Already the benchmark in all-mountain performance, the 2016 Stage is further raising the bar. Despite the unanimous applause from media and riders alike, we’ve found a few ways to make the best even better. Internally, we’ve manipulated the rebound architecture to reduce operational noise by 26%, but still maintain the high-volume, high-flow circuitry that gives the Stage fade-free performance, precise damping control, and one of the longest service intervals in the industry. On the compression side of the equation, we’ve given you more easily discernible adjustment increments for both simpler and more robust tunability. A new wiper seal design and compound has amazingly reduced friction on a fork already praised for unmatched suppleness. And finally, we completely refreshed the graphics and are launching a first of it’s kind program that allows you to color match your bike and fork — something never before seen on the consumer or dealer level.