I did not get enough saddle time to make any final conclusions, and I needed to tune the shock more.
Yeah, but what's the point? To me it looks like a just another faux bar suspension but now you're exposing the shock (and your tender bits) to more potential damage. There's nothing this gains over just using different shaped rocker arms and mounting the shock vertically inside the triangle (ala Kona). In addition this puts the bike's center of gravity higher. ride-design-fail.jpg