Re­ac­tive Sus­pen­sion fork course £210

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Tester Rupert Paul, MCN Con­trib­u­tor Time tested Four years What’s good? I’ve now been on four of Re­ac­tive Sus­pen­sion’s day-long cour­ses. Tu­tor (and Re­ac­tive owner) Gareth Evans is calm and pa­tient, and a mine of in­for­ma­tion. Fired up by his knowl­edge I’ve vastly im­proved the rub­bish sus­pen­sion of var­i­ous 1990s Du­catis by trans­plant­ing high qual­ity GSX-R600 car­tridges and lin­ear springs into them. I’ve ser­viced forks for friends and the odd pay­ing cus­tomer. I’m even putting Du­cati car­tridges into some 1970s Suzuki legs for an En­field special I’m build­ing. You get the idea: once you get your teeth into this sus­pen­sion lark, it trans­forms your un­der­stand­ing and the level you can op­er­ate at. What’s not? Ob­vi­ously, you have to be keen to splash out £210 on a day’s learn­ing. It also helps if you’re rea­son­ably used to work­ing on bikes; strip­ping a shim stack takes a bit of con­cen­tra­tion. But if you’re into rac­ing, special build­ing, restora­tion or just im­prov­ing your bike, it’s su­perb. Con­tact www.re­ac­tivesus­pen­sion.com Qual­ity ★★★★★ Value ★★★★★

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