It's been a while since I've owned a bike with a Fox rear shock. In the past 2 years I've owned a Stumpjumper with an AFR shock and now an Epic. After riding a Titus Racer X recently with an RP3 shock, it seems that the AFR shock releases better upon impact than pedaling platform shocks.
In other words the AFR shocks absorb the bumps (mainly felt riding in the saddle) rather than just soften them. I felt that with the RP3 shock I was still getting bucked up a little over, say, a root. With the AFR shock I felt like the bike stayed steady.
I'm curious to know if others have noticed this?
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