Well my Wilbers unexpectedly arrived today, quicker than I thoughts, so I set about fitting it.
I did this myself and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it way. I used my jack to carefully lift/lower the back wheel to line up the holes which made this a very easy instal (see pics).
The quality is really clear when compared to the stock shock so just that alone is nice.
I went out for a test ride and met up with my wife for a drink, so she took a photo of me and Charlotte.
Let's face it the stock shock is pants. As I have added more weight to my bike, I could not go for a ride without it bottoming out, no fun at all. It may be just me but the whole bike feels more stable now, especially when hitting bumps around the corners.
Combined with my sprung constructed saddle, sat atop two springs and the new Wilbers, I recon I've got the best possible set up. On my test ride I deliberately aimed for the bumps and the bike just soaked everything up, no issues with handling and no discomfort, it felt like a totally different bike, bigger, more stable and as it should be.
A great upgrade and one I would highly recommend (especially with a sprung saddle