Thank you for your thoughts. Is the M+ in fact identical to the regular monarch with the addition of the piggyback to mitigate fading on long descents? While I do have long downhills, more weight is not that welcome when I might be pedaling 4k+ vertical in a day.With the M+ I have to wind in the rebound more since it's a light tune. I feel that the M+, although it is a light compression tune feels like it has more high speed compression that the RT3, (spikey on hard impacts). Just yesterday I put out a few emails to service center's in my area about further reducing the compression damping but I haven't got an answer yet.
So far I would say the M+ L/L is better in that it does not fade on long downhill runs, but it does not otherwise perform any better that the stock RT3. I'l like to try a CCDB coil but it's a big expense.