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Softride beam lifespan?
I've searched high and low both on bf.net and the interwebs and haven't found an answer.
Assuming no harsh treatment, how long can one reasonably expect a softride beam to last?
I don't imagine that without overloading that fatigue of the beam itself is an issue, but does the elastomer sandwich lose it's resilience over time?
I just picked up a used Burley Rock'n'roll softride. It's seen very little use, but is up there in age. Looking at the specs (Suntour XCE components IIRC) it looks like a '93.
Anyone out there with ooooold softride beams?