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Well my wife's fork leg arrived back from Maxton today and the final piece of the jigsaw fell into place and the bike is now a totally different animal.

As with my Bonneville, I'd always struggled with the thought of spending a disproportionate amount of money on suspension for what is a relatively low powered, naked, budget bike. But like the Bonnevile, the Scrambler rolls out of the factory with some of the cheapest suspension available. The original front fork internals Maxton returned were some of the cheapest and nastiest components ever. But, having bikes around with good suspension, and previously owning many more, poor suspension is a real bug bear for me.

So, now gone is the jack hammer front suspension, and jarring ride quality that hopped, skipped and jumped over anything other than billiard smooth roads. In it's place is a lively, fun bike that rides the bumps, regains it's composure quickly and never gets unsettled, even when hitting the bumps mid corner. At speed, it's smooth, settled and stable, but is equally supple and compliant low down, and riding through the patched and rutted streets of our village is like being on a different bike.

As a package, I'd definitely recommend it. The Maxton GP20 Cartridge was £320 fitted (I removed and refitted the fork leg), and the Shock Factory M-Shock was £350, so a total of £670 (UK prices including 20% VAT). Definitely good value and money well spent in my book. :)
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