Originally Posted by GSMarc
I changed mine with an Ohlins because when braking, the rear part of the bike was going up too much for me.
I don't like that behaviour.
I admit that my HP2E has never seen dirt roads more than 0,01% of the time I ride it.
Perhaps the air shock is good in dirt type of ride with 21" front wheel, I don't know.
Where the HP2 E air shock accelled in my humble opinion was slow technical hill climbing or dual sporting of flat roads, did phenomenal in those conditions. However if you hit a water break or any kind of a decent bump the front would blow through and the rear would kick up dangerously due to no rebound control,.......the same reason you did not like it on the street. The air shock was super light and if they could have designed it with a tuneable orifice to dial in rebound and compression like they do on mountain bikes they'd be onto something
The air shock has A LOT less inertia due to it's much lighter weight and consequently can respond quicker to changes in traction and is progressive by nature (the harder it's compressed the stiffer it gets)