I've put this fork through several XC rides and the flex is almost unbearable to me. there is considerable rearward flex under braking, even just tooling around the driveway. I've tried every tuning trick Fox recommends and none of it helps. I would return if backwoods had a suitable non-Fox option. very disappointed with my first Fox fork.
This is replacing a Reba with 9mm qr, so i was hoping for improved stiffness and control.
3 stars only because it does smooth out the trail better than any fork i've had.