There was a long and drawn out discussion about the TST damper long ago. It explains the differences far better than I could without referencing that thread. The whole bladder enclosure is very discouraging from me ever purchasing another fork with one as it complicates the oil change process by adding the bladder bleeding to the task.TNC said:That's interesting MK. I don't have any time on an AM1. My HSCV damped forks in recent years are/were the two coil modified '04 Z150SLs, an '02 Monster T, and an '02 Super T. The HSCV damping in those forks is very impressive IMO. The Monster T and Super T were beautifully linear, but not too soft, with that nice oil level ramp up right at the end of travel. I have no real knowledge of how good a TST damper is in a real trail test. Is it basically an HSCV style cart? Again, I'll mention how disappointing I thought HSCV damping was in an all air fork.
_MK your posts have been hitting the ball out of the park lately.:thumbsup:MK_ said:... some time ago I upgraded from HSCV damped Z1 (04) to TST damped AM1 (05) and felt little in terms of damping improvement, aside from external compression adjustment. ... The whole bladder enclosure is very discouraging from me ever purchasing another fork with one as it complicates the oil change process by adding the bladder bleeding to the task.