i used to think it was important to have a 1 pc rocker but thats not so true today. its still about stiffness but if ya look at the rockers and mini links out there now, youll see some are much thicker or machined with internal support structures. it also is important to make sure these big ol links are well supported by their bushing/bearing systems. furthermore, all this can be done well then have a floppy rear tri negateing all that hard work.
my rides on the new spot, even in a rough proto form which by no means is gonna be as stiff and refined as the production frame, was leaps and bounds stiffer out back than anything ive ridden before it, including all my turners.
i believe turner riders will have less issues with flex, wear and maintenance with the '09's than in the past. keep in mind there havent been many complaints of these problems by turner owners to begin with and are known to be 1 of the very best on the planet in these reguards. comparison reviews of the pivot and ibis have not been all bad, but not as promising or positive as the dwl turners.