- Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:07 pm
The custom part was only to eliminate any squeaking caused by the spring. It is not a necessary part. Construction of the kit is of decent quality with flanged ball bearings at the critical pivot points of this five bar linkage design.
Yes, any suspension is better than no suspension for the m365, which is unfortunately the main reason for the 10" wheel mod. Installation is not an issue (see youtube or monorim's facebook page). For all m365 owners, when removing the nuts on the side of the front wheel, use a cheater bar (longer bar that gives you leverage) with the supplied 18mm crescent wrench. Duct tape a broom to the end of the wrench if you have to or find a metal pipe that fits over the wrench (anything long that rigidly attaches to the end of the wrench). A foot of extra length should do nicely. It will allow you to remove the nuts without 100% of your strength, so you can make sure the wrench is secure during removal and will not strip the nuts.
However, what users will have to review are the two springs that come with the kit. The yellow is the lighter spring (50-100kg) and the blue is a bit stiffer (70-120kg). Therefore, the ride experience can differ based on the riders weight. There is a decent amount of spring travel, so one can add washers underneath the spring for fine adjustment. The optimal setup is using a double chamber air shock similar to ones used on mountain bikes. Then the air shock can really be fine tuned per user weight and preferred ride.
Every rider is different, but I believe this kit is a safe bet for a better ride on the m365. Good luck with the suspension kit, 365guy, and congratulations on your good fortune!