12 hours ago, jpbova said: You are one of the first that I have heard of that beta warrantied the tubes. I'm tempted to the get 18 forks hard coated too but I'm holding out hoping beta fixed the problem. You are smart to have Steve hard coat them right away Hard coating is better to do now then after wear. Tomorrow maybe too late and will cost more. CKNY - KYB’s do deflect when not set up for the woods. However they don’t wear poorly and have a much better performance history. Well worth the cost to upgrade and you will sleep better at night knowing you don’t have to deal with the Sachs wearing issue,,, or possible issue.