They are tempting aren't they? A few have mentioned a lot about the XT I would now not consider it, that and no magic E button is a no go nowdays.
O and I'm sure you do too bro. I'm just fussy and don't want to work on anything anymore. I'm having to use a walker right now, just from trying to oil the chains on the bikes a couple-three weeks ago. Blew my knee out getting up (happened at least 10 times with both knees over the years) Then a few days later, with a totally totally unstable knee, it decided to hyper extend itself backwards under my full weight. Then it really hurt!!! I just can't do it anymore bro, and I don't like it one bit.Well, LT, physical "trauma" can be an indicator of condition, but I don't think it's a deal breaker. I beat the hell out of my bikes and they often look like crap, and yet I also maintain them extremely well.
On Mr. Hide's example the rear is about the same stiffness as a stock shock on the TW. The front had considerable dive under any kind of braking, rebound was slow and mushy. Granted that I scale in at ~180# which is likely more than your average dirt jockey. He runs about 150# and didn't have quite as bad a time with it but was still not impressed by the overall softness.For those of you who have commented on the weak or unsatisfactory suspension on the XT350, how does it compare to the TW's suspension?
Weak and unsatisfactory. ha ha