Thanks for that, never heard of these stems. Have passed info onto work colleague, his 45kmhr Giant has rigid forks. Also sent him a link for Suntour NCX seatpost.I bought the SL 4.0 EQ, and then added RedShift ShockStop front and rear. Far cheaper than buying the SL 5.0. I have not ridden a FutureShock 1.5 but the vibration dampening action of the RedShift ShockStop stem feels better than of a Suntour XCM32 110 mm suspension fork... Honestly.