December 18, 2012
Coming from riding nothing but hardtails, I do not have anything to compare to, since this shock is my first for rear suspension. This shock is everything that I could imagine and works perfectly. I like that you can lock it out on climbs, but honestly since it does not seem to have any pedal bounce, I never have to. It is plush and absorbs everything I can give it. Glides over rocks, handles perfectly, and for the small one and two foot jumps I have done, absorbs them like they were nothing. For me, its the perfect shock and I dont need anything more.
I would definitely recommend this shock. For those coming from hardtails and worried about pedal rebound, there is no concern here. I made the adjustment within a day or two, and even without locking it out, never really notice any pedal rebound.