I just picked up an 854 frame with Vector for for $50 australian dollars. I think to the rest of the world that is the equivalent of two peanuts.
I was going to go down the road of new elastomers from Rapid descent for the front and rear of my bike. Like a few others here I can't get my head around the longevity of the Risse setup. Mind you I am happy for someone to prove otherwise and convince me of that direction. Actually I am not sure it will fit my bike anyway looking at the other pics.
Holy Moly, what is going on with that upper shaft mount? Kind of looks like it hinges?
As far as the Risse, my short experiences with them is that when working properly, they last pretty well (but still like the sponges
'90 Offroad "Proflex"
'97 Proflex 957 Large, '97 Proflex 957 Small
'99 K2 OzM, "98 Proflex 4500 frameset
'00 K2 3000, '00 K2 4000
'02 Serotta CSTi, '95 McMahon FS