Does flex equal comfort?

Flex is the word on everyone's lips. The more, the better… so they say. But that simply is not the case. Why else do vehicles with spring suspension also need dampers? Without damping, a component with too much flex is a curse rather than a blessing. Undamped deflection causes oscillation and turns what was meant to be a pro into a definite con. A seat post that flexes too much will literally kick the rider out of the saddle when riding over obstacles.

Our appeal to the bike testers: Please take this into consideration and don't focus solely on the maximum flex values achieved in the test lab!

That's why we don't build maximum flex into our components; we find and perfect the right level of flex for optimum comfort.