No i dont know who removed the canti mount. I only used Vs so was never an issue.
I dont have any pics of the bike with the allsop on. Sorry.
The reason i say try it with a softride stem is if you ride swoopy single track and wind the pre load down so its nice and firmish. Then you will have the single track ride of your life!
I remember riding woodsy single track with this set up and a pair of crossmaxs and some real light kit. And it was an experience that i have never come close to since.I promise you
On the other hand it is easy to get it all wrong on very technical trails.Because of the lack of rebound damping.
But do what i used to do and have a push iron for all occasions!
All the best,Al