I know alot of people think the stock shocks suck (they're right), but just get a spanner wrench and adjust the rears. The rears are set from factory for 180 lb. rider on notch 2. I'm 200 lb. and moved setting to notch 3. For me it made a big difference with absorbtion. Rebound still not great, but the extra comfort I got with buying a $10 dollar wrench was well worth it and will prolong the inevitable and expensive complete suspension upgrade.