Supporting Vendor Camel ADV Posted May 9, 2020 Supporting Vendor Share Posted May 9, 2020 I don't often do product or business reviews. If I do, it's because I had a really great (or terrible) experience. Being in Canada, winter months mean no local riding. My Tenere was in storage in California for a bit. I contacted George Spinali at Suspension 101 in Alpine, California to see if he was interested in doing R&D tuning on my T7's suspension while the bike was not being ridden. He was very excited to get his hands on this new model and for a few weeks in November I left it with him. He worked his magic on it and when I went back down in early December, I picked the bike up and took it for a test ride. The change from stock was astounding. No more wallowing and bottoming, no vague steering, the bike's handling was crisp and sporty without being too firm. Any tuner can give your bike a plush ride but it usually comes at the expense of the bottom resistance. The opposite is also true, anyone can set up your bike up to not bottom out over rough terrain but you usually get an unpleasantly firm ride the rest of the time. A great tuner can set your suspension up so it's Cadillac smooth AND has excellent bottoming resistance. I was running George's revalved and resprung components on the bike until I swapped the new KYB SSS forks and TFX shock. If I didn't do the dumb riding that I do, I'll still be running those parts. I've used a half dozen other suspension tuners in the past and can say without hesitation that the ride quality from Suspension 101 is the best I've experienced. Don't let his bare bones website fool you, he's the real deal. Whether you're 140lbs in gear or riding 2 up with full luggage, using your T7 as a SuperMoto, out riding single track or just commute, George can get your 700 Tenere's suspension dialled in, give him a call or email. FYI, I'm not sponsored by Suspension 101, I'm simply posting this because of the great service I got and the outstanding ride quality of components I've got back from him on both my T7 and 790R. His work will truly transform your bike. This video is riding in the Glamis Dunes after the revalve and respring. It's nice and plush but still has great bottoming resistance: 6 1 Bits and pieces for your adventure bike. Camel-ADV.com Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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