Hey, where on earth did you find the rear rebound settings? I have no clue where to look for it :SMy settings are -- new springs and valving from Cogent Dynamics...
Seriously. With the stock hardware the best setup I got was spring preload, compression damping and rebound damping all maxed out on both front and rear. I'm 190#.
The bike is transformed.
I don't ride roots and rocks with this bike and don't ever intend to try to treat it like a dirt bike. I mostly try to ride twisty paved roads and scenic gravel and jeep roads.My riding style might be described as fast and smooth but not necessarily aggressive. With the stock suspension I could not stay smooth in the corners. The bike would pitch and wallow. It would not want to hold the line I picked so I would find myself correcting mid-corner.
The Cogent setup is great. The bike feels very well controlled but is never harsh. Riding twisty pavement is now big fun. Local logging roads are a treat instead of being a little sketchy.
There's a review article I wrote for the ProCycle newsletter here -->
Procycle,...would like to read the article but the link doesn't work, do you have an updated link