My review on the Parker continues to have the most hits in my blog. They say that Jamis couldn’t make them fast enough to meet the demand. They also apparently made some improvements for the 2009 model. I hope they did not make it heavier in an effort to make it beefier. If there should be any improvement it should be the length of travel. I would make it a 5.5 inch travel and probably put bearings on the pivots that use bushings. The issues about the Parker have been its weight and squeeking/creaking of pivots and its lack of travel, the issue of stay breakage I believe is more of a rarity. Thats it!