I tried one and am not red-hot about it but YMMV. I'm a near-Clyde [Missouri Mule [Momma was a Clyde], maybe] at 188 pounds and at the 'lightest' tension, I have difficulty determining if I am actually compressing the blessed spring even when doing some rough stuff. It's on my Beater-Sunday-Java-Sortie-Steed for the time being. [Yes, I have too many bikes and don't know what to do about it. No, I have no plans to get rid of her.] Note carefully the caveat about adjusting the spring.