We now have a dozens of rides on the latest version of the MX-Tech shock huck valve with AER fork on our 2016 KTM450SXF.
First impression is huge improvement of bottoming resistance over revalved shock. I used to have a good amount of rub marks on the fender after a long moto and now I am just noticing the dirt is just getting rubbed off and no tire mark. The presents of the bottoming system is there and you can feel it but as long as your compression clicker isn’t backed out to far you don’t feel it come on too much when it’s low in the stroke.
Watching the action of the rear end of the bike looks so much different than a stock setup bike. Much more controlled motion and planted feel. Traction is greatly improved as you don’t need a really stiff low speed compression stack to compensate for bottoming resistance.
With the triple adjuster you can really dial in the low speed rebound to keep the back tire biting when unloaded on entry of a low speed roller into a turn.
Seat bounce any jump face out of a turn with confidence that you won’t blow through the entire stroke instantly.
The balance of the bike has improved to match the bottoming resistance of the AER Fork. While we are happy with the results so far we aren’t done tuning yet and will continue with races as weather is permiting. Stay tuned!