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Old 06-18-2013, 12:34 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by red tag View Post
Thanks, any difference in handling between the two?
The R's feel plusher to me mostly because the Paralever is letting the suspension work more under hard acceleration. That and that longer wheelbase IS noticeable IMO. I need all the cornering clearance I can get and shorter wheelbase bikes have more, all other things remaining equal, for not having to lean over as far in the same turn. R's are more stable. Some might like that. I don't but I like twin shock R65's and short wheelbase /5's for the same reasons. R100R forks should work a bit better for their teflon bushings and real top tree but the top tree can be replaced on a Mono. Plus a Mono has a rigidly mounted fork brace. It mostly bowls down to that Paralever versus a Monolever. They just aren't worth the trouble IMO. I prefer Monolevers for their handling and reliability. A lot of people do say that the R's and the like are the best handling airheads but I am not one of them. I think LS's and Monolevers are.

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