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DSD RUNT Reviewed by Top Member Reviewer and Jenson USA Award Winner 3

You can earn $100 at Jenson USA for your Vital MTB member reviews. See the best review from last month's Top Reviewer and learn how you could earn the top spot in October.

Every month we award the Top User Reviewer with a little prize. This month Jenson USA pitched in another $100 gift card! Vital member bullit398 took home top honors in September after writing this in-depth review:


Diaz Suspension Design RUNT - "I have not had too many air forks that I loved. Maybe I'm overly sensitive but the small bump on air springs just has not cut it for me in the past. The Runt has changed that for me. Pretty much the only air spring I had ridden prior that I really liked was on a BOS DH fork. I've had 36's, 40's, Pikes, Lyriks, Boxxers, Ohlins and a few others in the past. With the Runt I'm running over 20 PSI less than I would with the standard Evol spring. I love the suppleness of that low pressure in beginning stroke. It's not quite as supple as the ACS with green spring but it's quite close enough that I'm satisfied. What the runt provides is the best mid stroke support of any fork I've ridden. The mid-stroke support is more on par with the over sprung ACS but with the suppleness of the softer spring off the top. It's the best of both worlds. Supple off the top but the runt rides extremely composed and high in its travel. I ended up going from the near closed end on compression settings to closer to the open end because the spring is so supportive.

Bottom out resistance is smooth and progressive, unlike the feel off 3+ tokens that can feel like hitting a wall. Full travel does occur occasionally but it’s few and far between and never noticeable when it does. For reference I'm 185 lbs., running 58 PSI in the low chamber and 125 in the high chamber. For $200, it's well worth it. I've tried quite a few modifications and custom tunes over the years and I would say this has made the biggest difference in ride quality over all of them." - Read more»

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