Slavens Racing is well known in Colorado for its magical setup in rocky terrain. Getting through a rock garden isn’t always easy and finding a smooth line is another thing. Jeff Slavens has the balance between comfort and performance dialed. On the KTM 300 XC-W with Slavens Racing suspension, the fork was sprung one rate to stiff for my 165 lb frame, but the action of the fork was good. Once past the initial stroke and into the mid range of travel, the front end was planted and tracked well through tough rocks.