I emailed a suspension shop that has been featured in at least 1 magazine, receiving a high grade on their work for the everyday rider. The subject was doing away with the mid valve. Here's what they had to say: "The factories switched to mid stage valve stacks in the mid 90's because it allows more control over the oil flow. The lower adjuster actually has about 1/4 the oil flow that that the mid speed valve passes. Using the mid speed as a valve stack increases the possibilities for oil control over using only the lower stack. I would only remove the mid-valve if you were a 60 year old trail rider." What do you guys think about that concept? Rich p.s. I will let the suspension shop I heard from remain anonymous.