I suppose I could sell this idea to some company and make more money than DW (as if that were a lot,) but I'm not really sure it's an advantage... The idea is to ditch coil over springs wrapped around the damper and put the spring somewhere else, use leaf springs, torsion springs, whatever's clever but put it on some linkage so that it optomizes the spring rate, now put the damper in some other location so that the damping rate isn't tied directly to the spring rate. It seems like you could take a bike like a RM 7 with an insanely high spring rate and move the damper to a seperate linkage to lower the damping rate and reduce blown shocks but keep the same suspension feel. Would this work? Has it already been done?