The suspension works well. It's limited in travel to about 1.4" as it was designed to be to avoid excessive rolling in corners. I expect it'll soak up the worst of the bumps which it'll need to do with those ultra skinny tyres. The rod vs tube thing was at the front of my mind. I've always gone with tubes in the past and male rod ends for that very reason. I didn't think for one moment mild or stainless rod would cope so I've used M8 8.8 high tensile rod to help with it's resistance to bend and a carbon sleeve will also add further resistance. If it fails it's not a massive job to remake them, involving nothing but the rods themselves. I've noticed others going this way but I've also noted many people not being overly forthcoming about failings. If these fail I'll certainly report that back. The A frames are M10 8.8 threaded rod and have withstood me testing the suspension. I know that's not remotely the same as being in use but it's as much testing as I can achieve right now.