so that those who self-rate their skill level highly come out with useful settings. "Fork feels firm, but I'm an expert. I MUST be Offset 2."

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Added a comment about feature Marginal Gains: There’s Nothing *Stock* About Stock Suspension 10/22/2020 2:25 PM
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I'm actually a bit confused by this. The bike setup app has a toggle for skill level and for forward and rearward offset. Am I wrong to think that the extent which you ride over the front of the bike and drive the front end is a component of skill level? Can you really be highly skilled and hanging off the back of the bike?

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