Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Texas Hill Country (1hr NW of San Antonio)
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Braaperino, you are good! Yes, the Wilbers has HIGH and LOW speed COMPRESSION adjustability which is why I chose it over the K-Tech. I'm very sensitive to the high-speed compression setting and didn't want to risk getting yet another shock that was too harsh in that regard. But the K-Tech 'using' folks on here have found that the Razor's high-speed setting is perfect out-of-the-box, so knowing that, I would not be held back from getting one. It does have a 'compression' adjustment, but doesn't separate them out like Wilber's does.
A lot of people don't know the difference in the two compression settings so having one more knob/screw to play with is a 'bad' thing for them. They just want it to 'work' out of the box with less to screw up. The K-Tech is good for that since they seem to have gotten the high-speed compression setting correct. Others like the ability to control 'everything', and the Wilbers is probably better for them. The Razor comes with length adjustment capability and the Wilbers does not (but it can be ordered that way for a bit extra.) So both are 'four-way' adjustable, but differ ever so slightly on what those four adjustments are.
The "remote adjuster" on the K-Tech has the mount accessible whereas the Wilber mount requires removing the seat to get to it AND it takes up the space I used to keep my tire plug 'strings' and tools...but as time goes on, I'm warming up to it. Really, you only need to access those adjustment screws early on. Once the shock is dialed in, it's probably better they are 'out-of-sight-out-of-mind'. Po-TAY-to / Pa-TAH-to. I think for equal money, the shocks are of equal value and use. Minor differences, and you were wise to 'parse' out what those differences were for those that are really getting serious and trying to figure out which would be best for THEIR use.
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