Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Townsville, QLD
Welcome. Cycling is also a passion although never my job. Came to it too late to try making it a career and it's one of those things that 'if we could go back.....!'
Anyway my first passion has always been motorcycling. Can't answer all your questions but suspension is always worth upgrading, beit motorcycle or mountain bike. But having said that unless you're riding track days regularly the stock suspension is more than adequate. I'm a pretty average rider but have 40 odd years experience and the bike suspension is better than I can ride it. Read the many posts on the subject. Don't have a steering damper and have ridden at ridiculous speeds on shitty roads. Never ridden through K.F.C. chips like Eddypro though!