Ok, I found an ohlins shock a while back for a very good price and Im needing to set up my forks for my weight and riding style. I'm looking into the ohlins forks or their cartridge kit. I'd like to keep my all black forks but I want to know what I'd be sacrificing in doing so. I've already sourced aplace to anodize the fork tubes and paint the bottoms but what can you do with the lower fork tubes to black them out? Please no comments on " you don't need ohlins, they're overpriced yada yada yada", I'm just curious on the performance between the 2. As far as my riding abilities, I'm a big guy but I do push the bike very hard. Thanks for any and all replys.