The stock settings on fork and shock are very good. Each test rider made very few, if any, changes over the two-day test, and those who did found the setting they were looking for with one or two adjustments. The fork has more of a comfort-oriented feel, which is partially due to a soft spring rate. Heavier test riders occasionally bottomed the fork on really big impacts, a problem that could be alleviated with stiffer springs. The valving is great and fork action is very progressive. Aside from the occasional hard landing, the front end soaks up everything from small braking bumps to most large hits with plenty of comfort and predictability. The shock is well-matched to the fork, and at 105mm of sag, the bike feels balanced. It stays planted in rough conditions and holds up well on impacts.