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    Lauf vs Mastadon Pro vs Mastadon Comp

    What would I be losing going comp over pro ?

    And is Lauf really gonna give me a decent cushion?

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    What are you using it for? Smooth out rough snow and sand, or actual trail riding?
    Comp is heavier... Not sure on internals

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    Salsa Beargrease - trail riding

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    In addition to a weight advantage, the Pro has a rebound speed adjustment that the Comp does not have.

    I have not ridden the Lauf, but it is just a spring, no dampening. It's going take most of the energy that it absorbs and return it back up through the bars.

    I bought my Mastodon Pro through 365 Cycles. It was the lowest price I could find and it arrived quickly. Please note that you will need to buy the appropriate race for your headset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueCheesehead View Post
    In addition to a weight advantage, the Pro has a rebound speed adjustment that the Comp does not have.
    Wrongo....both the Pro and Comp have rebound adjustment. They differ in Compression adjustments

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    Wrongo....both the Pro and Comp have rebound adjustment. They differ in Compression adjustments
    Yep. The Pro has two compression adjustments while the Comp has one.

    Also, to the OP, if you define trail riding with lots of roots and rocks, DO NOT get the Lauf. I had one and for snow riding and just general riding on fire roads and smooth dirt it's great. The lack of damping creates a lot of bouncing and vibration on irregular surfaces.

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    Yes lots of roots - Lauf out

    Comp or Pro ... is the comp a big drop off in quality ?

    Iím not sure I need all of the extras , Iím s set and go guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor View Post
    Wrongo....both the Pro and Comp have rebound adjustment. They differ in Compression adjustments
    My mistake. The Pro has high and low speed compression adjustments on top of the stanchion where as the Comp only has low speed.

    If not riding in super cold and value light weight over flex then a Bluto may suffice.

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    I hear a lot a negative on Bluto

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNatureBoy View Post
    I hear a lot a negative on Bluto
    From what I read the Bluto was okay, but the Mastodon was better.

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    Mastadon is significantly stiffer and has higher quality damping than a Bluto. I owned two Blutos before the Mastadon Pro. Preferred a rigid carbon fork over the Bluto, very happy with the Mastadon so far.

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